Looking to upgrade your work wardrobe? Here are a few work outfit options ranging from $130 to $1,020

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Thick wool blazers. Stiff white button downs. Boring black trousers.

These are some of the things that come to mind when someone mentions “office attire.” But that doesn’t have to be the case!  “Work appropriate” no longer means your mom’s matching pant suit.

I scouted near and far for the best professional – and cute – outfits that will get you through your 9 to 5 (and then some).

Tech It Out

Emojis aren’t just for tech. At Coplon’s, you can find Edward Achour’s play on the classic tweed jacket and white silk blouse. Check out these heart-eyed emoji buttons!

coplon's jacket

Coplon’s, Edward Achour Jacket, $1,020.

Coplon's blouse

Coplon’s, Edward Achour Blouse, $558; Coplon’s, Christian Louboutin Mixed Metal Clutch, $710.

Looking for something a little more understated?

I am obsessed with Theory’s high-waist, wide-leg pants. They can make the shortest person in the world look like they have the longest legs – especially when paired with Pedro Garcia’s strappy black satin shoes.

Add a few funky accessories for personality, such as a Nocturne necklace and Loeffler Randall furry cross body.

Coplon's outfit

Coplon’s, Theory High Waist Belted Black Pant, $445; Coplon’s, Vince Black Top, $295; Coplon’s, Nocturne Caribu Necklace, $288; Coplon’s, Loeffler Randall Fur Trimmed Suede Shoulder Bag, $550; Coplon’s, Pedro Garcia Strappy Black Satin Catalina Shoes, $520.

Ballin’ on a Budget

I have a love-hate relationship with Marshall’s. On the one hand, they have fashionable clothes at affordable prices. On the other, you may have to dig for them. But because I love nothing better than a good bargain, I spent a good majority of my Sunday hunting for them.

An hour later and a cart full of clothes, I found the best black dress that can go with anything. Literally.
Here’s my L.B.D. styled three ways with some of my favorite online finds.

marshalls dress

Marshall’s, Elizabeth and James dress, $129.99

mansur Gavriel bag

Marshall’s, Elizabeth and James dress, $129.99; Marshall’s, Thakoon Blouse, $59.99, MansurGavriel.com, Mansur Gavriel Mini Black Leather Bucket Bag with Marina Interior, $495.

black dress outfit

Marshall’s, Elizabeth and James dress, $129.99; Marshall’s, Kate Spade Skirt, $79.99; BCBGeneration.com, BCBGeneration Black Blazer, $118; Clarev.com, Clare V Foldover Leopard Hair Clutch, $275, Shopbop, Sam Edelman Dea Black Suede Pumps, $110.

A Classic Twist

If you haven’t been to Five One Five, you need to. The trendy boutique is temporarily located on the first floor of The English Room, an interior design studio.

I felt like I was shopping in a well-curated closet that was, unfortunately, not my own.

five one five

Five One Five has all your classic work ensembles, but with a contemporary twist.

shoes at five one five

Five One Five, Newbark Los Angeles Melanie Loafer in Vintage Floral Corduroy, $525.

corduroy blazer

Five One Five, Roseanna Corduroy Blazer, $515.

leather pants blouse

Five One Five, Marissa Webb Mila Leather Cropped Black Pant, $570; Five One Five, La Prestic Ouiston Printed Blouse, $480

And don’t be afraid to try something different – a little leather never hurt anybody! These Marissa Webb cropped pants are a fun alternative to the everyday trouser. Tuck a printed blouse in, and you’re ready to go.

Day to Night

Does Charlotte even have a Fall?

It definitely doesn’t seem like it when we’ve been experiencing 80-degree weather the past few days. Who wants to wear constrictive dresses or overbearing pant suits? Not me! To beat the heat, Sloan had textured shorts that were light weight and comfortable.

shorts from sloan

Sloan, Suncoo Paris Grey Shorts, $140; Sloan, Rag & Bone White Victor Blouse, $350.

Sloan outfit

Sloan, Verdad Pleated Blouse, $370; Sloan, Velvet Rosaline Black Leggings, $148; Sloan, Rebecca Minkoff Amelie Flats, $250; Sloan, Loeffler Randall Black Satchel, $450; Sloan, Square Studs, $40.

Isn’t this blouse so cute?!

For work, pair the pleated top with suede pants, furry flats, and a structured black bag.

work outfit sloan

Sloan, Verdad Pleated Blouse, $370; Sloan, Sir Mason Flounce Black Skirt, $320; Sloan, Pedro Garcia Yeca Shoes, $550; Sloan, See By Chloé Mini Bag $295; Sloan, Disc Earrings, $30.

Heading out to meet some girlfriends for happy hour? Set your calendar to o.o.o., switch into a flirty mini skirt and grab your heels.

After a long week at the office, you deserve a drink!

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