Proven by writer and former magazine editor Marla Miniano.
A day in the life of a magazine editor calls for a lot of activities—from attending shoots to proofing the book’s pages. Let’s not forget the long list of events she would have to show up for, too! Now, imagine a top that’s comfy, versatile, and doesn’t scrimp on style either—a top that can keep up with the girl boss’s schedule with total ease. Wouldn’t that be perfect? Luckily, The Ribbed Tee is here to save every busy woman’s day (Magazine editor or not)!
To put the tee to the test, we asked writer and former magazine editor Marla Miniano to create five looks to fit her usual Monday to Friday schedule with the ribbed tee as her key piece. While she’s at it, Marla shared a couple of interesting tidbits about style and her fascinating life as a writer, too! Read on and get inspired.
“Having projects as a writer and editor entails producing a lot of shoots. I need to be able to go around. Sometimes it gets cold during shoots, too,” Marla shared. For busy shoot days, a comfortable light green tee paired with classic black jeans is the way to go. For extra style points, “A blazer might be too heavy so I’ll go with a striped button-down [as a layering piece] and knot the shirt to keep my outfit fun.”
Putting together fashionable and fresh looks may be challenging, especially when you’re in a rush to get to work. So how would Marla do it for days when she has to attend events? “I would layer a white shirt under a ruffled printed dress. It still looks polished, but there’s still a lot of movement at the bottom.” The takeaway: layering is indeed key.
“I love wide-legged pants because they’re so comfortable,” Marla gushed. Plus, wear them with a pair of heels and you’d look taller in a snap, she added. Go bold and go for color with a rich burgundy pant paired with an equally bold terra cotta tee.
“As a writer, I do a lot of interviews.
For that, I’d like something casual but still professional.”
When she’s not busy at her desk, Marla loves traveling and exploring different beaches with her friends and her husband. For that, a pair of comfortable shorts is an instant must-have. “But it’s good to pick a tailored pair in a neutral color so [your outfit] still looks polished,” Marla suggested. Team a powder blue shirt with a pair of white city shorts and add a blush blazer in case the weather gets chilly. Quick style advice from Marla: “Just throw it over!”
“For weekends, hang-outs with my friends, or if I need to do errands, I would go with a blush shirt and shorts style pairing,” Marla shared. Opt for a pair of shorts that still looks professional just in case you meet someone you work with.
How would you wear the ribbed tee?