Set on working your way to the corner office? We’re sure you already possess a winning combination of strong work ethic and innovative ideas, but your wardrobe has to be up to par too. Finding an outfit that shows off your stylish side (crop tops need not apply), follows the office dress code, and impresses upper management can be incredibly tricky.
What To Wear To Score A Raise At Work
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And considering that we face this challenge five days a week, we could all use a little help! To this end, we’ve culled a collection of impressive outfit ideas and shopping items that just may help you rise through the ranks.
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Sabrina Meijer of After Drk
Turn up the volume on a black and white outfit by mixing patterns and prints.
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The stylist has a knack for mixing prints, and her demure silhouettes (crewneck sweater, pencil skirt, and low heel) lend her ensemble here an office appropriate vibe.
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An exaggerated pilgrim loafer in burgundy adds a punch of personality to a turtleneck and polka dot skirt.
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Taylor Tomasi Hill
The reigning street style queen shows us how to temper the seriousness of a sharp suit with a relaxed tee and statement heels.
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Office attire doesn’t have to mean trousers and blazers. Take a cue from the Parks And Recreation star’s feminine look at the Proenza Schouler S/S 14 show and opt for a printed cap-sleeve dress and pumps (both by the New York label).
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Doina Ciobanu of The Golden Diamonds
The bold pairing of leopard print and vibrant army green takes a ladylike turn with modest lines.
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Ellen Claesson of Bubbleroom
Beware overthinking your workplace wardrobe: an unfussy combination of monochrome classics can feel utterly sophisticated.
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Zara Blazer With Imitation Leather Piping ($90)
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Kate Spade New York Metro Round Goldtone Watch ($195)
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By Malene Birger Bianta Printed Crepe Dress ($425)
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ASOS Leather Bag With Front Strap ($89)
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J.Crew Collection Café Capri In Tattersall ($288)
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Coach Zayley Heel ($198)
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Madewell Hidden Buckle Belt ($48) in Dusty Burgundy
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Vanessa Bruno Cotton-Poplin Tuxedo Shirt ($385)
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Dries Van Noten Tie-Dye Ponyhair Table Case ($740)
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Tibi Cobra Jacquard Pencil Skirt ($375)
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Bing Bang NYC Crystal Shard Studs ($55) in Silver
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SheInside Camel Lapel Long Sleeve Slim Pockets Blazer ($36)