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!
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.
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.
A Classic Twist
I felt like I was shopping in a well-curated closet that was, unfortunately, not my own.
Five One Five has all your classic work ensembles, but with a contemporary twist.
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.
Isn’t this blouse so cute?!
For work, pair the pleated top with suede pants, furry flats, and a structured black bag.
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!