When we were children, the career paths laid out in front of us came with conspicuous costumes: we could spot a doctor, a mailman, or a firefighter from an avenue away. As we got older, real, less archetypal employment hung in our futures, possible jobs whose accompanying outfits were less obvious—but each still possessed a requisite style. You want to be a librarian? A bartender? A graphic designer? You still have to dress the part, just like a chef needs a toque.
Tsumori Chisato Block Stripe Short Dress from Bird $345, Apple Candle from A&G Merch $7, Rachel Comey Rust “Madge” Heeled Oxford from Bird $375, Penguin Mini Books Notebooks from A&G Merch $4 each, Small Butterfly Phrenology Bust from A&G Merch $49, Thomas Paul Sunglasses Case, from Life:Curated $22, Large Playground Notepad from Brooklyn Art Library $18, Pocket Department Shirt Pocket Notebook from Brooklyn Art Library $10, Librarian Kit from A&G Merch $20, Horse Mug from A&G Merch $14, Duplo Caderno from Brooklyn Art Library $16, Proenza Schouler Maize Leather Pouchette from Bird $895, Vintage Handybreeze Fan from Brooklyn Art Library $80, J.D.Fisk Oxford from Life:Curated $165, Property Of Arnold Bag from Life:Curated $255
Shot at Brooklyn Art Library
The Graphic Designer
DV by Dolce Vita Douglas Short from Life:Curated $115, SENSO Narcisco Boot from Alter Brooklyn $189, Uzi Woven Tank with Poncho Print from Alter Brooklyn $60, Maxx and Unicorn Wallet from Alter Brooklyn $88, Spitfire Daxx Sunglasses from Alter Brooklyn $38, This Old Thing Greenpoint Tee from Alter Brooklyn $30, Cold Picnic Leather Blanket Weave Watch shop.coldpicnic.com $80, Cold Picnic Leather Blanket Weave Printed Belt shop.coldpicnic.com $120, Cheap Monday Zydney Bag from Alter Brooklyn $65, NIDO Pendant Necklace from Mary Meyer $130, AJ Morgan Marlo Sunglasses from Alter Brooklyn $20, Joya Candle from Life:Curated $48, Mary Meyer Body Con Dress from Mary Meyer $156
Shot at the Arm Letterpress
Duluth Canoe Pack duluthpack.com $90, Knock Out Cosmetics Flatte Polish in Ox, Black, Concrete from Miomia Williamsburg $14, John Graham Mellor x BDC Indigo Denim from Brooklyn Denim Co. $198, Chambray Mens Work Shirt from Brooklyn Denim Co. $169, Basket Weave Waistcoat from Brooklyn Denim Co. $295, Macduff Cotton Tie from from Brooklyn Denim Co. $40, Cold Picnic Knotted Mixed Chain Necklace $60, Marais USA Lace Up Heel maraisusa.com $110, Marais USA Maryjane Bow maraisusa.com $90
Shot at Maison Premiere