A Millennial's Guide to Dressing for Work

After graduating college, life throws some major changes at you. You nail your interviews, move into your first apartment, and lock down your dream job, but there's just one thing missing: a work wardrobe. Luckily, there are plenty of ways to spin the things you already own into chic officewear with just a few add-ons. Armed with these easy styling ideas, you'll be sure to blow your boss away come your first day. 

Read on to check it out, and shop our picks for taking your closet to the next level.

You already have a cool leather jacket in your closet, and while pairing it with jeans might be your go-to look, give it a fresh spin by balancing it out with a feminine pencil skirt.

To make jeans feel work-appropriate, they need something structured to balance them out. A sophisticated top adds the polish you need to pull off this look.

Dust off your favorite fitted dress and make it your Monday morning pick by styling it with a borrowed-from-the-boys blazer.

A great pair of booties can essentially be styled with anything, so take them from party staple to office go-to by wearing them with a feminine midi dress.

If you’ve shied away from adding trousers to your wardrobe, now is the time! Styling them with a simple white tee keeps them from feeling stuffy and utilizes what you already own.

While sneakers might not fly in every office setting, the trick to making them work is to pair them with more conservative ensembles. Choose a classic white button-down for a polished choice.

If you’re in need of a little inspiration for building a workwear look around your favorite striped shirt, try adding a pair of chic mules. The shoes are polished without feeling stuffy—genius.

Want more work outfit inspiration? See what our editors wear on the job!

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