Designer Rebecca Minkoff Has One Easy Rule for Spicing Up Your Work Wardrobe

It’s easy to get into a rut when dressing for work. After all, there are only so many different ways you can wear a white button-down or a wrap dress. Designer Rebeca Minkoff, thankfully, has just the solution to do away with the work wardrobe blues and it will definitely leave you feeling cool and confident for your 9-to-5.

We chatted with the 38-year-old apparel and accessories designer backstage at her fall/winter 2019 show at Pier59 Studios during New York Fashion Week and learned that when it comes to selecting a work wardrobe, Minkoff employs one simple rule.

I always say put on something that makes you feel a little uncomfortable. Not physically uncomfortable, but more of a feeling within,” she explained.

Minkoff pointed to her jeans as an example. Cool-girl-esque gray faded denim with studs all over are hardly the norm, but they’re versatile and interesting in a way that made them both work-appropriate (at least for more casual office settings) and a conversation starter.

Speaking of pushing the work ensemble envelope, Minkoff developed a new inclusive sizing capsule collection with Stitch Fix for her fall/winter 2019 collection that’s anything but basic.

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Minkoff’s range, which is priced from $138 to $248, includes everything from a pink power suit to a red faux fur coat and it comes in sizes 00 to 24 and XXS to 3X. Minkoff partnered with Stitch Fix, and utilized data learnings on fit, length and style to meld these new size-inclusive fits with her aesthetic.

Speaking of her collection, Minkoff added, “We didn’t just want to talk to one type of woman, because how many million women are in the workforce? They all want something different, so we opened up that paradigm a bit.”

Now, if you’ll excuse us, we’re off to buy that pink suit.

Additional reporting by Dena Silver.

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