If you find getting ready for work to be more stressful than it should be because you "have nothing to wear," you're not alone. But there's a solution. We talk about capsule wardrobes a lot here at Who What Wear because they really work. We've shown you how to reduce your closet to 37 pieces, how to create a capsule wardrobe for fall, and how to build one using the basics we all love. And now, thanks to this capsule wardrobe for work, you can save time and money on your 9-to-5 wardrobe too. We curated a selection of 23 pieces that can be mixed and matched and worn on repeat, most of which are suitable for a corporate office environment (and ones that are a bit more business casual).
To get you started, we put together five looks (one for each day of the week) that even non-minimalists would want to wear. Trust us—they're stylish enough to earn you best dressed in the office. So without further ado, find out how to change your life with just 23 pieces.
What You Need: Wool Coat Trench Coat Blazer
Why: These three classic outerwear options suit a variety of climates and lend polish to any look.
What You Need: Kitten-Heel Mules Ankle Boots Black Pumps Loafers
Why: When it comes to office-appropriate footwear, we recommend having a couple classic, conservative styles (e.g., the black pumps), and a couple that can help show your personality (e.g., the white mules) if the rest of your outfit is feeling plain.
Why: Aside from your favorite understated jewelry and whatever gear the weather may call for, you really only need a pair of chic sunglasses, a cozy scarf (the office A/C struggle is real), and a tote that's big enough to hold your laptop.