Rebecca spends her 9-to-5 as a senior fundraising professional for a national advocacy nonprofit. In her free time, she advances more causes by serving as a volunteer and board member for local grassroots organizations. All that good doing calls for a relaxed, utilitarian style—spiced up with fun, sophisticated pieces.
What’s your daytime work style?
My nonprofit tends to be pretty casual, so my go-to uniform is a pair of slim, dark jeans with a striped top or button down and a pair of ballet flats. But if I have a meeting with a donor or VIP, I usually dress up with a simple Calvin Klein shirt.
How do you take your look from office to evening?
I focus on accessories—jewelry and eyeliner make a big difference. Sometimes I bring in a more elegant purse or a scarf when going out after work.
What’s your weekend style?
Weekends are for hanging out in Brooklyn with my dog. I live in my ripped-up boyfriend jeans and a T-shirt. If I’m going someplace more fancy than the dog park, I usually change only my shoes and jacket (a classic trench coat really does class up every outfit).
What’s your best piece of personal style advice?
Most of the time I dress in basic “uniforms,” but every once in awhile I splurge on a red silk dress, leopard-print pumps, or something else totally ridiculous. The trick is to invest in your uniform and spend less on your splurges. Because when are you really going to wear that tulle skirt?
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