One thing I most miss about going to the office is the opportunity to experiment with my style and getting to see what fun looks my colleagues are wearing. Every day I’d put together a full look from head to toe—outerwear, sunglasses, jewelry, handbags, shoes, the whole shebang. When it came to getting dressed for work, I didn’t stick to much of a uniform; however, I liked to rotate my favorite office staples each week—say, a shirt with a major ’70s pointed collar, leather Bermuda shorts, patent coats as dresses, and lots and lots of impractical footwear. Where else can you wear a white leather mule? While I’ve adopted a much more 
pared-down style this past year (comprised of simple button-ups, knits, and slippers), I look forward to having a reason to put all of the outfit puzzle pieces back together—layers, accessories, heeled shoes, rigid and structured fabrics—even if it did cause me to be late every now and again!

Proenza Schouler Vase slingback pumps

Uncommon Matters silver and gold stratus hoops

Kasl Editions vinyl-coated wool longline coat

Bottega Veneta embellished leather shorts

Lucie Zhang, Associate Director of Social Media

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One thing I miss about the office (besides hanging out with my coworkers) is having a reason to dress up. At Vogue, no look was ever “too much,” and I love the creative freedom we had to wear what made us feel good. That being said, I also relish the emphasis working from home has put on comfort and ease, and I will definitely bring that with me into post-pandemic office life. This dress from Simone Rocha’s recent collection looks both comfortable and romantic (especially appealing since I too have been binge-watching Bridgerton and Downton Abbey). I am also eagerly awaiting her H&M collaboration for a chance to snag designs at affordable prices. I will likely pair it with practical pieces I’ve acquired during this time in lockdown, including a black Telfar tote (which conveniently fits my laptop) and Sarah Flint black boots (which I love for their built-in arch support). If we don’t need to wear masks in the office (there’s an optimistic thought!), I will also embrace the moment to put on my old favorite Chanel lipstick. Most of all, I look forward to giving friends and family whom I haven’t seen in a while big hugs–and hopefully explore some international destinations. My trusty Away carry-on remains at the ready for when that moment comes.

Chanel Rouge Coco ultra-hydrating lip colour

Telfar medium black shopping bag

Sarah Flint perfect zip bootie 30

Lauren Valenti, Senior Beauty Editor

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