Dressing for work is far from easy. Certain strategies certainly make it less painful, such as planning your outfit the night before or investing in staples that you can mix-and-match easily. But sometimes a gal wants variety, especially at the office. Luckily, it’s totally possible to look polished and professional in a business environment for $100 or less. Here’s how:
Olivia Pope is basically our professional attire go-to goddess (sans the proverbial wine glass, of course). She regularly rocks blazers that are far from masculine and perfectly tailored to her frame.
Amal Clooney commands respect in countless ways, and her sophisticated shift dresses allow her to look good while doing it. Shifts also look fabulous on all body shapes.
A well-fitting pair of pants is a must for every work wardrobe, although we do recommend buttoning your blouse a bit higher than Selena Gomez’ when in a professional environment!
Because silk blouses like Olivia Palermo’s inevitably require pricey dry cleaning, spending too much money on the goods can feel wasteful (and unnecessary).
1. Uniqlo Carine Silk Long Sleeve Blouse ($70)
2. MICHAEL Michael Kors Long-Sleeve Pleated Blouse in New Navy ($68)
3. Trouvé Collarless Silk Blouse ($44)
Jennifer Hudson shows how pencil skirts can work on a variety of body types and heights as long as the silhouette is right. Don’t be afraid to rely on your trusty tailor to improve the fit.
-Casey Sharbaugh is the blogger behind www.comfortablycasey.com