There are few jobs cooler than being Beyoncé’s PA. From accompanying the star on the Grammys red carpet to travelling with her tour, Sam Greenberg has a pretty glamorous 9 to 5.
What exactly does a personal assistant to Queen B wear to work, however? Thankfully Greenberg has revealed her to go-to workwear to US Vogue. While her role itself may be adjacent to the limelight, she’s got a super stylish wardrobe. Here’s what to throw on when you’re assisting a chart-topper.
1. Wear shoes you can run in
“I definitely don’t wear heels most of the time, because I’m always on my feet and running around. I try to stick to really cool flats and sneakers. I’m a big fan of Common Projects right now. I have about four pairs of those that I rotate. I also have a Stella McCartney platform that she is selling this season. They are my new favourites because they give me a little height but I can still run and walk around in them.”
2. Work trip? Always pack light
“I pack up one to two suitcases and drag those around with me everywhere I go, and then I bring a carry-on with me. If I have a smaller trip I just throw stuff in there so I can run out. Basically, I am always ready to travel: so I have a bag already packed and ready-to-go. I’m not really good at unpacking, so I kind of leave it half-empty, half-full in case of a last-minute type scenario. I hang up everything that needs to be hung so it doesn’t get wrinkled but usually T-shirts, jeans, and things like that are always tossed in my bag.”
3. Be sartorially prepared
“I wear something that is comfortable and that can easily transition into work. Sometimes we get off the plane and go straight to a show or to a meeting. I always make sure it isn’t ‘too sweatpants and sweatshirt.’ I wear overalls [by Topshop], which are really comfortable on planes. I definitely wear flats—Chanel espadrilles have been my favorite things for the past two years—they are like bedroom slippers, but look good with a lot of things. I also have some great Balenciaga jackets because they dress up what I could be wearing in case I need to run out somewhere nicer.”
4. If in doubt, wear black
“If I’m on tour, I’m absolutely wearing black backstage. I’ve always worn black, so it wasn’t too much of a challenge. It’s to blend into the background; people won’t have to see a person in a bright pink top running back and forth on stage. And if there are times I have to go out in the crowd during a performance, I don’t want to be noticed. If it is a summer tour, I have two or three black rompers that I live in. If it is winter tours, I wear jeans, sneakers, and sometimes even some Beyoncé merchandise.”