Fashion Jobs – How To Dress Like a Fashion Editor



Being an editrix of a high-fashion glossy is a difficult job. The stress of putting together an informative magazine and living the high life at the same time would be exhausting… And keeping ahead of the trends both in work and your own wardrobe? No wonder Miranda Preistly ordered so many double espressos!


Think business professional but with a fashion-forward edge. A fashion editor meets with other fashionistas, obviously, but also with the magazine’s investors, journalists, and more. This means that you need to pick classic business wear, like a pencil skirt or great jacket. But, since you need to project the image of a fashion authority, don’t just choose basic business blah. Instead, go for edge-y pieces that incorporate big trends, like this pencil skirt with mesh inserts- a nod to spring’s athletic trend. Meanwhile, this mixed-media jacket by Fendi is a fresh alternative to a blazer. ASOS skirt, $20. Fendi jacket, $3102, available at Farfetch.



Inject a sense of fun into an otherwise serious look with a quirky graphic tee. While fashion is serious business, it also can (and should!) be fun. This will keep it from looking like you take yourself too seriously, and also earn you major cool points for adding some edge to your look. LaLa Berlin Tee, $150, available at Farfetch.



High fashion equals high heels. Sorry, ladies- flats just don’t cut it when you’re making it to the top. Stand above the crowd both figuratively and literally in sky-scraping stilettos. Choose shoes in a sharp shape and fresh colour to communicate a message of crispness and modernity, because as Anna Wintour always says, “Fashion isn’t about looking back”. Dolce and Gabanna heels, $595, available at SSENSE.



With a schedule full of meetings, appointments and go-sees, any editor worth her salt needs a watch. But not just any watch will do- pick one from a classic heritage brand to showcase your knowledge of fashion history (think Hermes, Gucci or Ralph Lauren). Forget being boring and opting for a basic black or brown band- instead, add a vivid jolt of energy to your look by picking a timepiece in one of the season’s hottest hues. Hermes watch, $7,250.



Tote you tablet, files and everything else in the season’s coolest it-bag. Don’t choose one that has been on the street style radar so long that it’s over before it even began. Rather, choose one that’s artistic and cutting-edge, not just a label-dropper. Wondering what might fit the bill? Think Givenchy’s cut-and-paste graphic tote! Givenchy tote, $1255, available at Luisa via Roma.



Don’t forget to stay on top of beauty trends, too. Spring’s biggest beauty trend is the orange lip, and you can bet that the most on-the-ball fashion editors are already rockin’ a swipe of satsuma on their pout! 3 Concepts lip crayon, $21, available at Yes Style.


Don’t forget statement accessories to finish your look. For Anna Wintor, it’s sunglasses. For Andre Leon Talley, it’s capes. Whatever trademark accessory you choose, make sure to incorporate it into every outfit to build your personal brand as an editor. I chose these statement-making earrings as a trademark piece and a way to add a last dash of polish to a hard-edged look. Eddie Borgo Earrings, $304 available at Monnierfreres.


You’ll be your very ow devil wearing Prada with these tips, and will know just what to wear when that promotion phone call comes!

By: Morgan

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