Selected by Taryn Toomey:
‘Effortlessly Expressive’ Knits and More
The fitness phenomenon known simply as the class evades easy description. Developed by Taryn Toomey to condition both body and mind, it mixes cardio blasts and dance sequences with yoga moves and breath work for 75 intense, affirmation-packed minutes. The result is nothing short of catharsis—or, as Toomey elegantly encapsulates it, “peace through strength.” Embodying both qualities despite a packed schedule and two young daughters, the former fashion executive and yoga instructor recently visited The Apartment by The Line – New York to discover some new favorite things.
“I love clothing that blends sophistication with comfort,” said Toomey as she surveyed the styles in The Apartment’s walk-in closet. Her first priority? Slouchy knits in heathered hues. “Clean lines make this piece multifunctional,” said Toomey of MM6 Maison Margiela’s cozy grey sweaterdress. “It’s perfect to pack when traveling or to mix up your to-and-from-the-gym look.” A Jenni Kayne crewneck also stood out for its versatility. “I would layer this over a long silk skirt for a comfortable, chic weekend look or over leggings for a studio-to-street look.” As for a worthy addition to her collection of long cardigans, Toomey favored Soyer’s knitwear adaptation of a trench coat. “This feels like a statement piece without screaming for attention,” she explained. “It is effortlessly expressive.”
Toomey’s love for layering extends beyond her wardrobe. “I accent my white, modern home by using different mediums to warm it up,” she said. Polished metals impart instant glow, while natural materials and eye-catching textures add depth. In the living room of The Apartment, she gravitated to a copper candleholder from Minimalux. “This stunner is classic with modern elegance,” said Toomey, “especially with white candles.” Another multipurpose find was a petrified wood stool, its eccentric marbling contained in a sanded and polished cuboid. “I would add a candle and coaster for use as a side table, but when I get one guest too many at a dinner party, it can be used for extra seating.”