Fashion designer Jeffrey Monteiro cut his teeth at Mayle, Derek Lam and Tod’s before becoming the design director at Bill Blass, a post he held from 2009 to 2012. His eponymous clothing collection, launched in 2008, is surely what caught the eye of the Blass higher-ups, but validation had come long before in the droves of women who scooped up his quietly sexy shirt dresses, slouchy trousers, expertly cut peacoats and shoes. A mix of menswear-inspired tailoring and delicate, unexpected details gives Monterio’s smart daywear its standout edge.
Climbing the corporate ladder? Look good doing it with help from this selection of sleek workwear. Impeccably tailored blazers are sweet, not stuffy, with asymmetrical cuts, flirty ruffled hems, zippered lapels and short sleeves. Chic, classic pants pair perfectly with airy blouses, stretch-cotton button-downs and draped jersey tops. And dresses are sophisticated and versatile, transitioning easily from desk to dinner.
Layered tiers and textured panels are the design hallmarks of Jeffery Monteiro’s latest ready-to-wear range. Textured silk dresses with tie-fronts and languid blouses with pleated bibs make the biggest impressions, in deep, primary tones like cobalt and Bordeaux. The sweaters echo the vertical ribbing of the lighter pieces, in similarly rich hues, while the outerwear ties it all together with classic cuts, in warm, sumptuous wool.
Work-appropriate ensembles don’t have to be stuffy, as evidenced by the chic pieces in our array of office-ready picks. Go for shrunken blazers, silk shorts, and slingback pumps, all of which toe the line between dutifully professional and distinctly fashion-forward—a winning combination if ever there was one.
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