7 Workwear Wardrobe Essentials for the Female Professional

what to wear to work

Floral Faux Wrap Dress | Black Pumps | Black Satchel | Black Sunglasses | MantraBand Bracelets ($25)

A couple weeks ago I got a question on Instagram that really hit home for me. I got asked what my 6-8 workwear staples were. Genius! Why hadn’t I thought of posting this before? So, if you’re just starting to build your business professional wardrobe, this is for you!

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Best of Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Jackets

white kinzie wool coat winter

White Peplum Coat | Pink Sweater (also linked to some cute NSale alternatives above!) | White Skinny Jeans | Taupe Wedges | Pink Tassel Earrings ($12) | Pink Mirrored Sunglasses ($60) | Taupe Satchel Bag 

No one wants to think about jackets and coats in July. I don’t think there is anyone less excited to bundle up than myself. After moving to Chicago last fall and enduring the first and longest real winter of my life, I dread any temperature below 65. However, I can’t avoid the inevitable so I’m stocking up on outerwear in the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. If I can’t feel my limbs, at least I’ll look cute.

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A Dress A Day: Black Tie Event and Trend Spin Linkup (Day 22)

floor length black gown for a black tie event

Black Chiffon Gown (under $60! also in teal!) | Colorful Statement Clutch | Black Sunglasses (only $55!) | Valentino Rockstud Heels (good dupes here!) | Black Tassel Earrings | Lipstick in ‘Bawse’

There’s nothing more intimidating than a Black Tie event. After you get past the initial excitement of how glamorous the affair will be, every girl worries about what to wear. With price tags on fancy dresses ridiculously high, let’s talk about affordable options. And let’s start with this black floor length gown. Hello perfection!

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A Dress A Day: Business Meeting (Day 21)

Belted Textured Crepe Fit & Flare Dress from nordstrom

Navy Blue Fit and Flare Dress | Suede Pumps (currently 30% off!) | Fendi Bag (also here in charcoal and here in a mini version!) | Tortoise Sunglasses | Bracelets here and here | Lipstick in ‘Bawse’

So it’s Monday. Again. That means, most of us are begrudgingly heading to work with a weekend hangover. With the weather having been so nice, this is a particularly tough hangover to get over. This is one time when I support the “hair of the dog” strategy. A little more weekend? Yes please. Unfortunately, it’s time to put on your best business casual and head into the office for that day job. Ugh.
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