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10 Work Outfits To Spice Up Your 8-5

July 9, 2018


Erin Schrader

It’s a request we hear all of the time – more work outfits, please! I love that we have so many hardworking women in our community who want to look put together, yet comfortable and of course, always cute while at the office [or wherever your workplace resides]. Today we’ve rounded up 10 outfits that you can wear to work right now – all in stock and ready for you to shop! I love venturing outside of the traditional black work pants and adding in some fun prints and colors whenever possible. Hopefully you’ll spot an outfit or two that you can recreate while being the boss that you are.

Before we dive in, let’s get the logistics out of the way to make this process easier on you! For sizing reference, I am 5’4, 125 lbs on a good day, typically a 2 in tops/dresses and 26 in jeans/pants with a preferred inseam of 26-28 inches. Bra size is 30DDD [I get it from my momma]. Hopefully, this helps when determining what size you’d need. Also, feel free to follow along here for daily outfits and check out this Pinterest board where you can also get some ideas! Which reminds me, you can pin any of these looks below to save for future reference! Simply click on the links below and you will be taken directly to the retailer where you can shop! Alright, fellow “I like to get dressed” friends, let’s begin!

ps. You can see ALL previous weekly roundup blog posts in one easy spot now!

Business Professional Work Outfit // Work Wear // Work Outfit InspirationGibson x Living in Yellow Becca Tank Dress • Gibson [33% off!! TTS, wearing in XS] // Hazel Suede Point Toe Pumps • Sam Edelman [TTS] // Tie Sleeve Knit Blazer • Olivia Moon [25% off, size down, wearing in XS] / Similar Necklace Fringe Collar Necklace • Panacea

Spring Work Outfit // Business Casual Outfit // Work Wear Outfit Ideas

Gibson x Living in Yellow Reagan V-Neck Drop Back Top • Gibson [Size down if in between, wearing in XS] // Martha Skirt • Boden [Size up one, wearing in 4] // Gibson x Living in Yellow Barbara Jacket • Gibson [size down if in between, wearing in XS] // Hadwin Scallop Two-Piece Sandals • INC [TTS]
Casual Work Wear Outfit // Flutter Sleeve Top + Black Trousers + Bow HeelsSleeveless Dobby-Windowpane Linen-Blend Top • Old Navy [TTS, wearing in S] // Kelsey Knit Trousers • Liverpool [TTS, also available in Petite] // Blasiana Bow Pump • Schutz [TTS]

Work Wear // What to wear for work in the Spring and Summer // How to style a printed skirt // Statement heels

Bell Sleeve Shirt • Boden [25% off, size up one, wearing in 4] / Similar Top Button Front Blouson Sleeve Top • Express // Printed Cotton A-line Skirt • Boden [25% off, size up, wearing in 4] // Yaro Ankle Strap Sandal • Sam Edelman [TTS]

Work Wear // Business Professional Outfit

Silky Zip Front Gramercy Tee • Express [TTS, wearing in S] // Kelsey Trousers • Liverpool [Size down, wearing in 2 but need 0] // Tie Sleeve Knit Blazer • Olivia Moon [25% off, size down, wearing in XS] // Odila Suede Block Heel Sandals • Sam Edelman [TTS]

Business Professional Outfit // Work Wear // Work Outfit // Summer Work Outfit // Summer FashionOriginal Fit Portofino Shirt • Express [30% off, tts, wearing in S] // Double Stripe Pants • Liverpool [TTS] // Hazel Pointed Toe Heel • Sam Edelman [TTS]
Summer Dress // Gingham Dress with Scalloped Heels // Dress for a wedding, reunion, bridal showerGibson x Hi Sugarplum! Flamenco Ruffle Trim Dress • Gibson [Size down if in between, wearing in XS] // Odila Sandal • Sam Edelman [TTS] // Granita Tassel Earrings • BaubleBar

  Summer Work Wear // Business Casual Outfit // Casual Work Wear // Summer FashionDowntown Cami • Express [30% off! TTS, wearing in S] // Ab-solution Ankle Skimmer Jeans • Wit & Wisdom [40% off, size down one] // Boyfriend Blazer in Wide Stripe Ponte Knit Women’s Jacket • Liverpool [Size down if in between, wearing in XS] / Boyfriend Blazer • Liverpool // Cammila pointed toe smoking slipper • Sole Society [TTS] // Similar Necklace Knotshine Necklace • Madewell

Perfect Black Maxi Dress for a wedding, work, event or everyday // Closet Staple Denim Jacket // How to Style a Maxi DressMaxi Dress • Loveappella [TTS, wearing in S Regular but could do Petite for 5’4″] // Samantha Tribeca Denim Jacket • Mavi Jeans [TTS, wearing in S] // Similar Shoes Emilia platform wedge sandal • Sole Society [Size up .5] // Tarot Beaded Deco Drop Earrings • BaubleBar

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  1. Stephanie says:

    WOW! These are all stunning. #3 and #5 are fire! I wear scrubs to work but I am a pastors wife so these are great options for church. I am only in my 30s and need to make sure I am keeping things cute!

  2. So incredibly cute! I love that this is a good mix of looks and any would be a great fit at my office. Loving the gingham dress — this summer turned on a light in me or something and I’m all about gingham. And the elbow-tie blazer are so cute! Tons of great options!

  3. Sarah says:

    Love this post! Thanks for the inspiration! I am a teacher and these outfits would be perfect! I needed some new ideas for my wardrobe at school this year! Thanks!!

  4. Janel says:

    Wow, thank you! First time seeing your site and I’m hooked! I am the worst about putting together outfits and this truly helps. Looks like I need to do some shopping 🙂 Thank you!

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