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    1. A long sleeve skater dress with button details and pockets, because it's an easy piece to jazz up with different scarves, shoes, tights, and other accessories.,

    Promising review: "I love this dress! I can wear it to work, dress it up a little or just keep it casual. And I have a large chest and I don’t have to worry about the buttons popping open because they’re not functional and that’s the best part!! I’m ordering another one in a different color." —Jennifer

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99+ (most cost around $25; available in sizes S-2XL and 20 colors, including some short-sleeve options).

    2. A utility pant to give you a break from your regular slacks. Pair these unique bottoms with a heel and blouse and you're ready to go.


    Get them from Walmart for $32.95 (available in sizes 0-20 and two colors).

    3. A bell-sleeve top with mesh panels that comes in so many colors, you'll have to buy more than one.,

    Promising review: "Absolutely love it. I just received it and threw it on yesterday, perfect to dress up or if you’re like me and need to look professional in your work space, this blouse will fit your needs! I bought a large in the color black. This fits well and so far it looks gorgeous with my high-waisted blue jeans!" —Brianna Beckmann

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in sizes S-2XL and 34 colors and designs).

    4. A midi pinstripe skirt to give you that "I mean business" vibe.

    Lane Bryant

    Get them from Lane Bryant for $37.19 (originally $61.99; available in sizes 12-28).

    5. A Wednesday Adaams-inspired little black dress perfect for both work and spooky season activities.

    Promising review: "Perfect dress for work and hanging out after! This dress is so cute I honestly didn't want to take it off. The flow was nice and comfortable." —Andrea

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in sizes XS–XXL and 10 different dress/collar styles and colors).

    6. A velvet pocket shirt guaranteed to give you a stylish, luxe look on a budget.

    Forever 21

    Get it from Forever 21 for $28 (available in sizes S-L).

    7. A longline cape blazer you can layer on whenever you want to add a little extra drama to your ensemble.,

    Promising review: "I cannot rave enough about this cape blazer. ALWAYS go by measurements, not by size and you will be 100% happy. This cape blazer is definitely high quality — very classy. You will definitely love it! I pair it with blouses and slacks for work, or when I'm going out with the girls some leather leggings and heels or even a tank and jeans! It is so pretty I have it in black, wine and green, and it is a perfect fit in all colors." —MeMyselfandI

    Get it from Amazon for $35.99+ (available in sizes S–2XL and eight colors).

    8. A high-waisted wrap midi skirt to add a feminine, whimsical touch to a simple shirt or sweater.

    Urban Outfitters

    Promising review: "I’ve been trying to find the perfect midi skirt and THIS IS IT! Buy it in the polka dot print, you won’t regret it." —bananacecilia

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $39 (originally $49; available in sizes XS-XL and three colors).

    9. A loose and breathable chiffon top that has a similar feel to your everyday t-shirts, except with a more elegant touch that can pair nicely with slacks and pencil skirts.,

    Promising review: "This shirt is beautiful and just as I expected. I wear it to work and can also wear it out for drinks with the girls. Fun and cute but can also be professional with a smart skirt. Fit perfect and hit right at the waist." —Annie

    Get it from Amazon for $12.98+ (available in sizes SX-3XL and 14 colors and prints).

    10. A checked skinny pant you can rock with a heel or a boot all year long.


    Get them from Asos for $45 (available in sizes 0-14).

    11. A zip front dress with a faux leather trim for days when you're feeling a little bit edgy. And you can wear this bad boy straight to happy hour after you clock out.

    Ashley Stewart

    Get it from Ashley Stewart for $39.99 (originally $59.50; available in sizes 10-36 and three colors).

    12. A chiffon neck tie blouse you can pair with pretty much any skirt in your closet and feel like the boss you were born to be.

    Promising review: "What I like about this blouse is that it has a simple design but it is very attractive and elegant. It is very soft and well made. The color is vibrant and catchy. This is perfect for casual or business attire. It can be paired with pants or shorts. I wore this with a sleeveless shirt since it is see through, but if you have a nice brassiere to wear it with, it would be perfect." —Lala

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in sizes S-2XL and 29 colors).

    13. A versatile twill blazer, because everyone needs a good blazer (or five).


    Promising review: "A fantastic blazer for the price! It is fully lined, tailored very well and fits great. I was very surprised when I put it on. There is even a functional interior breast pocket. I would pay twice the price and feel comfortable with it." —MrsGodbyStires

    Get it from Target for $34.99 (available in sizes 0-18 and three colors).

    14. A striped long cardigan that'll make any outfit you wear instantly cozy, but still super cute and put-together.


    Promising review: "Favorite cardigan! Goes with so many things and for the price, you can’t beat it! I’ve worn this with so many shirts and absolutely love it, will be ordering more colors soon! Runs true to size!" —Virginia ellen

    Get it from Amazon for $22.94+ (available in sizes S-XL and 14 colors).

    15. A wide-leg crop jumpsuit for lazy mornings when you want to throw something on that's easy and comfortable, but still fashionable.


    Promising review: "I wasn't sure I was going to like this, but it is super comfy (feels like a jersey-type material), can be dressed up or down quite easily, and is very figure-flattering. I get lots of compliments when I wear it. It is also easy to adjust the top so you do not have to worry about it flopping open. Good purchase!" —JuJuMiller

    Get it from Nordstrom for $49 (available in sizes S-L).

    16. A pair of chic paper bag waist pants that are so fabulous you'll probably want them in multiple colors so you can wear them a couple times a week.,

    Promising review: "I'm in LOVE with these pants as they are good quality and stylish! I love how you can dress them up or down and the bow and pockets add such a nice touch (I love pockets in anything). I already have the olive color in my cart and will be buying them VERY soon. They fit perfectly and are lose/tight in all the right places. I love wearing these to work as they are comfy and don't constrict anything. Highly recommend!" —Natasha

    Get them from Amazon for $15.99+ (available in sizes XS-3XL and 38 colors and designs).

    17. A loose-fitting striped button down blouse you can tuck into your nice pants or layer under a sweater.,

    Promising review: "This shirt is amazing. I'm curvy but not super curvy and I prefer looser clothing so I ordered a large. It's too long for me to wear untucked but tucking it into high-waisted pants or a pencil skirt is perfect for work. And it's not a stretchy fabric exactly, but I never felt constricted like I do in other shirts. It's also not see-through so I can just wear a bra underneath and not cause a stir at the office. Great professional look, great with some cute black or green jeans for after-hours, the possibilities are there." —Hayley

    Get it from Amazon for 20.99+ (available in sizes S-2XL and 34 colors and styles).

    18. A pink leopard chiffon high-low top that's just waiting for you to twirl around the office in.


    Get it from Torrid for $28.69 (originally $54.90; available in sizes M-6XL).

    19. A zip front v-neck top with cute little details that'll really make it stand out from all the other solid shirts in your closet.,

    Promising review: "Love love this tunic. The fabric is lovely and the fit great. It falls in a very flattering way. Works with jeans, slacks or leggings. The purple one is very attractive. I have had lots of compliments on it. Don't be Leary of this tunic, it's a keeper." —Sam

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in sizes S-3XL and 18 colors).

    20. A lace peplum top to add a little sass to your workwear basics.,

    Promising review: "This is my new favorite shirt to wear to work! Love the color and fabric. Fits true to size. It has a built in tank top inside so it’s not see-through. Love the detail on the sleeves!! Highly recommend." —katelhrb

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99+ (available in sizes XS-2XL and nine colors and styles, including long and short sleeve options).

    21. A knit pencil skirt, because it's pretty much a must-have for any professional.


    Get it from ModCloth for $34.99 (originally $45; available in sizes XS-4XL and two colors).

    22. A balloon sleeve top that's trendy, unique, and just waiting to make an appearance in your office.


    Promising review: " Love this top! The length is perfect and the material is just right, not cheap or flimsy. I love the v-neck as I feel it flatters my size. I am also a big fan of the sleeves!" —Coyote C

    Get it from Amazon for $21.99 (available in sizes S-2XL and 21 colors and designs).

    23. A geometric v-neck blouse that will have all of your coworkers asking you to send them the link.,

    Promising review: "I was pleasantly surprised by this top... the fit is perfect. It's a super cute blouse for work and because of the colors, will be very versatile. You can pair it with gray, navy, black — and it will look great under different color jackets/blazers. Really glad I bought it." —Anne Marie

    Get it from Amazon for $17.99 (available in sizes S-2XL).

    24. An olive green flare pant that'll look impeccable with a bootie and a duster jacket this season.

    Get them from Fashion to Figure for $44.95 (available in sizes XL-3XL).

    25. A simple, yet polished belted pencil dress for a go-to office look you'll want to wear constantly.


    Promising review: "OMG!! I absolutely love this dress and I plan on purchasing every color. I can wear this at work or if I am going out. The fabric is just perfect and not thick like I was expecting. Overall, I am very very pleased!!" —Emma

    Get it from Amazon for $18.99+ (available in sizes 0–14 and 12 colors, both with long and short sleeves).

    26. A sleek satin blouse you can wear with a leather skirt for a night out or a pair of straight-leg pants for a business meeting.

    Nasty Gal

    Get it from Nasty Gal for $14 (originally $60; available in sizes 0-10).

    27. A pair of ruffle-hem stretchy pants to add some frill to your work wardrobe.

    Promising review: "My husband refers to these as 'my clown pants' put they are really comfortable and I received lots of compliments from coworkers when I wore them to work with a pair of heels and a black shirt with large cuffs on the sleeves." —Kerry Guerra

    Get them from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in sizes XS–XL and five colors).

    28. And a pleated duster jacket that'll instantly elevate a simple look and transform you into the office fashionista.


    Get it from Boohoo for $16 (originally $40; available in sizes 12-20 and three colors).

    29. A flutter-sleeve dress you can strut anywhere from the boardroom to a wedding to brunch.,

    Promising review: "This dress is so nice for the price it's kind of a steal. Fits so well, soft, nice material. Beautiful and classy. As one reviewer mentioned it can look a little broad in the shoulders, but it's also part of the vintage flutter-sleeve style. Such a bargain." —Kaela

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in sizes XS–XL and 13 colors).

    30. A heavyweight T-shirt dress that's comfy enough for weekend wear, but throw a blazer or cardigan on over it and it's instantly work appropriate.


    Promising review: "Super comfortable! Material is thick and great quality." —Maggie May

    Get it from Dickies for $24.99 (available in sizes XS-XL and four colors).

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