I'm a Fashion Editor—10 Spring Work Outfits I Swear By


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I'm a bit out of practice when it comes to dressing up for the office, but I'm starting to think about spring work outfits. When getting dressed for work, I like to have outfit formulas so that it's easy to remain stress-free when I'm getting ready in the mornings. My go-to looks include my trusty wardrobe staples, such as tailored suiting, sleeveless turtlenecks, and blazers.

To get fresh ideas for spring work outfits to wear this season, I turned to the members of the fashion set, who are putting some cool spins on my favorite staples. With unexpected pops of color, tonal looks, and new takes on the most-talked-about runway looks from the spring 2023 collections, I feel inspired to refresh my standby looks. Here, see 10 fresh ways to get dressed for work if you also feel like you could use some inspiration.


Suiting + Colorful Heels
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One of the running themes in updated workwear? Add some color. It doesn't need to be a head-to-toe hue, and in fact, I think adding a pair of colorful shoes is a great way to pull this off.


Sleeveless Turtleneck + Tailored Pants
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If you're going for a look that is sleek and polished with a dose of '90s inspiration, you'll want to try pairing a sleeveless turtleneck with trousers. What's great is that it's such a foundational outfit, so you can easily add layers if you need to.


Cable-Knit Sweater + Khaki Bottoms
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Leave it to Who What Wear assistant editor Yusra Siddiqui to come up with the coolest spin on the viral Miu Miu S/S 22 runway look. There are so many ways to interpret it for a spring work outfit.


A Tonal Look
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When in doubt, always go for a tonal look if you're trying to infuse some color into your wardrobe. I love the pairing of soft shades here, which have an '80s throwback feel.


Bold Blazer + Leggings
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Speaking of color, here's another way to wear it. Stick to a base of all-black pieces. Then add a blazer in a seriously shocking shade like orange or yellow.


Sleek Dress + Heels
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If you want to opt for a dress, tap into one of the biggest trends from the spring 2023 collections, maxi hemlines. Then, simply add a great pair of heels and a polished bag.


Knit + Maxi Skirt
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Yet another take on the maxi trend, this look pairs a top in a pretty shade of purple with a maxi skirt. This feels so fresh for spring.


Tailored Jacket + Black Pants
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Never underestimate the power of a great tailored jacket. It's a piece that instantly pulls together any look and is perfect for the office.


Poplin Shirt + Straight-Leg Pants
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A button-down will take you far, whether you're dressing for work or not. For the office, simply style one with straight-leg pants, a belt, and a great pair of flats or boots.


Structured Jacket + Jeans
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If you're wearing jeans to the office, elevate them with a sharply cut jacket. Then add a pair of boots or heels.

Next: The 7 Biggest Fall 2023 Trends, Straight From Paris Fashion Week

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.com, 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.