Brand Spotlight: Of Mercer

Brand Spotlight: Of Mercer(Source: Of Mercer Houston Blazer in Cobalt, $225; Hudson Dress, $175; and Crosby Blazer, $245)We've all faced a situation where we're eager to make a lasting first impression, be it an important interview, meeting a love interest's parents or starting down a new career path. On their first day of business school, two women found themselves in the exact same dress. Instantly bonding over an obvious shared taste in fashion, not to mention a longstanding frustration at the lack of suitable professional options available, the idea for contemporary line Of Mercer was born.

Co-founders Dorie Golkin and Emelyn Northway agreed that the one thing busy working women can always use more of is efficiency. In terms of wardrobe, that means easy pieces that can bring an outfit from day to night. Their solution is a straight-forward collection of essentials: simple sheaths ($145–$195) that can be dressed up or down, subtle and statement accessories ($18–$50) to help with both, and crisp blazers ($225–$245) to layer over casual and formal attire alike.

Brand Spotlight: Of Mercer(Source: Of Mercer Carnegie Dress, $195; Taylor Stud Earrings in Shiny Gold, $18; Emma Cuff in Hammered Silver, $45; and Kylie Belt, $50)United by classic cuts with a subtle edge, all of the apparel is offered in basic black and gray as well as rich jewel tones, including emerald and cobalt. Downtown detailing, such as colorblocking and contrast paneling, boost the feminine A-line frocks. Similarly, jackets come in classic silhouettes with occasional trendy moments in the form of leather detailing. Skinny belts ($50) in animal prints and solids mixed with mod metal jewelry make up the accessories selection, proving all it takes is some simple styling maneuvers to get the job done.

Shop the full collection here.
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