If you’re anything like me, your wardrobe is divided into two sections: work essentials and weekend pieces. The two categories certainly overlap, but for the most part, have distinguishing differences, like crops versus button-down,s to state the obvious. I’ll admit I used to favor shopping for weekend items over office pieces any day, but that’s changed as I’ve become more career-focused. I also credit the below brands, which have made it exciting and easy to shop for work essentials and 9-to-5 items I truly look forward to wearing.
Once you find your go-to brands for office basics, shopping for work essentials will quickly become an activity you enjoy instead of something that feels like a task. Over the past six years, the below brands have become the first places I look whenever I’m in need of a work wardrobe pick-me-up. The best part is each brand offers a range of clothing options, so if you’re in a rush, you can pop in just one place and knock out all your office updates. From basics like knit cardigans and sweaters you can layer over any look to on-trend pieces like a printed skirt or redefined white blouse, there’s always something for everyone when you shop the brands ahead.