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    35 Things That'll Make You The Best Dressed In The Office In 2019

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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).

    amazon.com

    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 cinched peplum top for keeping your wardrobe in full bloom, even when the rest of your motivation is wilting.

    Amazon

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

    3. A plaid button-down midi skirt that'll make your closet look so sophisticated, you'll feel ready for whatever presentations come your way.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "The material has a good weight and there's a red lining. It sits at my waist and hits above the ankles, which I love. I wore pantyhose and over-the-knee boots, and I was plenty warm on what was a pretty cold day in Chicago. I definitely recommend this skirt!" —Alexandra H.

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99+ (available in sizes XS-L and four styles)

    4. 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.

    amazon.com

    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).

    5. A silky wrapover blouse so you can ~smoothly~ transition from the weekend to Monday. Are you happy you're there? Eh. Do you look promotion-ready? Absolutely.

    HM

    Get it from H&M for $39.99 (available in two colors).

    6. A faux leather watch with a chic starry face for elevating you to Rolex-level style, and whose *timeless* sophistication might even inspire people to share their rolodex.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "This is really nice quality and is very comfy. If you're looking for an simple but elegant-looking black watch to wear when you dress up but you don't want to spend much, this is the product for you. I doesn't look cheap to me!" —MsNicka

    Get it from Amazon for $17.99 (available in six colors).

    7. A pair of wide-legged trousers that'll guarantee you a sweeping entrance when you burst into the conference room to demand a raise.

    ModCloth

    Get it from ModCloth for $65 (available in sizes XXS-4X and six styles).

    8. A structured long vest, because this'll stylishly top off any old top and make your usual go-to's look extremely adult. People might even think you know how to use Excel.

    Amazon

    Promising review (for the first vest): "This is a great fit, is soft, and is a comfortable material. It's easy to match with all of my clothes. I was wearing jeans and a tank top for a Sunday lunch so I just wanted to look casual, but I had to meet with my clients for dinner. This blazer is just perfect. I just wore it on top and changed from a casual to formal look!" —Gary Martin

    Get them from Amazon: the first vest for $22.99+ (available in sizes S-XXL and seven colors) and the second vest for $18.99+ (available in sizes 18-24).

    9. A printed silky bandana so you can 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

    Get it from Free People for $28 (available in two styles).

    10. A knit sweater with dramatic sleeves for staying cozy all day, yet looking like you put in a ton of effort this morning. Did you really sit on your bed staring at the ceiling? None of their business.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "This is so cute, soft and wonderful! It looks just like the picture, and I feel very fancy in it! If you are on the fence about it, just give it a try. It is a bit short, but looks great with high-waist pants." —FishyScience

    Get it from Amazon for $26.99+ (available in sizes 4/6-10 and seven colors).

    11. 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.

    amazon.com

    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).

    12. A jersey cold shoulder dress, because it's time to *shrug off* hump day blues of having "nothing to wear." This'll quickly become your favorite one-and-done.

    Torrid

    Get it from Torrid for $58.90 (available in sizes M/L-6X).

    13. A pair of fashionable Chelsea rain boots so stormy mornings never damper your ability to look presentable rain or shine. Your outfits won't be interrupted by clunky galoshes any longer!

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I'm really impressed with these rain boots. They seem to be very good quality. They fit well, run true to size, and they are so cute. You can't tell they are rain boots when you have them on. They also aren't heavy like all of the other rain boots that I have had in the past. I love them!" —hapygirl718

    Get them from Amazon for $22.99+ (available in sizes 6-10 and three colors).

    14. A velvet button-down tunic for throwing over even leggings (!!!) and still looking extra dressed up. BE STILL, MY HEART.

    Amazon

    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).

    15. A pair of high-waisted belted trousers that'll give your everyday blouses some welcome flair. Leave your casual jeans behind in 2018.

    Nasty Gal

    Get them from Nasty Gal for $36 (originally $60; available in sizes 2-10).

    16. A bodysuit blouse, because you'll never have to worry about whether your top is tucked is in. This'll do all the work of looking neat for you.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "This blouse is actually very classy and elegant. It looks very professional and works beautifully for the office. I never thought I'd like the 'bodysuit'-type blouse, but it's not as uncomfortable as I thought. I actually like it! When wearing with jeans, pants, or skirts, it helps the blouse not to slide up and doesn't show any skin. The burgundy is a beautiful color." —Katy Mospanyuk

    Get it from Amazon for $20.99 (available in sizes XS-L and in three colors).

    17. A printed blouse dress with a sophisticated tie so you can rely on a look that requires zero effort, but has unlimited ~payoff~.

    Forever 21

    Get it from Forever 21 for $22.90 (available in sizes 0X-3X and two styles).

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

    amazon.com

    They're even available in ~25~ colors and s-u-p-e-r cheap so you can collect 'em all for versatility! Check out why a BuzzFeeder lives by these!

    Promising review: "I’ve been searching for a cute flat that actually stays on my feet and are comfortable — a task that seemed unattainable until these miracles entered my life. They're true-to-size, have comfy insoles, and the straps aren’t too tight or too loose. These are the only flats I’ve owned that didn’t need to be broken in! I'm definitely buying these in other colors." —Legss

    Get them from Amazon for $7+ (available in sizes 5.5-11 and 12 colors).

    19. 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...

    Amazon

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

    20. A colorblock sweater dress, because your wish just came 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...

    Nordstrom

    Get it from Nordstrom for $29.40 (originally $49; available in sizes XXS-XL).

    21. A pair of leather leggings so you can ~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.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "I am a very picky buyer; I shop extremely carefully on Amazon. I don't really post reviews often unless the product just blows me away, and these leggings are fabulous. My husband asked me when I bought buy a pair of leather pants. He thought they were real leather." —Jewlo

    Get them from Amazon for $15.99 (available in sizes S-2XL).

    22. A striped tie-front jumpsuit for throwing this on five minutes before work and still winning Best Dressed. Add this to your resume ASAP.

    Target

    Get it from Target for $32.99 (available in 0X-4X).

    23. A ribbed turtleneck dress that'll make sure you're up to your neck in compliments the minute you walk into the lobby. Believe in the power of this dress.

    amazon.com

    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 $24.99+ (available in sizes XS-XXL and in 14 colors).

    24. A puff sleeve peplum top, because this'll help you channel some Kelly Kapoor and bring much-needed drama to the office. The good kind, of course!

    Urban Outfitters

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $49 (available in sizes XS-XL).

    25. 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).

    Amazon

    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).

    26. A patterned pleated skirt with an asymmetrical hem so looking polished never has to feel boring. Welcome to standing out among all those black suits.

    Lane Bryant

    Promising review: "There weren't a lot of items that I could wear from the Girl With Curves collection, but I knew that I would love this skirt. This skirt has elastic in the back waist and is flat in the front. It also has pockets, which is convenient. The lining of the skirt is a polyester and stretches. It's not too short. If you're undecided on which size to get, get the larger size. I love this skirt!" —MissJae

    Get it from Lane Bryant for $19.98 (originally $69.96; available in sizes 14-28).

    27. A retro midi dress for making you look so effortlessly put-together, people wonder if you were appointed CEO. Feel free to tell them yes.

    amazon.com

    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).

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

    Madewell

    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).

    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, amazon.com

    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 cashmere-like poncho, because you'll be able 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.

    Amazon

    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).

    31. 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.

    Amazon

    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).

    32. A ribbed top with a chic waist tie for still *feeling* casual at the office, but looking a whole lot more sophisticated — all in just a cinch.

    Express

    Promising review: "I've been looking for a basic T-shirt style top that would be a little dressier and this is just perfect. I tried on both the L and the XL and ultimately decided to go with the XL. I think it drapes really beautifully in the back and the cinching at the waist is incredibly pretty. I bought it in far too many colors. It is super soft, too!" —Express Customer

    Get it from Express for $20.99 (originally $44.90; available in sizes XXS-XXL and four colors).

    33. A midi pencil skirt with a ruffled hem and available in *23* styles 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.

    amazon.com

    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).

    34. A chenille turtleneck sweater, because even if Jan from accounting messes with the thermostat again you'll be so cozy you won't even notice. AND you look extra polished? These are amazing times.

    Nordstrom

    Get it from Nordstrom for $32.98 (originally $55; available in sizes 1X-4X).

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

    amazon.com

    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).

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