I Dressed for an Entire Workweek for Under $100 a Day

I have a secret obsession with workwear. Front-pleated pants and longline blazers get me genuinely excited. (Bonus points if a power-shoulder is involved.) I’d happily forgo leggings and tanks to slip into an of-the-moment pantsuit, of which I am the proud owner of three–here, here and here

But with my steadfast devotion to workwear comes a strong spending habit. Polished tailoring is usually accompanied by a hefty price tag, which means a large portion of my paycheck goes right back into my work wardrobe… and even I don't want that.

Determined to curb my workwear spending, I challenged myself to five days of office style on a $100 a day budget. Armed with these versatile Zara kitten heels as the basis of each outfit, I mixed and matched my work wardrobe with looks that strike the right balance between business and casual—perfect for those who can freely wear jeans and tees to work but still want to look impeccably polished and professional.

Click through to see my week of workwear looks for under $100.