The Perfect Outfit: Marguerite's Run-Around-In Outfit

The elaborate designs you see on Vogue spreads photographed by Mark Seliger and Annie Leibovitz aren't just the result of clever location scouting. Much of it has to do with the design wizardry of Wade & Strauss, a set and production design studio based in New York. As one half of the in-demand team (they've scored shoots for Vanity Fair, Elle, Rolling Stone, Burberry, Target, and Topshop among plenty others), Marguerite Wade is always shuttling around to work with clients in L.A. and New York, which means that while theatrics are part and parcel of her work life, comfort steals the spotlight in her everyday wear. "I like to wear clothes that are comfortable, but still have some style to them," Marguerite states. And while she's often in jeans and sneakers, Marguerite is not one to run past style. "Isabel Marant jumpsuits are perfect since they are super light and comfortable and have a flattering fit," she explains. The easy jacket and jeans pairing she's wearing is another perfect example. "Blazers and jackets can be thrown on quickly over a T-shirt and transition well into spring. And you'll often find me wearing my worn-in Dries Van Noten boots." While we despair of ever finding that gorgeous bootie, we've jotted down Marguerite's style pointers so you can pound the pavement as stylishly as she does. Another great tip we can't wait to cop: keeping strands tucked neatly away via a stylish braid.
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Essential # 1: The Slouchy Jacket—Less restricting than its structured sister but just as polished, a relaxed-fit blazer can be thrown over anything, whether you're running errands or rushing off to a last-minute meeting.
Mango Jacket, $99.90, available at Mango.
Essential #2: The Slim Jean—Black denim is more forgiving, both on curves and on annoying stains. We love the slightly cropped hem too, all the better to show off your best booties.
Zara Jeans, $59.90, available at Zara.
Essential #3: The Worn-In Bootie—Break up the black with a boot fashioned from a rich dark brown leather that only looks better the more you wear them.
Land's End Ankle Bootie, $39.99, available at Land's End.
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