Versatile Work Wardrobe Essentials

by Anna P. | May 10th, 2013 | Office Wear, Women's Fashion

skirtWhen it comes to shopping for new clothes, looking for pieces with versatility potential is important. We don’t want to splurge $100 on a nice blazer that we will only wear once. We also don’t want to buy a new pair of heels that we can only wear for one season. What we want are clothes that look as good in the office as they do outside the office. We’ve got a small list of key essentials for your work wardrobe that can also be worn during the evening or weekends.

1. Black Skirt

A simple black skirt is one of the most versatile pieces out there. Although there are many different styles and designs, the one black skirt you need will feature a high waist and have a hemline that comes right above the knees. This amazing style looks great with virtually any top including the classic oxford button down, cardigan, sweater, shell, etc. Just add a pair of classic brown loafers and a matching tote bag to complete the look. This style also works for weekends when paired with frilly tank tops and leather jackets. It’s a classic with limitless style potential.

2. Tailored Vest

Give your favorite blazer a break and wear a chic tailored vest instead. The best styles are fitted and feature one button in the front. You can wear this with printed blouses, simple cotton tee shirts, and light sweaters. All you need to add is a pair of patent pumps and a large handbag. For the weekend, you can wear the vest over printed wrap dresses or fun tee shirt and jeans combos. A great vest is a fun alternative to jackets and are perfect for summertime.

3. Bootcut Dress Pants

Flatter your figure and look professional with a great pair of bootcut dress pants in a solid color like gray or navy. These pants will make anything look professional including simple v-neck tops, fitted sweaters, trendy blouses, cardigan sweaters, and more. Finish the look with a pretty leather belt and kitten heels. You’ll also get extra style mileage as you can wear these pants with trendy lace tops, camisole, halter tops, and more.

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