Gibson x IWD: a workwear to weekend collection
Today marks the launch of the 2nd International Women’s Day Collection by Gibson Look. In preparing for 2020 IWD the team at Gibson challenged themselves to look at Gibson’s past year and see how far they have evolved since the first IWD collection.
They realized as a community we have to actively choose to challenge stereotypes, fight bias, and broaden perceptions. I love the theme that they have chosen for this collection “Each for Equal” to celebrate the second IWD collection. This year they have collaborated with astounding women that I look up to as a blogger. These women represent many different lifestyles and celebrate women’s achievements to broaden the conversation.
The women that are representing items in the collection are:
Anna Monteiro of Blushing Rose Style, Ashley Lastovica of Fancy Ashley, Brittany Sjogren of Loverly Grey, Erin Schrader of Living in Yellow, Khanh Cagley of Sweet and Petite, Nasreen Shahi of Hey Nasreen, Nicole Weisman of Curves to Contour, Sarah Lambert of The Mom In Style, Stephanie Jackson of Steph Taylor Jackson, and Thamarr Guerrier of Musings of a Curvy Lady.
I was honored that the Gibson team allowed me to participate in receiving some early pieces to help support the launch of this amazing collection! I DID NOT try on the entire collection but selected items that fit into what I consider crucial spring wardrobe pieces that can be worn for work or the weekend. There were some lounge wear pieces though that I still have my eye on, more on that later!
But first let’s talk a little bit about sizing…
I am typically a 10/M/ 36DD in Gibson tops and L/12 in Gibson bottoms. I am 5’5 and in-between a petite and regular on length in most pants and skirts depending on fit.
Fancy Ashley Ruffle Detail Cap Sleeve Blouse c/o | Fancy Ashley Assym Flowy Midi Skirt c/o |Similar Nude Sandals| Notch Collar Blazer | Madewell 9″ Rise Jeans | Hazel Pumps (would have preferred hot pink color!) | Kendra Scott Ever Gold Necklace in Azalea Illusion | OPI polish in Strawberry Margarita
Fit Tips: Blouse runs true to size in the chest area but does get a little tight around the hips so size up if you want a more flowing feeling. I’m in a M // Skirt runs TIGHT in the thighs so size up if that’s where you carry your weight, in a L need XL // Jeans tts 31 petite // blazer size down if in-between, M
Notch Collar Blazer | Ruffle Trim Button Halter c/o| KUT from the Kloth Donna skinny jeans | Hazel pastel pumps | Caslon shorts | Miller Sandals in makeup
Fit Tips: Blazer size down if in-between, M // Ruffle Trim Halter fits tts, M // KUT jeans size down if in-between, 10 // Hazel pumps tts // Caslon shorts size down, 10 // miller sandals size up 1/2
Tie Neck Flowy Tunic c/o| Madewell 9″ Rise Jeans | Miller Sandals in makeup | Wit & Wisdom High Waist Crop Pant | Hazel Pumps similar leopard print
Fit Tips: blouse tts, M // jeans tts 31P // miller sandals size up 1/2 // wit & wisdom work pants size down 2 sizes, in an 8 // pumps tts
Living in Yellow Side Tie Halter Midi Dress c/o | Gibson Mondello Slub Pocket Tee | Similar White Denim Jacket | Coral Michael Kors Sandals | Similar Nude Heels
Fit Tips: Dress size up if in-between in L and fits perfect // tee tts, M // jacket tts, L // coral heels tts // nude heels tts
Sarah in XL 5’10 typically a L so size up. These pants have some elastic in the back but they do not have any stretch and they are a woven material.
Fit Tips: Steph is 5’7 and in a small, size guide states true to size so I will order both a M &L to see how much chest room is available!
Fit Tips: Nasreen is 5’1 and in an XS petite, I wear a L for 10/12. This is a soft jersey material so think SUPER comfy!
Fit Tips: Brittany is 5’5 and in an XS with a small baby bump so good news that it has some belly room and is longer in length! This is lined and I wear a M.
Anna is 5’7 and in an XS, these are a linen material with little to no stretch so size up if in-between I would wear a L
Fit Tips: This knit top comes in 5 colors and is in a stretchy, soft knit material Sarah is 5’10 and in L, I would wear M
Fit Tips: This dress is fitted through the bust with little stretch so if larger chested size up if in-between I would wear L. Thamar is 5’4 and in a 3X
Fit Tips: True to size, Anna is 5’7 and in XS I would wear M
Fit Tips: True to size Khan 5’2 and in an XS petite, I would wear a M