So often I talk about work-from-home wear or cozy lounge wear. And while I enjoy the flexibility and freedom of freelancing, I do miss a few things about working in an office. Mostly? The clothes. There was a challenge, every morning, to put together something appropriate yet creative. Something structured yet whimsical. Something on-trend yet classic. Without the requirement of a dress code, my style became much more relaxed. So, today, it’s all about work wear. Finding the right balance of pieces that feel business worthy yet still fashionable and fresh.
If I were to find myself in an office tomorrow, these are the three pieces I’d snag first. Ready to shop?
A blazer. Since my style is much more casual these days, I tend to wear less structured jackets. But if I were to find myself in an office, I’d 100% purchase a blazer. This classic piece can elevate just about any outfit, not to mention go with any outfit. Dresses, skirts, jeans, suit pants—you name it. J.Crew is my go-to for timeless blazers. Like this navy one in wool flannel. Cozy, structured, and as classy as they come.
A pair of any-kind-of-pant-other-than-denim. My pants game consists of various colored and distressed denim to cozy joggers. But, if I were to find myself in an office, I’d definitely invest in a pair of pants like these straight leg windowpane ones from Ann Taylor (the mecca of all things office wear). Pair them with heels, a patterned crew neck (polka dots or stripes, please), and hoop earrings for an office ready look.
A pencil skirt. There’s something extremely smart about a pencil skirt. Yes, its length makes it office appropriate, but its sleek and timeless style make it fashionably chic. And if I were to find myself in an office, I’d snag this textured one from Anthropologie—the color and pattern are a fun twist on the classic—along with this tweedy one with a bow belt for a flirty yet refined look.
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