The Inspiration: The modern working woman who wants something a little cooler than the norm.
The Look: Talk about class! This is really the collection for the woman who already has everything, but craves investment pieces with some interest. These looks are familiar but with enough added detail (an oxford with sheer paneling, a trench that's part sherpa, part canvas) to make them completely new. The styling may be the best part — a plain sweater dress and skirt were elevated into something really cool with some thoughtful layering. A no-nonsense color palette (white, black, navy, deep olive) and relatively conservative hemlines means this woman cares as much about her career as she does high-end, long-lasting fashion.
The Accessories: A neat, short necklace that mimics vertebrae plus long, knee-skimming scarves.
The Beauty: Frosty lids, pale pink lips and a deep side part.
The Casting: Joan Smalls closed.
The Takeaway: And the award for coolest work wardrobe updates goes to…Ports 1961.
All images: IMAXtree