There are days when looking and feeling good at work can be challenging, especially if you often find yourself running out of good work clothes to wear. Since we’ve already mapped out all of your office makeup essentials, this time, we’re making a list of your weekday fashion essentials. Here’s everything you need to have in your closet:
A versatile white blouse
White looks good with everything, from your best pair of jeans and slacks, to your knee length skirts. Glamour’s guide to the best white blouses and tops show that it’s all about the cut and the fabric. Satin is always a great choice as it makes you look chic but doesn’t look too formal. Meanwhile, cotton is great during the warmer months, as it will keep you cool. Perfect for keeping your composure during long meetings. Long sleeves and oversized white tops are also great, especially ones that you can pair with your favorite belts.
A cozy cardigan or your classic blazer
If you’re the type who is always cold in the office, Popsugar suggests you turn your cardigan into a fashion statement. You can opt for cropped, oversized, and even embellished styles. The best thing about cardigans is how versatile they are. You can wear them with jeans, skirts, and even your favorite dresses. If you want to look a little more put together, you can opt for either a leather jacket or a classic blazer. Yet, they don’t have to be plain and boring. The blazers listed on The Cut are stylish and professional, with designs ranging from all black numbers to navy blue pieces, and even designs with animal prints like snakeskin and zebra patterns. You can also go for corduroy or bright-colored tones if you’re feeling bold and want to make statement.
A midi skirt
This year, printed midi skirts are certainly en vogue, but you can also get them in solid colors—just make sure you don’t pair print with print. Midi skirts are great for the summer as they are stylish without drawing too much attention. They will also help keep you cool and you’ll be able to switch from professional to causal by simply changing your top.
Take a page from Amal Clooney’s work wardrobe, as she makes sure that her work pants always make a statement. You will never see her shying away from wearing pants with bold patterns. She also makes sure her pants are sleek and tailored because a good fit is the key to your overall look. If you want to achieve the same look as Amal Clooney, it is important to find the right size that will accentuate your figure. The jeans on Woman Within come with stretch denim, which will help the pants better fit your body. It doesn’t matter how much money you spend, if the fit isn’t right you won’t look good.
A red dress
You probably already have lots of black dresses in your closet, but you might never have considered investing in a red dress. A red A-line dress with your classic blazer will have you looking sharp for your next meeting, while a wraparound dress can make you look extra polished for an important client pitch. An extra splash of color can go a long way in showing your personality.