9 to 5 style: 1 vest, 3 ways {with intermix}

by Krystal Bick
November 2, 2015

First outfit: Vest: Intermix; Dress: Timo Weiland; Jeans: Frame; Shoes: Saint Laurent; Bag: Celine; Sunglasses: YSL; Bracelet: Miansai
Second outfit: Vest: Intermix; Dress: Marissa Webb; Boots: Stuart Weitzman; Scarf: Alexander McQueen; Bracelet: Miansai
Third outfit: Vest: Intermix; Top: Frame; Skirt: Marissa Webb; Shoes: Saint Laurent; Bag: Saint Laurent; Necklace: Aldo; Bracelet: Miansai
When it comes to my work wardrobe, I’ve never really subscribed to the idea that certain items are strictly meant for work, whiles others are meant for off-duty time. Granted, I’ve always worked in a creative environment, which means I’ve gotten to enjoy a relatively relaxed dress code — and I like to think I’ve taken full advantage of this! Statement dresses and pieces take on all new meaning when you can see yourself kicking ass in a meeting and cutting loose with a few after hours cocktails in them — without missing a beat. 
So when Intermix asked me a little bit about a typical work day and how I dress to tackle it, I loved the idea of taking one piece (in this case, a beloved long vest, my pièce de résistance this season), and making it go the extra mile, from 9 to 5 to be exact. 
8:30am: I start my day pretty early, with Elvis as my 6am alarm clock. After running a few miles, usually along the Hudson River Running Path, I love hopping over to a local coffee shop before the day officially kicks off to get some emails answered and the to-do list prioritized. And for those of you in NYC, check out Everyman Espresso and snag one of their waffles. Delicious little sugar rush for the morning rush.
1pm: My day is typically packed with meetings, some in person and a lot of them via video conference. Whenever possible though, I love meeting up in person and preferably out of the office to get some fresh air and change up my scenery. This particular day I stopped by the Nylon offices to meet with my blog management team at Socialyte. 
6pm: I love the idea of mixing menswear with evening attire — it feels almost like you borrowed your date’s jacket or vest at the end of the night. Best part — you don’t have to give it back to anyone. The past few Thursdays and Fridays, I’ve been frequenting The Garret and Fedora (both in the West Village) for those late afternoon meetings that could easily pivot to happy (strategy) hour.

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