28 Pieces Of Clothing And Accessories That’ll Make Dressing For Work Way Easier


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1.

A retro-inspired tie-neck top to ensure your work ~lewks~ are anything but bow-ring.


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Promising review: “This is the most gorgeous top! The bright pink is so flattering on all skin types. I love the flutter sleeves and side neck-tied bow! This top would be great for date night or paired with slacks or a skirt for the office!” —Andrea Lynn Nine

Get it from Amazon for $15.99+ (available in sizes XS-XL and in 15 colors and prints).

2.

Low-heeled, faux-croc loafer pumps so comfy yet classy, everyone will think you’re croc-ing designer kicks.


Amazon

Promising review: “I love these shoes! I’ve only had them a couple of weeks but have already worn them all day several times. The look is contemporary yet classic. They’re pretty and comfortable. I usually have a hard time finding cute, slim heels that fit and are also comfortable, but these are just right. And they’re affordable!” —EarthGurl

Get them from Amazon for $29.99+ (available in sizes 5.5-10 and in four colors).

3.

Leopard print ankle pants for anyone who’s ~on the prowl~ for workwear that’ll look just as fab after hours.


Eloquii

Get them from Eloquii for $89.95 (available in sizes 14-28).

4.

The sweetest little cropped cotton cardigan to toss over any sleeveless top or dress to make it instantly office-appropriate.


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Promising review: “I love these sweaters so much, I went back and bought four more colors. They are so cute and great quality!” —Arts and Crafts Gal

Get it from Amazon for $20.99+ (available in sizes S-XL and in 22 colors).

5.

A classy faux-wrap dress sure to have you wrapping up your search for your signature piece.


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Promising review: “I LOVE this dress!!! I have it in five colors so far, and they are all amazing. The colors are vibrant and the fit is perfect. I wear them to work and always get lots of compliments. I’ll buy five more!!!” —kristen beair

Get it from Amazon for $25.99+ (available in sizes XS-XL and in 26 prints).

6.

The perfect plaid blazer you’ve been searching for — you know, the one that slays with black pants for the office AND with jeans on the weekend.


Nordstrom

Get it from Nordstrom for $150 (available in sizes 2-12).

7.

A cozy open cardi with pockets that you’ll want to buy in every color and print.


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And you can justify it, too — they all serve different purposes! The solid ones are great for keeping at your desk for when your office gets chilly, while the plaid ones can become an instant outfit that’s comfier than a blazer.

Promising review: “This is a perfect wardrobe staple for work or play. I LOVE this! I’ll be ordering more colors. It fits perfectly and I particularly like the gathered details on sleeves — I can push them up and they stay up.” —Samsarazoe

Get it from Amazon for $18.99+ (available in sizes S-3XL and 20 colors and prints).

8.

Comfy bootcut pants that don’t have buttons or zippers (you just pull ’em on), but do have stretch and over 1,700 positive reviews.


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Promising review: “I love Rekucci pants! I have six pairs now and keep adding more. They come in great colors and are a nice price, and I love the pull-on aspect as well. The waist doesn’t have much give, so don’t expect these to be like yoga or maternity pants. That’s nice though, because they don’t sag, and unlike dress pants with buttons/zippers, there’s no bulging or puckering. I can wear a form-fitting shirt that goes over the waist without having a bump under the shirt. I get compliments on them all the time. I normally wear black dress pants and black shirts or blazers, so having interesting, colorful pants is a nice way for me to add a little spice to my conservative wardrobe without being over the top. I wash and dry them with all my other clothes (warm, normal dry, etc). I don’t like work clothes where I need to fuss with extra laundry loads and whatnot. These are great. I have one pair that I’ve had for almost two years now and they still look new after repeated wear and washing. They do shrink slightly in the wash. These are the best work dress pants I’ve found and the price is great. I’ve worn them out socially with a casual top and sneakers, too.” —jmp

Get it from Amazon for $31.99+ (available in sizes 2-20 regular, 2-16 short, and 2-8 tall and in 38 colors and prints).

9.

Sleek acrylic tortoiseshell earrings to add a sophisticated finishing touch to every look. They’re basically a neutral and will go with everything, even other patterns.


Amazon

The idea of these paired with a tweed blazer? I’m drooling.

Promising review: “I’d been eyeing a pair like these on Baublebar for $36 when I saw these for $9 and thought, why not? I’m sure glad I did! They’re super cute and lightweight, and I haven’t had any quality issues thus far. I’ve worn them several times and gotten compliments every time. They’re a pretty good size without being huge. I’ve considered ordering them in other colors because I like them so much!” —Kristina Phillips

Get them from Amazon for $8.90+ (available in eight colors).

10.

A preppy sweater with a vibe that may be nautical, but is also no-nonsense.


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Promising review: “I love this sweater! I get compliments every time I wear it. The material is thick and nicely made. It’s the perfect length and the design is flattering. I like to wear this to work, but I also wear it casually. I wash this item in cold water and hang it to dry, and it still looks brand new. I may buy it in another color.” —Pamela

Get it from Amazon for $39.99 (available in sizes S-XL and in seven colors).

11.

A whimsical-printed shirtdress, because shirtdresses don’t have to be stuffy.


Anthropologie

AND IT HAS POCKETS!!!

Get it from Anthropologie for $148 (available in sizes XS-XL standard, XS-M petite, and 1X-3X plus and in two prints).

12.

A super cute laptop bag complete with a roomy, RIFD-blocking back pocket that can fit over a suitcase handle, plus an adjustable shoulder strap. Finally, a laptop bag that won’t ruin your outfit (and tbh, might be the best part of your outfit).


Amazon

Promising review: “This is my second bag from this company and I ADORE this one too. It’s fits my laptop nicely and the pattern is darling! The pink is soft faux leather and the black and white stripes are on a canvas material, which makes the juxtaposition between the two fabrics so much fun. The zippered pouch on the back fits a cord as well. The inside is a light blue velvet. All the different materials make for a really cute piece.” —LT5000

Get it from Amazon for $26.90+ (available in two sizes and two colors).

13.

Classic colorblocked Oxfords that’ll have you laughing in the faces of your foolish coworkers who think they need to wear heels to look chic.


ModCloth

Get them from ModCloth for $45 (available in sizes 5.5-11 and in two colors).

14.

A stretchy fishtail bodycon skirt that’s probably what Ariel would have worn if, during her time as a human, she’d been forced to work an office job.


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♪ “I wanna be where the corporate people are…” ♪

Promising review: “I absolutely love this skirt. It’s a soft, stretchy material that’s comfortable for all-day office wear, plus it’s adorable. I got lots of compliments on it!” —Robin Dodson

Get it from Amazon for $17.99+ (available in sizes S-2XL and in 13 colors and prints).

15.

A perfect little black sheath dress ready to be a blank canvas for all your jackets and jewelry. Or honestly, just throw it on with a pair of pumps and walk out the door, and you’ll still look chic as heck.


Ann Taylor

It’s made with elastane so it’ll have a little stretch!

Promising review: “I love this dress. It’s great for work and can be dressed up with some jewelry for after work or holiday events. It’s really comfortable too!” —Skidog

Get it from Ann Taylor for $129 (available in sizes 00-18 regular, 00-16 petite, and 0-18 tall).

16.

An amazing statement shirtdress sure to instantly transform the path from your desk to the bathroom into a runway.


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Promising review: “This dress is quite quirky, and I love it! It’s delightfully bold, while still being work-appropriate for most places. I am 5’9″ and normally wear a US size 6 or 8 dress, depending on the brand. A size 8 fits me almost exactly like the model; I would say the seller’s size chart is pretty accurate. If you are between sizes I would recommend sizing up. The skirt is about midi/tea length, and the sleeves are more bracelet length than anything. One thing that is really nice is there is both a hidden side zipper and functional buttons, so the top is fitted, but not so much that actually putting it on becomes a struggle. The bow tie is quite long, so you can be lovely and extravagant. I didn’t think the neck was too tight in any way, even with the bow tied securely. The pleats are wonderfully sharp right out of the package; I am hoping they’ll stay that way over time. It can be pretty staticky even with a silk slip, so be aware. The fabric pattern in the picture is pretty darn close to what I received, which was genuinely a pleasant surprise! There was definitely more tan in mine, so perhaps expect the same if you purchase it. Overall, this dress was a definite win for me. I got a lot of compliments when I wore it, and felt absolutely fabulous the whole time.” —Techin’ It

Get it from Amazon for $36.98+ (available in sizes 2-14 and in 18 designs).

17.

A perfect fit-and-flare dress with pockets and a just-right sleeve and hem length that over 4,000 reviewers adore.


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Check out BuzzFeed’s full write-up on this dress.

Promising review: “This dress had me at pockets! What a great dress, especially for work! It has pockets on both sides, a work-appropriate hemline, and the material is the kind where you can sit for hours, but it’ll never show a wrinkle! I’m 5’6″ and 150 lbs and the medium fits great. With wedges, it’s the perfect outfit for work: comfy and practical yet classy.” —AprilAries

Get it from Amazon for $29.96 (available in sizes S-3XL and in 36 colors and prints).

18.

A posh plaid trench so you can even look polished while running across the street for salad on your too-short lunch break.


ModCloth

Get it from ModCloth for $119.99 (originally $149, available in sizes 2XS-4X).

19.

An embellished collared top that’s like clothing and jewelry all in one for those of you who barely have time to eat breakfast in the morning, let alone accessorize.


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Promising review: “I bought this shirt for work and got so many compliments! It’s exactly what I was expecting. It’s a good material and sooo cute.” —Karen

Get it from Amazon for $14.99+ (available in sizes XS-XL and in 12 styles).


Eloquii

Promising review: “This skirt fits perfectly and it’s very comfortable! It makes me feel sexy and pretty, not to mention my husband loves it! 😊” —LaFonda J.

Get it from Eloquii for $59.95+ (available in three fits, sizes 14-28, and in 21 colors and prints).

21.

A sleek sweater with striped cuffs peeking out that does the layering work for you — because sometimes (think Monday mornings) doing it yourself is just too much to ask.


Loft

Promising review: “I love this! It’s so comfortable, yet makes you look so put together and classy.” —HVeeKay

Get it from Loft for $59.50 (available in sizes XS-XL).

22.

Sweet low-heeled
wedges
to literally ~elevate~ any look (while still letting you walk comfortably).


Amazon

Promising review: “These are my new everyday work shoes. It took me a couple days of wearing them with thick socks to get them broken in, but after that they were very comfortable, easy to walk in, and professional-looking.” —Molly

Get them from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in sizes 5-10 and in 18 colors and prints).


Express

Think of how much you’ll accomplish in those three seconds!

Get it from Express for $98 (available in sizes 2XS-XL).

24.

Cool houndstooth tights perfect for anyone who’s about to start snoring if they have to put on a pair of boring, solid hose for the office one more time.


Modcloth

Get them from ModCloth for $19.

25.

A set of clever detachable collars you can layer under pretty much anything — from sweaters to dresses — to make them look more professional without piling on so many layers that you’re sweating all day.


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Promising review: “This is a great alternative to a regular shirt. It gets hot in my office, but I want the nice professional look of a collared shirt without all of the bulk. I wear a tank top, add this half-shirt, and then a sweater or collarless top. It looks wonderful together. I normally wear size 14. The large is comfortably roomy.” —andy cc

Get a set of three from Amazon for $15.99+ (available in two sizes and two color combinations).

26.

A delightful double-breasted blazer ready to make its case that pink is actually the most professional color of them all. Just ask Elle Woods.


Nordstrom

Get it from Nordstrom for $149 (available in sizes 0-14 and in four colors).

27.

A bright beaded necklace to add a touch of personality and fun to even the most conservative suits and dresses.

Get it from J.Crew for $79.50 (available in five colors).

28.

A preppy plaid overall jumpsuit for anyone who wishes they could wear their old fave overalls to the office. This is the next best thing, and everyone will be ~check~-ing you out.


Unique Vintage

Get it from Unique Vintage for $32.99 (originally $52, available in sizes S-L).

When you look professional and feel fabulous at the same dang time:


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The reviews used in this post have been edited for length and clarity.

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