Casual Yet Chic Work Outfits That Go Beyond the Blazer
Luckily, mixing up your office style just requires shuffling the pieces you already own. Here’s how to hit the refresh button on your work outfits.
Don’t Overlook the Basic Business Chic Attire like Black Jeans
Black jeans are a bit dressier than blue, which makes them a work closet staple in our book if your office dress code allows jeans. A go-to in the mornings when you’re in a rush is a pair of black jeans, like our Bootcut Jean with a crisp white button down. The accessories will make this simple work outfit shine, so don’t hold back on a stylish leather handbag or a colorful scarf.
Add a Touch of Romantic Style to Work Outfits in a Satin Skirt and Chunky Knit
A satin skirt is a trifecta for chic workwear dressing: comfortable, fashion-forward, and dressy without being OTT. As we move into spring, try easy work outfits that pair a satin skirt in a pastel hue with an oversized soft chunky knit in a neutral like beige or white to bring the formality down a notch. We recommend wearing shaping bottoms like our Ultralight Seamless Shaping Short underneath to prevent panty lines and create a smooth surface.
The Simplest Work Outfit: Rock Your Favorite LBDIt goes without saying that every woman needs a little black dress! They will never go out of style and can literally serve any function, from chic work outfits to wedding guest attire.
If you’re considering winter interview outfits, an LBD is an easy choice. It looks professional for work and transitions straight into Happy Hour afterward. Add your favorite heels to make you feel even more confident!
Show Your Style at Work in a Trendy Jumpsuit OutfitJump on the jumpsuit trend, because this fresh style makes getting dressed for work a snap. There’s no need to rummage around for matching pieces because this all-in-one garment is one of the best chic work outfits. Choose jumpsuits that are slightly structured for the office, either with lapels or pleats to add a touch of polish.
Look Polished and Pulled Together in White Pants and a Bodysuit
There’s something about white pants that will always make us look pulled together. Maybe it’s because everyone can see that we’re organized enough to have clean laundry...or that we’re calm enough not to have spilled our morning coffee.
Wearing white isn’t just for after Memorial Day anymore; it’s completely acceptable for year-round styling. A pair of white trousers with a turtleneck or bodysuit is a must-have, simple work outfit in our book. A high-leg, boot cut pair of white pants with a long-sleeved shaping bodysuit, like our Madelyn Mock Neck Shaping Full Back Bodysuit will make you look and feel sophisticated all day. Plus, the bodysuit can be worn over and over with different pieces of business chic attire, from pencil skirts to palazzo trousers.
Strike a Balance of Comfy, Chic, and Professional With a Work Outfit Featuring Printed Leggings
Didn’t think you could wear leggings to work, did you? Well, with the right pair (and a more lax office dress code), there are numerous work outfit ideas that can come from leggings. Try a bold print, like our new Rachel Cotton Stretch Shaping Legging in Castlerock Croc that comfortably slims your hips and tummy. The pattern almost disguises the fact that they are leggings, so they seem formal enough for work. Throw on an oversized cardigan for a deliciously soft and chic work outfit you’ll love to wear day and night.
If you want to gain some serious style cred at the office, try ditching the blazer for a while and opt instead for fun these fun and easy work outfit alternatives. A jumpsuit or LBD are comfy, no-fuss options that will get you through the day and transition perfectly after dark. Simple work outfits don’t have to be boring!