Although I don’t work in an office anymore, I loved the formality of business casual. While some others can view workwear as drab and boring, I see it as an opportunity to express my style in a different way. Despite popular belief, there are plenty of ways to dress up your office attire. You can add a personal touch to your meeting-ready looks with a pop of color, chic accessories, and nonconventional pieces. After all, workwear is only yawn-inducing when you let it. Instead, view the world as your runway. To kick off the new season, consider this your sign to refresh your daily wardrobe with these chic, but timeless alternatives. For all of my boss babes, keep reading to discover head-turning workwear pieces.
Turn Heads at Work with Statement Workwear
We all know that the blazer is a workwear staple and I am almost 100% certain that all of you reading this right now have at least one black blazer within your collection. While black is always timeless, consider stepping out of the box with a pop color or a chic print. On casual Fridays, you can layer this statement blazer over jeans or dress it up with a dress or trousers.
Button Ups and Blouses
The arrival of the spring season is the perfect excuse to invest in some new and fresh shirt options. The trick to a flexible work wardrobe, even if you happen to be dealing with a stricter dress code, comes down to tops. A plethora of options makes mix-and-matching a breeze. Again, the details are where it’s at. Shop for buttons up and blouses with eye-catcing prints, bold colors, and interesting silhouettes.
Although trousers have been shifted to more casual dressing, they still remain the bread-and-butter of classic workwear. A chic pair of tailored pants can singlehandidly carry your work wradrobe on its’ back. In fact, I recommend investing in a few, high-quality options that can last for years. Personally, I think at least having your hands on a black, brown, and white pair of trousers will make getting dressed for work a piece of cake.
Let’s talk accessories. One of the most important workwear accoutrements is the bag. There are a lot of things to look for when searching for an optimal carry-all: Durability, ample space, aesthetics, and more. Personally, I’ll splurge a little more on a work tote that has longevity because it’s a piece you use on a daily basis. But, I also linked options under $250, too.
Totes Under $250:
While I am all for a chic pair of pumps to wear to the office, it can be taxing on the feet. Luckily, there’s a new shoe in town that is proving to be all the rage. This year, consider leaning on the ballet flat for a comfortable, yet chic workwear shoe option. This versatile style is the ideal style to wear with the more minimal outfits to the more flashy ones (and everything in between).