Whether we're taking a train, bike, car, or our own two feet to get to work, what we wear on the way is sometimes a whole lot different than what we wear when happily ensconced behind our desks. Those pumps don't feel quite as comfortable on the pavement as opposed to carpeting. That pleated skirt can quickly become a pleated cape if faced with an errant gust of subway wind. And, that bag fits everything you own…but carrying everything without throwing your back out is another story.
That's why commuting fashion exists, and it's way beyond just wearing your gym shoes with your skirt suits. Because, as anyone who considers outfit-making a serious activity knows, the best sort of commuting clothes are ones that work in the office as well — no quick-changes required. And. though we took our style tips to the highest fashion limit, the actual advice still applies, whether you're wearing a sequined designer gown or a that perfect new skirt you scored on sale last weekend.
Don't get too distracted by all the pretty: Read this now for a better commute tomorrow.
Photographed by Landon Nordeman; Styled by Emily Holland; Modeled by Mia Woolrich at Elite Models; Hair and Makeup by Sophie Haig