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    40 Things That'll Help You Become The Best Dressed In Your Office In 2020

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    1. A printed midi dress in ~18~ patterns so you can cheaply stock up on a slew of chic and professional go-tos. Heck, get one for Monday through Friday (but Saturday is for sweats).

    Promising review: "I love this dress. It fits just right and is VERY comfortable to wear. I got it primarily to wear to work and still be comfortable around the office. It feels soft, is breathable, and is not see-through. I even felt comfy wearing it around the house after work when I usually am ready to strip off whatever I'm wearing to throw on some comfy laid back clothes." —Alexismd

    Get it from Amazon for $18.99+ (available in sizes S–XL and in 12 patterns).

    2. A zebra-print blouse to literally turn your back on boring basics. Why else show up to work, if not for the compliments?


    Get it from H&M for $24.99 (available in sizes 0–18 and two colors).

    3. A pair of fleece-lined faux leather leggings, because these'll help you ~kick up~ even casual work wardrobes with some edge starting this month — I highly suggest you wear these while listing all the reasons you deserve a raise. You'll feel more than badass enough to do it.

    Promising review: "I get sooo many compliments! I love the way my butt looks in them. I'm a hairstylist and I loved how after a haircut I didn't feel itchy, because the hair just slid off. They're fleece-lined too, so that is just a bonus in comfortable land! Love, love, love them — I got a size 3X and they fit perfectly! I'm usually super nervous about ordering pants online, but this was a win for sure." —M. Slotterbeck

    Get them from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in sizes XS–4X and four styles).

    4. A bottle of leather honey conditioner that'll undo any possible damage on your leather or suede shoes, so your outfits can go back to looking totally put-together. Spending less than $20 on this > having to invest in more work shoes.

    Promising review: "I use this for my everyday boots, as well as my dress shoes. I'm not always gentle with my boots and I thought I had ruined them the other day (worn out color, scuffs all over), but I cleaned the muck off, gave them a brushing, then applied this leather honey and after letting it sit, my boots look almost like the day I bought them! It keeps the leather supple and restores color. You only need to use a small amount per use!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $18.95.

    5. A textured jumpsuit for making yourself *officially* known as the trendiest in the office. It's not easy earning that title — unless you have this.


    Get it from Asos for $51 (available in sizes 0–14).

    6. A ribbed turtleneck dress so you're up to your neck in compliments the minute you walk into the lobby. Believe in the power of this dress.

    Promising review: "I bought one in black, one in purple, and one in blue. I love them all. I get sooo many compliments when I wear this dress. They're not too tight or too loose. I wear them to work in a law office. They're a perfect fall dress with a nice pair of high boots." —M. Arab

    Get it from Amazon for $30.99+ (available in sizes XS–XXL and in 14 colors).

    7. A tweed skirt (with pockets!) to add just a *touch* of color to your usually all-black work ensembles. Conservative office employees — you just found your new favorite hack.


    Right now, get 50% off with promo code SUPER!

    Get it from Loft for $29.99 (originally 69.40; available in sizes 14–26).

    8. A pair of ruffled leggings, because these'll prove living in comfort can actually look very professional. Will you wear these for the next 365 days in a row? Absolutely.

    Promising review: "These pants are so cute! I love the stretchy material, and the cute ruffles at the hems make it look different than any other black plants! They are a bit high-waisted, which I love, and they're opaque enough so you're sure your underwear won't peek through. You can just easily slip these on, and you're good to go! Very comfortable!" —Corinth

    Get them from Amazon for $13.99 (available in XS–L).

    9. A tulle maxi skirt that'll have you twirling in the office when you spend 9-to-5 basking in compliments. No one will even notice you "forgot" to reply to that email...


    Get it from Amazon for $35+ (available in sizes S/M–L and two colors).

    10. A cashmere sweater for feeling super luxurious *and* cozy all darn day when wearing this investment piece at LEAST once a week. It'll subtly upgrade all your ensembles (ty, gorgeous material) without the need for restrictive clothing.


    Promising review: "This is super soft cashmere, has a nice quality and fit with rich colors. I really like the double 'V' (front and back). It offers just a little extra to jazz up a winter staple. I liked it so much, I actually got it on two colors, black and oatmeal. I'm very happy with both!" —EuroImport

    Get it from Nordstrom for $65.90 (originally $98; available in sizes XS–XXL and 12 colors and patterns).

    11. A faux leather watch so you can rock a look that says, "yes, I'm def a professional who is the fanciest in this office." No one has to know this baby is under $20.


    Promising review: "I purchased this watch roughly two months ago. Last week I went to the gym and left it in my gym bag. When I got home I threw my clothes in the washer not even thinking about my watch being in there. When my husband went to put the clothes into the dryer, he found it. This watch had ABSOLUTELY NO water damage. I couldn’t believe it. I have never left a review anywhere, good or bad. However, I just had to share how satisfied I am with this product." —Lesa D.

    Get it from Amazon for $17.99 (available in 12 styles).

    12. A rib knit dress with a sophisticated belt to rely on a look that requires zero effort, but has unlimited ~payoff~.

    Forever 21

    Get it from Forever 21 for $29.99 (available in sizes 0X–3X and two colors).

    13. A knit sweater with dramatic sleeves, because you'll feel cozy all day, yet look like you put in a ton of effort that morning. Did you really sit on your bed staring at the ceiling? None of their business.


    Promising review: "I was worried this would be pretty small since it's one size, but I normally wear an XL and it's still oversized on me. It's surprisingly warm. I was looking for an oversized cropped sweater and this is exactly what I wanted! Shipping was really fast, too!" —Morgan Jade

    Get it from Amazon for $27.99 (claims to fit one size; available in seven colors).

    14. A set of patterned stockings that'll give your usual rotation of dresses an easy update. Meaning they will NOT look like you just picked them from the hamper.

    Promising review: "Omg, I love there! These are totally worth it. The best part is that I haven't snagged any of them yet. I rarely wear pantyhose or tights, because I'm clumsy enough to snag everything within three hours of putting them on, but these are very forgiving. I've received so many compliments." —Sunshine and Unicorns

    Get a six-pack from Amazon for $21.99+ (available in sizes S/M-4X and in two combinations).

    15. A puff-sleeve choker dress channeling some Kelly Kapoor and bring much-needed drama to the office. The good kind, of course!


    Get it from Boohoo for $16.80 (originally $42.80; available in sizes 12–24 and three colors).

    16. A pair of elastic ballet flats so you look polished at the office, minus any *sole*-crushing heels. The next 365 days are going to be nothing but comfy feet. I'm not crying, you're crying.

    By the way, these bbs already have almost 110 five-star reviews specifically about their wide width!

    Promising review: "These are super cute for excellent price! They fit well. Note, I have a wide foot, often having to order in wide widths — not necessary in these! I have worn them three times now — twice walking in NYC to go to Broadway shows and so far so good. No blisters or discomfort." —Joy Miller

    Get them from Amazon for $7.47+ (available in sizes 5.5–11 and 35 colors and patterns).

    Check out a BuzzFeeder's glowing review in "​These Ballet-Esque Flats Are Adorable, Cheap, And Basically Already In Your Amazon Cart".

    17. A cashmere-like poncho to keep warm in the office AND never ruin your outfit. Not all heroes wear capes, but this looks a lot like one — just saying.


    Promising review: "This wrap is soft with lots of material to wrap yourself in. It's also elegant and stylish. The size should fit both taller and shorter people. I use it to stay warm in my office, but it can also be used to wrap yourself cozily in a couch for a family movie night! I love it for sure!" —nancy

    Get it from Amazon for $27.99 (available in 40 styles).

    18. A printed silky bandana, because this'll easily add some stylish appeal to the very same blouse you've been wearing forever. Today is the day it says, "Hello, I will take my raise in CASH."

    Free People

    Promising review: "This scarf is literally so cute and soft. The colors are beautiful and different colors come out more when you fold it different ways!" —AliSkyes

    Get it from Free People for $38.

    19. A retro midi dress that'll make you look so effortlessly put-together, people wonder if you were appointed CEO. Feel free to tell them yes.

    Promising review: "I LOVE this dress. I’ve received so many compliments with it. It's perfect for interviews or for around the office. The fabric is soft, not sheer, and goes to just below my knees. The fabric also has great stretch. I'm VERY pleased! Good price, too." —Jo

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99+ (available in sizes S-5XL and in 13 styles).

    20. A zip-front pencil skirt for a sophisticated (and approachable) update to your usual office staples. You can zip it all the way closed or as high as you'd like — aka it's an easy way to try different looks with the exact same clothing.

    Lane Bryant

    Promising review: "I love this skirt. It is so comfortable and goes with so many things. It fits perfectly." —Kimberly1002

    Get it from Lane Bryant for $30.99 (available in sizes 12–28).

    21. A velvet button-down tunic so you can throw this over even leggings (!!!) and still look extra dressed up. BE STILL, MY HEART.


    Promising review: "I love this shirt. It's comfy and the pockets are awesome." —Jennifer Edwards

    Get it from Amazon for $28.98+ (available in sizes S-XL and six colors).

    22. A pair of high-waisted belted trousers to give your everyday blouses some welcome flair. Leave your casual jeans behind in 2019.

    Nasty Gal

    Get them from Nasty Gal for $42 (originally $70; available in sizes 2–10).

    23. A faux leather tote, because this'll let you carry your laptop fashionably without ~shouldering~ the burden of a hefty credit card bill. Repeat after me: Backpacks do not follow me after graduation.


    Promising review: "I get so many compliments with this bag. It’s very thin and lightweight, but holds much more than it looks like it would. It comes in so many colors, I’ll be buying more! It's the perfect bag for people like me who carry enough odds and ends for multiple people." —Sparkles

    Get it from Amazon for $14.55+ (available in 43 colors)

    24. A knit cold shoulder dress that'll let you *shrug off* hump day blues of having "nothing to wear." This'll quickly become your favorite one-and-done.


    Get it from Torrid for $52.43 (originally $74.90; available in sizes M–6X).

    25. A midi pencil skirt with a ruffled hem and available in *23* styles for a basic that'll stick to your side (no pun intended) for years to come, while still adding some unexpected color and design to your look. Tl;dr: it's fun, but will never go out of style.

    Promising review: "I LOVE THIS SKIRT! Not only does it fit well and hit at an office-appropriate length, but the ruffle detail in the front is so different from any other skirts I’ve found! I’ve gotten so many compliments. The material is silky but stretchy and not see-through at all (I bought black). The zipper seems installed properly so it doesn’t look like it will break or tear." —Mary

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in sizes S-4X and 23 styles).

    26. A fabric defuzzer so you can make all your clothes look totally new and lint-free — super old sweater included.

    Promising review: "So I didn't think it through when I threw some dark shirts and sweaters in the wash with a couple of light towels. They came out with all those fuzzies. I ordered one of these based on the price and average customer review, and I can see why this was rated so high. Since it's so portable, I just sat on the couch to watch tv and shaved two shirts and a pair of cottony exercise pants while watching tv. I probably would have never worn these items (at least not outside the house!) again if it wasn't for this great little gadget." —Paula Nelson

    Get it from Amazon for $11.59.

    27. A cozy sweater dress to make your wish come true: you can now feel like you're wearing pajamas to work — AND still look stylish as all heck. We might even enjoy sitting at our cubicle...


    Promising review: "I had this dress in my shopping cart for months and finally bit the bullet and bought it. I love it so much, I just ordered the olive!! The oat is gorgeous and this piece is super can be worn with knee-high or over-the-knee boots, or with leggings and booties. It's SUPER cozy; it's like wearing your favorite blanket! JUST GET IT!!" —lesliedylan

    Get it from Nordstrom for $75 (available in sizes XS–XL and four colors).

    28. A cinched peplum top, because this'll keep your wardrobe in full bloom, even when the rest of your motivation is wilting.


    Get it from Amazon for $17.99+ (available in sizes 0X–5X and 11 styles).

    29. A mini fabric steamer that'll ensure you won't ever show up to work in a wrinkly blouse again. The small design makes it easy to use, but is powerful enough to have you out the door pronto. Guess who doesn't look like they grabbed their top off The Chair in the morning anymore?

    Maitland Quitmeyer / BuzzFeed,

    Promising review: "A picture is worth a thousand words. Apologies in advance if my photos do not do this little device justice. I am beyond thrilled with this little gizmo. It has worked wonders on everything in my closet from delicate chiffon and poly-blends, to heavier cotton and wool-blends. I have even steamed stubborn wrinkles from blazers and purses and linen. I considered purchasing a larger steamer, but they tend to be clumsy, heavy and difficult to maneuver. This steamer is perfect. And for frequent refills, I simply keep a pitcher of water nearby. For the price, you can't beat it." —Savvy Shopper

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99.

    For more info, check out our review of this mini steamer.

    30. A semi-sheer, ruffled blouse for still *feeling* casual at the office, but looking a whole lot more sophisticated — I suppose this is really what being an adult is all about.

    Urban Outfitters

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $59 (available in sizes XS–XL and two colors).

    31. A pack of seamless underwear so you can avoid annoying panty lines (because commando feels like a disaster waiting to happen on presentation day). It's a super-cheap solution to wondering if it's "just the lighting" or that this really is happening. Great.


    Promising review: "These are the best. My Victoria’s Secret no-shows have definitely been replaced (and for much less money). I was really looking for underwear that I could wear to work out that wouldn’t show lines through my leggings, wouldn’t ride up like my VS ones, would breathe a little, and would stay comfortable all day. These were it. I’d definitely recommend these to anyone. Especially for those who wear a lot of leggings and want an option beyond a thong." —Rebecca

    Get a pack of six from Amazon for $10.99+ (available in sizes S–L and in 10 combinations).

    To learn more, check out "Throw All Your Thongs Away, Because People Swear These Undies Don't Give Panty Lines".

    32. A pair of buttoned high-waisted jeans to still wear black denim 365 days a year, but now you'll look on-trend and a heck of a lot more put together.


    I have these and LOVE them! I wear them at least once a week and they never get old. Definitely *size down* — I went down two full sizes when I bought them in person (re the helpful sales associate's advice)!

    Promising review: "A sales associate recommended these to me and I'm glad she did! As someone who has gone through many pair of Madewell black jeans, I'd say these might be my favorite so far. The material is perfect; 92% cotton with the rest just the right amount of polyester and elastane that give it just the right amount of stretch. These can easily transition from a work to bar setting. The fringe at the bottom gives these a really nice structure. I love these, get them!" —Minders

    Get them from Madewell for $135 (available in sizes 23–37 and in petite, regular, tall, and taller).

    33. A delicate necklace and crawler earrings you can wear every day if you're one to forget to put on jewelry. Every outfit will look upgraded with these (even when you forget you even have 'em on).


    Promising review (for the earrings): "These earrings are so beautiful! They are made really well and are so sparkly! I couldn’t love them any more than I do! Absolutely stunning!" —Nini13

    Get them from Amazon: the necklace for $22 (available in three colors) and the earrings for $12.99+ (available in 12 styles).

    34. A pair of flowy wide-leg pants, because these'll let you mimic the feeling of loose sweats on your ~lazy days~. You'll still appear dressed up and office-apropos, but now you're super comfy. Sadly, we can't watch Netflix at our desks.


    Promising review: "These pants as so comfortable and flowy! I stepped outside of my usual skinny jean outfit to try this style — and I never want to take them off! They are great casual pants for work, and can be dressed up for the evening with a fancy shirt and heels. They are as comfortable as pajamas, without looking like it :)." —gretchen nash

    Get them from Amazon for $25.99 (available in sizes XS–XXL and seven colors and patterns).

    35. A fit and flare dress with *pockets* that'll let you rely on this as an office staple for years to come — especially when you realize you finally have somewhere to put your hands when feeling incredibly awkward (so all the time).


    Promising review: "I scoured MANY stores to try to find a simple, fit and flare, black dress for upcoming holiday parties. This one exceeded expectations — ESPECIALLY at such a low price! The fabric is thick and heavy, the cut fit perfectly, AND there are POCKETS. Love it." —Laura N.

    Get it from Amazon for $12.13+ (available in sizes 0–16 and four colors).

    36. A pair of wide-legged trousers for guaranteeing a sweeping entrance when you burst into the conference room to demand a raise.


    Get them from ModCloth for $69 (available in sizes XXS–4X and two colors).

    37. A printed button-down maxi dress so you'll never run late again, thanks to this no-brainer number. Throw this on when you need to leave NOW and enjoy the compliments. Consider this your savior.


    Promising review (for the dress on the left): "Overall, the dress is very romantic, flowy, and makes me feel fabulous. People turned to look at it wherever I go! It's a great spring, summer, and fall dress. Maybe winter too with warm layers underneath. This dress is pretty enough for a date, an event, to go out and about and turn heads, and depending on the style you choose, is still conservative enough to wear to a place that requires more modesty, like visiting a church, synagogue or temple." —AJB

    Get them from Amazon: the dress on the left for $18.98+ (available in sizes XS–XL and 29 colors and styles) and the dress on the right for $27.99+ (available in sizes 0X–3X and 19 colors and styles).

    38. A silky, belted dress to throw this on five minutes before work and still win Best Dressed. Add this to your resume ASAP.


    Get it from Target for $41.99 (available in sizes 1X–4X and two colors).

    39. A colorblock A-line dress with POCKETS, because this'll make adding a pop of fun color to your office wardrobe is as easy as sending a fax. Actually, this is definitely easier.

    Promising review: "I love this dress! It’s so comfortable and has two pockets. I bought it for work in an office environment and get compliments all the time. Definitely good quality material." —Svas1

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99+ (available in sizes S-3XL and in 27 styles).

    40. And a splurge-worthy J.Crew Italian wool blazer that'll last you years and years (it's designed to feel comfortable all yearlong). It has the *perfect* amount of stretch, will dress up everything (old jeans included), and become the easiest and chicest way to make yourself look extra professional.

    J. Crew

    Promising review: "Having just returned to practicing law, I needed three classic suits in basic colors that will see me through all four seasons in Chicago. THIS is the fabric option to go with if you are ordering a J.Crew suit. A little more money, but well worth it for quality, LINED, all season wear. You will not be disappointed." —Jane

    Get it from J.Crew for $288 (available in sizes 00–24 in regular, petite, and tall, and five colors).

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