Now that many of us are back in the office for at least a couple days a week, our workwear wardrobes are back as a vital part of our closet rotation. It’s not always easy to let your personal style shine through at the office, but it definitely isn’t impossible.
The key to having great office style is to have a selection of classic pieces that you can wear on repeat. For example, a classic blazer can be worn a million different ways, and you can make it your own based on how you style it. If your office is casual, you can wear it with a tee, jeans, and your favorite jewelry; if your office is more formal, a button-up, trousers, and loafers are your styling best friends. Having pieces you know you work for your office can also cut your getting-ready time in half on busy mornings—win, win.
Whether you’ve been in the workforce for 10 years and are looking for an update to your existing workwear or you’re trying to master your workwear game as a new grad, these 10 pieces never fail our editors.
Fits Everybody Bodysuit
If you haven’t tried Skims yet, now is the time. The soft and durable material makes it the perfect seamless layering piece for your workwear wardrobe. Throw it on with your trousers and your favorite pair of loafers and you’re good to go.
10+ colors available
Leave it to Matilda Djerf to make the perfect blazer for work. With a slightly oversized fit, this blazer is still professional for the office, but in a more modern way than a tailored version. The best part? After you style it up for the office, you can make it work for weekends, too.
3 colors available
Relaxed Oxford Shirt
A white button-down is a closet staple, especially in a workwear wardrobe. Worn on its own, layered, buttoned, unbuttoned—the limit to how many ways you can style it for the office simply doesn’t exist.
6 colors available
For days you don’t feel like wearing pants (we’ve all been there) a slip skirt will be your best friend. Especially in the warmer months when you have to commute in the heat, it works for the office without feeling stuffy or constricting.
6 colors available
Sloane Tailored Pants
These are one of our editors’ favorite pairs of trousers. Their relaxed, effortless fit makes them more comfortable than ordinary trousers, but just as professional. You can never go wrong with black, but opting for the green or pink would be a great way to add some color to your workwear outfits.
9 colors available.
Classic Easy Tote
Just this week, our CEO was in the office talking about the amazing quality of this tote and how well it’s held up for her throughout the years. Almost all of our editors own one, and for good reason. It’s a classic, durable, carry-all tote that’s an investment piece at its finest—especially if you need a good bag for work.
7 colors available
Hardwire Blue Light Glasses
If you’re spending hours staring at a screen every day, a pair of blue-light glasses is a must. These ones are chic enough to elevate any outfit, not deter from it.
Skinny Leather Belt
Whether it’s used for necessity or as an accessory, a black belt is always good to have, especially in a workwear wardrobe. The gold hardware on this one will add a little interest to your workwear outfit, while remaining appropriate for even the most formal of offices.
A good pair of loafers is not only a workwear essential, but a closet essential, period. This classic pair can be worn year-round, and can truly be styled with anything. They’re the piece that’ll keep on giving—especially if you have a commute that includes walking.
4 colors available
Slingbacks are always in style, but since they’re trending in 2023, we’re using it as an excuse to invest in a pair for the office. This pair gives Chanel vibes without the price tag, and have the perfect height heel that can dress up an outfit, but is still walkable.