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It’s no secret that our clothes are made to be lived in. We are shameless about focusing on versatile, functional, comfortable, and hard-working clothes that are at home in a myriad of circumstances. As our team has grown, I honestly can’t think of a better source of inspiration than the humans right here in this building. I’m designing for individuals, creatives, hard-working and hard-playing people that care about how a garment feels throughout the day just as much as how its style represents their identity. We’ve got a building full of those folks, and I love seeing how our garments fit into the lives of those who create them.

We did a really fun feature like this before, where the whole team all wore the Elise Dress. This time, we wanted everyone’s personal tastes to really shine, so members of the ES team picked their favorite pieces from the Cold Weather Collection to style. We spent the morning together at the studio drinking mimosas and goofing off while Zachary captured everyone’s outfits. There are a lot of benefits to a shoot like this - we got to spend the morning together as a team, you get to see lots of sizes and body types in different garments, we are able to highlight and introduce our team to you in an interesting way, you get to see behind the scenes into our workspace, and we all learned a few new ways to wear the Cold Weather Collection.

Still, my favorite part about this project wasn’t at all what I expected. Normally during shoots with many subjects, consistency is a huge concern. How will the divergent aesthetics, comfort levels in front of the camera, and styling choices come together? Will the images feel consistent and on-brand, or will they feel unprofessional and home-grown? On the flip-side, if we gather a group of individuals who already have quite a bit in common and dress them all from the same collection, will we lose their individuality? Will we still see personality and energy?

This shoot was the best example of blasting those concerns to pieces. Despite having a self-selected group - people who work at Elizabeth Suzann and are very in-line with our aesthetic - every individual looked entirely like themselves. It would be very easy for our staff to be a visual echo chamber - neutrals on neutrals, tousled hair, a little ES army of linen-and-cotton-swathed people that blend together into a boring (albeit beautiful) singularity. The actual results were quite the opposite. Despite many of us wearing the same colors and garments, no two of us looked the same. Everyone brought their own interpretation and taste the to the table, and personal identities were evident. Our aesthetics vary widely but each of the outfits complemented each other and gelled beautifully. We ended up with a clear look at the collection from many fresh perspectives, without it feeling overwhelming or contrived.

This makes me incredibly proud of the folks I work with. Everyone here has such excellent taste and a vision of their own. It also makes me proud of the collection - seeing it live out its purpose is so rewarding. Its purpose to help communicate identity without defining it, to make a statement without overpowering the wearers' own voice, to make an individual feel wholly and completely themselves - but also part of a larger community at the same time.

At any rate, I’m so thrilled to share these images of our beautiful team wearing pieces from the Cold Weather Collection along with items from their own wardrobes - I hope it sparks some new ideas for how you might style some garments of your own! Hover over each individual’s photo to read what they had to say about their look and which pieces they’re wearing.

HOVER2_“The Florence Pant is my forever go to. I love that they're sturdy enough to withstand any adventure and versatile enough to wear on date night. I love the high waist and the effortless structure added with a pop of color and some fun snake boots!”[br][br]Clemé is on our Fulfillment Team and wears the [a href=|/collections/cold-weather-collection/products/florence-pant-cotton-canvas|]Florence Pant in Natural Cotton Canvas.[/a] She is 5’ 3”, 130lbs, and wears a Size Small Short.

HOVER2_“I chose the Astral Crossover Top for its minimalist form, reversible design, and how it essentially feels like wearing a sculpture disguised as a raw silk top.”[br][br]Ashley is on our Sewing Team and wears the [a href=|/collections/cold-weather-collection/products/astral-crossover-top-raw-silk-broadcloth|]Astral Crossover Top in Eggshell Raw Silk Broadcloth.[/a] She is 5’ 2”, 120lbs, and wears a Size Small.

HOVER2_“I like the challenge of taking garments with non-traditional silhouettes - like the Crescent Pant - and making them work with my style. They add interest to a ‘white bread khaki pants’ look (and I feel like a mod tribute to Christian Bale from ‘The Newsies,’ and I'm not mad about it.)”[br][br] Alex is on our Sewing Team and wears the [a href=|/collections/cold-weather-collection/products/crescent-pant-cotton-canvas|]Crescent Pant in Khaki Cotton Canvas.[/a] She is 5’ 7”, 130lbs, and wears a Size Small Regular.

HOVER2_“Wide leg pants are a total separation from what I'm used to, but I absolutely love the simple and effortless look of the Florence Pant paired with the Georgia Tee.”[br][br]Emily is our Customer Relations Team Leader and wears the [a href=|/collections/cold-weather-collection/products/florence-pant-cotton-canvas|]Florence Pant in Khaki Cotton Canvas.[/a] She is 5’ 2” and wears a Size Medium Short.

HOVER2_“I love soft fabrics and well-designed patterns like the Astral Crossover Dress that accentuate my curves.”[br][br]Colette is on our Sewing Team and wears the [a href=|/collections/cold-weather-collection/products/astral-crossover-dress-silk-crepe|]Astral Crossover Dress in Black Silk Crepe.[/a] She is 5’ 8” and wears a Size Large.

HOVER2_“I really wanted to try a garment from this Cold Weather Collection that I was not initially drawn to, so I chose the Tilda Pant in Natural Cotton Canvas! I love the way this pant tapers in towards the ankle. It gives off such a clean and elegant line, particularly when paired with ankle boots. I tried to style this garment with "monochrome" in mind. I love using simple colors with a pop of bright lipstick or loud jewelry!”[br][br]Katie is on our Fulfillment Team and wears the [a href=|/collections/cold-weather-collection/products/tilda-pant-cotton-canvas|]Tilda Pant in Natural Cotton Canvas.[/a] She is 5’ 4”, 128lbs, and wears a Size Small Short.

HOVER2_“I own a few ES pieces already - the Clyde Pant in Black Cotton Twill and the Tilda Pant in Navy Midweight Linen - so when I decided to dip into the Tilda Pant in Khaki Cotton Canvas - it was a dream. *Laughs.* I’m always running around, and it’s hard finding pieces that are durable yet have style. These make me feel confident, and waking up knowing that simply puts a smile on my face.”[br][br]Alfie is our Sewing Team Leader and wears the [a href=|/collections/cold-weather-collection/products/tilda-pant-cotton-canvas|]Tilda Pant in Khaki Cotton Canvas.[/a] He is 5’ 8”, 160lbs, and wears a Size Medium Tall.

HOVER2_“I love how effortless the Long Sleeve Harper Tunic is -  it makes getting dressed in the morning a piece of cake!”[br][br]Taylor is our Fulfillment Team Leader and wears the [a href=|/collections/cold-weather-collection/products/long-sleeve-harper-tunic-raw-silk-broadcloth|]Long Sleeve Harper Tunic in Eggshell Raw Silk Broadcloth.[/a] She is 5’ 7”, 125lbs, and wears a Size OS Minus.

HOVER2_“Ah! The Florence Pant! It is my go-to ES bottom. I’m 5’ 3” and went with the X-Small Tall in my Natural Cotton Canvas pair for an elongating look. In addition, I’ve been reading much about Pablo Picasso as of late—who inspired my Picasso-esque earrings and my Spanish-style top. In a subtle way, I was intersecting functionality, structure, and class with my current muse and his heritage.”[br][br]Chelsea is our Sales & Marketing Team Leader and wears the [a href=|/collections/cold-weather-collection/products/florence-pant-cotton-canvas|]Florence Pant in Natural Cotton Canvas.[/a] She is 5’ 3”, 115lbs, and wears a Size X-Small Tall.

HOVER2_“I chose the Clyde Billow Skirt in black raw silk broadcloth because, let’s face it, it’s one of the comfiest fabrics ever. I feel elegant and put together whether I'm wearing it with fancy heels and a sweater or walking the dog with a sleeveless mock neck bodysuit underneath. The raw silk drapes so beautifully in this style, and I just want to put my hands in the Clyde pockets every 5 seconds because the fabric feels so good against my skin!”[br][br]Emily is our Cutting Team Leader, on our Media Team, and wears the [a href=|/collections/cold-weather-collection/products/clyde-billow-skirt-raw-silk-broadcloth|]Clyde Billow Skirt in Black Raw Silk Broadcloth.[/a] She is 5’ 4”, 155lbs, and wears a Size Small.

HOVER2_“Lookup ‘plus size sustainable fashion,’ and I promise you won't find many results. Women of every size deserve fashion they can feel good about wearing and buying, and that’s why I love my ES pieces.”[br][br]Camille is on our Sewing Team and wears the [a href=|/collections/cold-weather-collection/products/clyde-billow-skirt-raw-silk-broadcloth|]Clyde Billow Skirt in Black Raw Silk Broadcloth[/a] and the [a href=|/collections/cold-weather-collection/products/ida-trench-cotton-canvas|]Ida Trench in Natural Cotton Canvas.[/a] She is 5’ 6”, a Size 24, and wears a Size X-Large.

HOVER2_“The Long Sleeve Harper Dress is the clothing equivalent of a cozy, winter evening snuggled up next to a crackling fire with a cup of hot cocoa.”[br][br]Sierra is on our Cutting Team and wears the [a href=|/collections/cold-weather-collection/products/long-sleeve-harper-dress-raw-silk-broadcloth|]Long Sleeve Harper Dress in Black Raw Silk Broadcloth.[/a] She is 5’ 3”, 145lbs, and wears a Size OS Minus.

HOVER2_“The wide leg of the Florence Pant makes me feel so groovy, and the way it hugs my bum gives me such a confidence boost.”[br][br]Margy is our Cincinnati Intern and wears the [a href=|/collections/cold-weather-collection/products/florence-pant-cotton-canvas|]Florence Pant in Natural Cotton Canvas.[/a] She is 5’ 8”, 140lbs, and wears a Size Small Short.

HOVER2_“One of my favorite fabrics is the raw silk broadcloth, so when it came time to choose a piece, the Long Sleeve Harper Tunic was a no brainer. It’s soft, cozy, and can so easily be dressed up with a heel or thrown on with a pair of jeans. Truly effortless.”[br][br]Lauren is on our Media Team and wears the [a href=|/collections/cold-weather-collection/products/long-sleeve-harper-tunic-raw-silk-broadcloth|]Long Sleeve Harper Tunic in Eggshell Raw Silk Broadcloth.[/a] She is 5’ 2”, 120lbs, and wears a Size OS Minus.

HOVER2_”The Florence Pant is one of my all-time favorite silhouettes. The high-rise and wide leg feels like one of the most flattering shapes on my shorter frame. I love the lengthening effect of a vest, and STATE smocks are staples in my closet. The rich indigo color pops against the khaki so nicely! This is a very comfortable outfit for me, something I’d wear any day in the studio.”[br][br]Liz is our Founder/CEO and wears the [a href=|/collections/cold-weather-collection/products/florence-pant-cotton-canvas|]Florence Pant in Khaki Cotton Canvas.[/a] She is 5’ 5”, 157lbs, and wears a Size Large Regular.

HOVER2_“The Clyde Billow Skirt in cotton canvas is great for its versatility. I can wear it just as easily with a turtleneck in the winter or with sailor stripes in warmer weather!”[br][br]Chloe is on our Sewing Team and wears the [a href=|/collections/cold-weather-collection/products/clyde-billow-skirt-cotton-canvas|]Clyde Billow Skirt in Natural Cotton Canvas.[/a] She is 5’ 3”, 158lbs, and wears a Size Small.


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