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    32 Things That'll Solve Your Daily "Dressing For Work" Struggle

    *Groans at having to get out of bed and get ready for work* *Remembers she's wearing a cute outfit today* *Actually becomes motivated to stand up*

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    1. A classy faux-wrap dress sure to have you wrapping up your search for your signature piece.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Check out more of the best work dresses on Amazon.

    Promising review: "I LOVE this dress!!! I have it in five colors so far, and they are all amazing. The colors are vibrant and the fit is perfect. I wear them to work and always get lots of compliments. I'll buy five more!!!" —kristen beair

    Get it from Amazon for $35.19 (available in sizes XS-XL and in 43 prints).

    2. A plaid boyfriend blazer that's much more agreeable than an actual boyfriend. You can pair this cutie with literally anything — a sheath dress, black pants and a tank, a pencil skirt and blouse, or a tee and ripped jeans on the weekend.

    Nordstrom

    It's machine washable, too — which is perfect, considering you're gonna be wearing it all the damn time.

    Promising review: "I love the oversized blazer look. Whenever I wear this I get a bunch of compliments. The material is soft and comfortable. I always roll up the sleeves. I like how you can make it casual or dress it up a bit more for business attire." —NordyX101

    Get it from Nordstrom for $59.40 (originally $99, available in sizes XXS-L).

    3. A cozy open cardi with pockets that you'll want to buy in every color and print.

    Amazon

    And you can justify it, too — they all serve different purposes! The solid ones are great for keeping at your desk for when your office gets chilly, while the plaid ones can become an instant outfit that's comfier than a blazer.

    Promising review: "This is a perfect wardrobe staple for work or play. I LOVE this! I'll be ordering more colors. It fits perfectly and I particularly like the gathered details on sleeves — I can push them up and they stay up." —Samsarazoe

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99 (available in sizes S-3XL and 21 colors and prints).

    4. A polished knit skirt for anyone who's ready to ditch constricting, dry-clean-only pencil skirts for good in favor of a comfy, machine-washable option.

    Walmart

    Goodbye, all those skirts that would suffocate me when I sat down or ate a meal! I won't miss you!

    Promising review: "I love this comfortable skirt! I've been looking for work skirts that are more comfortable and just less stuffy than traditional suit skirts, but still have a tailored look. Now I've found one! I have the plaid one, and it looks SO nice with black hose/tights and is so comfy, so I'm back for the windowpane print. It's such a comfy and nice-looking work skirt!" —KayDay

    Get it from Walmart for $16.87 (available in sizes 6-20 and in three colors and prints)

    5. Comfy bootcut pants that don't have buttons or zippers (you just pull 'em on), but do have stretch and over 1,000 positive reviews.

    Amazon, amazon.com

    Promising review: "I love Rekucci pants! I have six pairs now and keep adding more. They come in great colors and are a nice price, and I love the pull-on aspect as well. The waist doesn't have much give, so don't expect these to be like yoga or maternity pants. That's nice though, because they don't sag, and unlike dress pants with buttons/zippers, there's no bulging or puckering. I can wear a form-fitting shirt that goes over the waist without having a bump under the shirt. I get compliments on them all the time. I normally wear black dress pants and black shirts or blazers, so having interesting, colorful pants is a nice way for me to add a little spice to my conservative wardrobe without being over the top. I wash and dry them with all my other clothes (warm, normal dry, etc). I don't like work clothes where I need to fuss with extra laundry loads and whatnot. These are great. I have one pair that I've had for almost two years now and they still look new after repeated wear and washing. They do shrink slightly in the wash. These are the best work dress pants I've found and the price is great. I've worn them out socially with a casual top and sneakers, too." —jmp

    Get it from Amazon for $32.99+ (available in sizes 2-20 regular and 2-16 short and in 34 colors and prints).

    6. Sleek acrylic tortoiseshell earrings to add a sophisticated finishing touch to every look. They're basically a neutral and will go with everything, even other patterns.

    Amazon

    The idea of these paired with a tweed blazer? I'm drooling.

    Promising review: "I'd been eyeing a pair like these on Baublebar for $36 when I saw these for $9 and thought, why not? I'm sure glad I did! They're super cute and lightweight, and I haven't had any quality issues thus far. I've worn them several times and gotten compliments every time. They're a pretty good size without being huge. I've considered ordering them in other colors because I like them so much!" —Kristina Phillips

    Get them from Amazon for $8.99+ (available in five colors).

    7. A gorgeous laptop bag with plenty of pockets and a padded compartment with a velcro closure to protect your precious PC. I don't care what else you're wearing, carrying this baby will make you look like the boss.

    Amazon

    You can adjust the length of the handles so they can fit over your shoulder or stay short like classic purse handles.

    Promising review: "I’m starting grad school in the fall and I wanted something that could fit an iPad, notebook, and books in, along with my phone, wallet, and everything else I usually keep in my purse, so I can use it as an all-in-one bag when I go straight to class after work. I wanted something that was classy and convenient. This is definitely the right bag! I was extremely impressed by the packaging when I received the shipment and even more impressed when I opened it. The color is beautiful and the workmanship makes this look like it cost three times as much. I love the option to adjust the straps and wear this as a purse or to add the shoulder strap and carry it like a laptop bag. I'm extremely happy with my purchase! Update: I've been using this bag two days per week for work and school for the past four months, and it's held up great. No wear or tear or issues of any kind. I highly recommend!" —MP

    Get it from Amazon for $52.99+ (available in eight colors).

    8. A mod coral fit-and-flare full of retro flair.

    Unique Vintage

    Get it in plus sizes from Unique Vintage for $88 (available in sizes 1X-5X and in four colors) or Amazon for $97 (available in sizes 1X-5X). Get it in straight sizes from Unique Vintage for $88 (available in sizes XS-XL and in four colors) or Amazon for $97 (available in sizes XS-XL).

    9. An embellished collared top that's like clothing and jewelry all in one for those of you who barely have time to eat breakfast in the morning, let alone accessorize.

    Amazon, amazon.com

    Promising review: "I bought this shirt for work and got so many compliments! It's exactly what I was expecting. It's a good material and sooo cute." —Karen

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in sizes XS-XL and in seven styles).

    10. A stripy power suit everyone will think was wayyyy more expensive than it really was.

    Forever 21

    Plus, you can break it up and create endless outfits — the blazer would look great with a black pencil skirt or pair of pants, and the pants could be paired with solid blouse and statement necklace!

    Get the blazer for $39.90 and the pants for $27.90, both from Forever 21 (both available in sizes XS-L).

    11. Sweet low-heeled wedges to literally ~elevate~ any look (while still letting you walk comfortably).

    Amazon

    Promising review: "These are my new everyday work shoes. It took me a couple days of wearing them with thick socks to get them broken in, but after that they were very comfortable, easy to walk in, and professional-looking." —Molly

    Get them from Amazon for $14.99+ (available in sizes 5-10 and in 14 colors).

    12. A cheery yellow-trimmed trench you could toss over even the sloppiest of ensembles and suddenly look chic.

    ModCloth

    Get it from ModCloth for $149 (available in sizes XXS-4X).

    13. A perfect fit-and-flare dress with pockets and a just-right sleeve and hem length that over 2,000 reviewers adore.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Check out BuzzFeed's full write-up on this dress.

    Promising review: "This dress had me at pockets! What a great dress, especially for work! It has pockets on both sides, a work-appropriate hemline, and the material is the kind where you can sit for hours, but it'll never show a wrinkle! I'm 5'6" and 150 lbs and the medium fits great. With wedges, it's the perfect outfit for work: comfy and practical yet classy." —AprilAries

    Get it from Amazon for $18.99+ (available in sizes S-3XL and in 36 colors and prints).

    14. A richly-hued satin blouse literally no one will believe only cost 10 bucks.

    Walmart

    Get it from Walmart for $10 (available in sizes S-XL and in five colors).

    15. A striped pencil dress with the write stuff to become your new wardrobe staple.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "This dress is awesome. I work in a professional environment and received compliments all day. I'm 5'4", 125lbs, and a 32A, and the medium fit great. I didn't want it to be too tight since I'm wearing it to work. It feels kind of like a soft T-shirt, and I liked that the arms weren't too tight. The blue is a very true blue. I wore with bright red/coral pumps and felt very colorful! :)" —Demyan

    Get it from Amazon for $21.99+ (available in sizes S-XXL and in 19 colors and prints).

    16. Classic oxfords in a bold hue, because professional does NOT have to equal boring.

    ModCloth

    Get them from ModCloth for $55 (available in sizes 5.5-10 and in five colors).

    17. A stretchy fishtail bodycon skirt that's probably what Ariel would have worn if, during her time as a human, she'd been forced to work an office job.

    Amazon, amazon.com

    ♪ "I wanna be where the corporate people are..." ♪

    Promising review: "I absolutely love this skirt. It's a soft, stretchy material that's comfortable for all-day office wear, plus it’s adorable. I got lots of compliments on it!" —Robin Dodson

    Get it from Amazon for $2.99+ (available in sizes S-XXL and in two colors).

    18. Leopard print ankle pants for anyone who's ~on the prowl~ for workwear that'll look just as fab after hours.

    Eloquii

    Get them from Eloquii for $94.90 (available in sizes 14-28). Get the matching blazer here.

    19. Adorable Mary Jane heels so comfy, you'll feel confident choosing them even on days when you know you have to work late.

    Amazon, amazon.com

    Promising review: "These are so comfy! It really doesn't get better than these. They fit just right — not too loose and not too snug. I could easily see myself wearing these for multiple hours a day and looking good doing it. The heel height is almost perfect. For someone who doesn't wear heels that often, having a block heel is really nice and supportive. The have a very nicely cushioned insole with ventilation so that your feet don't get too sweaty. The strap makes them super cute but also way more supportive, since you don't have to worry about your foot slipping out. I'm super excited and pleased." —R&J

    Get them from Amazon for $21.22+ (available in sizes 5-11 and in 21 styles).

    20. A clever shirtdress that looks like a top and skirt combo, as if you actually had the energy to put on more than one item of clothing before your morning coffee.

    ModCloth

    It's got pockets!!!

    Get it from ModCloth for $89 (available in sizes XXS-4X).

    21. A clever detachable collar you can layer under pretty much anything — from sweaters to dresses — to make it look more professional without piling on so many layers that you're sweating all day.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "This is an excellent product. It's a very bright white color and it sits flat. The underarm straps are adjustable for a tight, custom fit. The collar is stiff, which is nice because it keeps it's shape. I've ordered others that weren't reinforced and and lost their shape quickly. This one looks formal and crisp." —MillersMadhouse

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99+ (available in two sizes and six styles).

    22. A grid-print jumpsuit to make looking put-together less of a (window)pane in the butt. Just toss a jacket or cardi over this baby and go!

    Express

    Bonus points for adding a cute necklace, too.

    Get it from Express for $79.90 (available in sizes XXS-XL).

    23. A preppy sweater with a vibe that may be nautical, but is also no-nonsense.

    Amazon, amazon.com

    Promising review: "I love this sweater! I get compliments every time I wear it. The material is thick and nicely made. It's the perfect length and the design is flattering. I like to wear this to work, but I also wear it casually. I wash this item in cold water and hang it to dry, and it still looks brand new. I may buy it in another color." —Pamela

    Get it from Amazon for $31.99+ (available in sizes XS-XL and in seven colors).

    24. A soft tweed Rebecca Taylor fit-and-flare with a pretty grosgrain belt so you can twirl, not walk, into your morning meeting.

    Nordstrom

    Get it from Nordstrom for $495 (available in sizes 0-14).

    25. The perfect little cropped cotton cardigan to toss over any sleeveless top or dress to make it instantly office-appropriate.

    Amazon, amazon.com

    Promising review: "I love these sweaters so much, I went back and bought four more colors. They are so cute and great quality!" —Arts and Crafts Gal

    Get it from Amazon for $20.59+ (available in sizes S-XL and in 22 colors).

    26. A sunny double-breasted blazer for anyone who is so done with basic black, grey, and tweed.

    Nordstrom

    Plus, this would be just as cute with jeans on the weekend!

    Get it from Nordstrom for $159 (available in sizes 00-16 and in four colors).

    27. A gingham peplum blouse to add a cheery vibe even on workdays that seem like they'll be no picnic.

    Amazon

    You can tie the bow in the front or the back to mix up your look!

    Promising review: "This is a nice top and it fits great! I got a large and I'm a 36D, size 12, and 5'4" — it even has a little room left. The tie makes it easy to tighten, as I have a small waist and big hips. The zipper in the back is nice, and it doesn't show your bra! For the price, it's a steal." —wyoming

    Get it from Amazon for $18.30+ (available in sizes S-XXL and in five colors).

    28. Velvet and grosgrain Sam Edelman pumps you probably shouldn't wear when presenting your coworkers with important information — they'll all get too distracted by your fabulous footwear.

    Amazon

    Get them from Amazon for $100.17+ (available in sizes 5.5-11).

    29. A perfect little black sheath dress ready to be a blank canvas for all your jackets and jewelry. Or honestly, just throw it on with a pair of pumps and walk out the door, and you'll still look chic as heck.

    Ann Taylor

    It's made with elastane so it'll have a little stretch!

    Promising review: "I love this dress. It’s great for work and can be dressed up with some jewelry for after work or holiday events. It's really comfortable too!" —Skidog

    Get it from Ann Taylor for $129 (available in sizes 00-18 regular, 00-16 petite, and 0-18 tall).

    30. A super chic chunky heart pendant you can toss on with all your workwear to turn even a basic blouse and pants or solid dress into a ~lewk~ in seconds flat.

    Baublebar

    It's the perfect combination of trendy and classic to add some personality to your OOTD without raising eyebrows in a serious business environment.

    Get it from Baublebar for $48.

    31. A sweet little Peter Pan collar blouse to cheer you up on those days when you really regret growing up and having to get a job.

    Forever 21

    Get it from Forever 21 for $14.90 (available in sizes S-L and in two colors).

    32. Cropped jacquard pants you can pretty much wear anytime you'd normally wear basic black trousers. Get ready for all your coworkers to compliment you while you simply respond "Oh, I just threw these on" — and mean it.

    Coach

    Get them from Coach for $395 (available in sizes 0-10).

    When you look professional and feel fabulous at the same dang time:

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    The reviews used in this post have been edited for length and clarity.

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