The 6 Best Stores for Work Clothes, According to a Fashion Editor


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Shopping for work clothes can look different depending on what type of job you have and the dress codes for your particular profession, but from an editor point of view, there are some brands that top our list for pieces that blur the lines between fashion-forward and office-appropriate. Tailoring and suiting have been key focuses on the runways and major trends in recent years, so there are incredible options at designer labels and affordable brands alike.

Ahead, we're breaking down the list of the best stores for work clothes. Designers such as Toteme have perfected great tailoring with sleek blazers and versatile, elevated staples that you can wear season after season. If you're looking for pieces that hit at a lower price point, editor-favorite options include brands such as COS and Mango, where you can find everything from minimal suiting to classic tweed sets. Ahead, see the work clothes to shop now, according to a fashion editor.


Offering a cool take on classic wardrobe pieces made with sustainable materials, COS is an editor favorite. The brand has a sophisticated take on minimalism at prices that typically hit under $300, so they are smart pieces to add to your work wardrobe.

The Frankie Shop

Known for its directional designs and cool takes on tailoring, French brand The Frankie Shop has a permanent spot on the street style scene but also in the offices of the fashion set. Favorites like its Gelso suiting continue to return season after season, but there are always new office-appropriate pieces dropping from the brand.


Reformation may be best known for its dresses and prints, but the growing collection of work clothes is noteworthy. Look out for matching sets like this season's vest top and maxi skirt as well as the brand's cult favorite Mason pants that are available in a wide range of colors.


Mango has a wide range of designs available, but the workwear section is particularly strong. The tweed pieces are standouts, so look out for everything from timeless jackets to matching sets. The accessories are also noteworthy—pieces that include everything from classic items to trend-forward designs.


Scandinavian brand Toteme is rooted in the idea of creating a modern uniform that can transcend trends, so it comes as no surprise that its beautifully constructed pieces are so well suited for everyday office looks. The pieces span from tailored to refined, all with a cool take on easy, minimal dressing.


Founded by Thakoon Panichgul, HommeGirls takes inspiration from menswear for its designs. Pieces such as crisp button-down shirting, perfectly oversize trench coats and sweater, and trousers with flipped waistbands are among the cool pieces that have grown a cult following with the fashion set.

This post was published at an earlier date and has been updated. 

Associate Director, Special Projects

Kristen Nichols is the Associate Director, Special Projects at Who What Wear with over a decade of experience in fashion, editorial, and publishing. She oversees luxury content and wedding features, and covers fashion within the luxury market, runway reporting, shopping features, trends, and interviews with leading industry experts. She also contributes to podcast recordings, social media, and branded content initiatives. Kristen has worked with brands including Prada, Chanel, MyTheresa, and Luisa Via Roma, and rising designers such as Refine and Tove, and her style has been featured in publications including, Vogue France, WWD, and the CFDA. Before Who What Wear, Kristen began her career at Rodarte, where she worked on assistant styling, photo shoots, and runway shows, and at Allure, where she moved into print and digital editorial. She graduated from the University of Southern California, where she studied art history and business, and currently lives in New York.