Does dressing for the office sometimes have you stumped? Solidarity, sister. Finding work clothing that is affordable, stylish and comfortable isn’t always easy. With many back in the office post-pandemic, gone are the days of changing from pajamas to “nice” pajamas, and moving from bed directly to your at-home office (the kitchen).
So how do we make putting together work outfits feel a little less stressful? Finding staple pieces for your closet that work for you is a good place to start. Vogue suggests the following 10 non-negotiables for your work wardrobe.
While you don’t have to wear a blazer to be a trailblazer, who doesn’t love a good blazer? Whether you choose to go the tailored route or oversized, blazers can smarten up the simplest look.
The Nine-to-Five dress. We love style with minimal effort. Midi-dresses are especially in and, depending on the style, can be paired with a wide variety of shoes and jewelry.
A versatile and reliable trouser is a must. Most hit right above the ankle, so pick a pair of fun shoes to compliment the look. Wide-leg trousers work too, especially for a more relaxed look.
A button-up shirt will forever be a classic wardrobe staple. It can be dressed up and worn with a skirt and blazer, or dressed down, worn over a white tee with jeans.
According to Vogue, midiskirts are the answer to any and all of your office attire needs. They give more coverage than a mini and less than a maxi — the perfect happy-medium. Wear the midi with chunky boots and a sweater in the winter, or wedges and a tee in the summer.
The right pair of denim is arguably one of the most important pieces that you need in your workwear carousel. We’re fortunate to be in a time where there are options as far as style goes. Whether you choose wide-leg, flare or skinny, find the right fit for you.
You can’t go wrong with a good pair of loafers. With a platform or without, loafers can be paired with trousers, denim or midiskirts if styled the right way.
We love an office-appropriate sneaker, and white sneakers are especially on-trend today.?
Work bags and totes should be both stylish and functional. Can it take you from work to exercise class to mom-life? It better be durable, too.?
Even if you do work from home, jewelry will still stand out on screen. Simple and dainty pieces are eye-catching, but so are earrings and bracelets sprinkled with pops of color.