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34 Pieces Of Office-Appropriate Clothing That Are Still Stylish

Whether you're working with people wearing full-on suits or at a company where sweatpants are A-OK, here are some options to let you show some personality during your 9-to-5.

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1. A little black dress with scalloped detailing and a lace collar for a ladylike twist on your weekly Wednesday Addams look.

As in every Wednesday, you live your best Wednesday Addams life.Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in sizes XS–L and five different dress and collar styles).Promising review: "The fabric feels wonderful and of higher quality than it probably actually is. It's very vibrant and flowy, and all the little details seem made very well." —Kyra Brown
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As in every Wednesday, you live your best Wednesday Addams life.

Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in sizes XS–L and five different dress and collar styles).

Promising review: "The fabric feels wonderful and of higher quality than it probably actually is. It's very vibrant and flowy, and all the little details seem made very well." —Kyra Brown

2. A sheer-paneled blouse to prove that you're a ~star~ at doing your job.

This'll look equally cute out to drinks with your friends AFTER work, too!Get it from Forever 21 for $19.90 (available in sizes S–L).
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This'll look equally cute out to drinks with your friends AFTER work, too!

Get it from Forever 21 for $19.90 (available in sizes S–L).

3. Paperbag-waist pants in a relaxed chambray fabric. One glance at these babies and you'll never forget to bring your bagged lunch, either!

Get them from Nordstrom for $49 (available in sizes S–XXL).
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Get them from Nordstrom for $49 (available in sizes S–XXL).

4. A duster coat that'll amp up the drama while helping you layer, since you're never sure what temperature Debbie set the thermometer to.

Why wear a blazer when you can wear this?! And if the green is a little too loud for your coworkers, don't worry; it comes in five other colors too!Get it from BooHoo for $40 (available in sizes 12–24 and six colors).
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Why wear a blazer when you can wear this?! And if the green is a little too loud for your coworkers, don't worry; it comes in five other colors too!

Get it from BooHoo for $40 (available in sizes 12–24 and six colors).

5. An abstract dress with wrap detailing at the front to make your office feel more like an art gallery.

Get it from Mango for $99.99 (available in sizes 2–8).
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Get it from Mango for $99.99 (available in sizes 2–8).

6. A faux leather pencil skirt so you can *button up* your edgy look in no time flat on those mornings you just can't decide what to wear.

Get it from Elvi for $52.03 (available in UK sizes 8–28, aka US sizes 4–24).
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Get it from Elvi for $52.03 (available in UK sizes 8–28, aka US sizes 4–24).

7. A tie-neck blouse in a poppin' color. See that ladder lace detailing? Perfect for climbing that career ~ladder~!

Get it from Free People for $88 (available in sizes XS–L and six colors).Promising review: "This soft dreamy blouse is perfection! I own it in white and am now buying it in black. It’s so effortless, comfortable, and chic! I wear it with the FP nude brami underneath. The soft material hangs beautifully and doesn’t wrinkle very much I ordered my usual FP size and it’s a little bit roomy. This blouse is perfect for dressing up, down, layering — it’s perfect!" —Kelseylocurtis
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Get it from Free People for $88 (available in sizes XS–L and six colors).

Promising review: "This soft dreamy blouse is perfection! I own it in white and am now buying it in black. It’s so effortless, comfortable, and chic! I wear it with the FP nude brami underneath. The soft material hangs beautifully and doesn’t wrinkle very much I ordered my usual FP size and it’s a little bit roomy. This blouse is perfect for dressing up, down, layering — it’s perfect!" —Kelseylocurtis

8. A chambray shirtdress for those days you really wish you could wear jeans — this baby is just as effortless!

Get it from Abercrombie & Fitch for $68 (available in sizes XXS–XL and three colors).
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Get it from Abercrombie & Fitch for $68 (available in sizes XXS–XL and three colors).

9. A cropped floral jumpsuit so you can blend right in; you are trying to make it in the corporate jungle, after all.

Get it from CityChic for $119 (available in sizes 14–24).
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Get it from CityChic for $119 (available in sizes 14–24).

10. A pinstripe blouse that won't ~ruffle~ any feathers around the office — those sleeves'll help you stay sophisticated while showing off your personality.

Get it from & Other Stories for $65 (available in sizes 2–12 and two colors).
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Get it from & Other Stories for $65 (available in sizes 2–12 and two colors).

11. Stretchy gingham pants masquerading as tailored trousers; you can just pull 'em on and head out the door. Outfit complete!

Brb, buying a pair to wear every day of the week. They're available in five other styles too, so you really CAN have it all.Get them from Express for $59.90 (available in sizes XXS–XL).
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Brb, buying a pair to wear every day of the week. They're available in five other styles too, so you really CAN have it all.

Get them from Express for $59.90 (available in sizes XXS–XL).

12. A vintage-inspired swing dress so you can channel I'm-a-badass-at-my-job Peggy Olson vibes.

Get it from Amazon for $32.99+ (available in sizes 16–24 and seven different colors and styles).Promising review: "Get it now! The fabric is super nice to the touch, and it is a very flattering dress. Getting it in another color! I have a 40H bra size, and it’s usually tough to find fitting dresses. This one really worked out!" —Amazon Customer
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Get it from Amazon for $32.99+ (available in sizes 16–24 and seven different colors and styles).

Promising review: "Get it now! The fabric is super nice to the touch, and it is a very flattering dress. Getting it in another color! I have a 40H bra size, and it’s usually tough to find fitting dresses. This one really worked out!" —Amazon Customer

13. A relaxed-fit jumpsuit you can layer over a tee or blouse, or under a sweater or blazer. Spring-into-summer dressing just got way easier.

Get it from American Eagle for $49.99 (originally $59.99; available in sizes 00–8).
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Get it from American Eagle for $49.99 (originally $59.99; available in sizes 00–8).

14. A cape blazer, because you didn't know you needed to dramatically sweep into and out of those meetings that totally could have been an email. But you do.

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Get it from Amazon for $24.99 (available in sizes S–XXL and six colors).

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

15. A mock neck floral dress to make compiling your expense reports feel like a garden party.

Keeping fresh flowers on your desk ALSO helps.Get it from Nasty Gal for $60 (available in sizes 2–8).
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Keeping fresh flowers on your desk ALSO helps.

Get it from Nasty Gal for $60 (available in sizes 2–8).

16. Cropped ruffle-hem pants, because traditional trousers simply don't ~suit~ you at all.

Get them from Shopbop or Nordstrom for $148 (available in sizes XS–L).
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Get them from Shopbop or Nordstrom for $148 (available in sizes XS–L).

17. A classic midi skirt that'll look like a cool abstract print from afar — but when you get up close, what's that? Zebra faces!

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Get it from Asos for $48 (available in sizes XXS–L).

You can also get the same pattern in a shift dress.

18. A short-sleeved LBD with knotted detailing at the waist, because you're great at tying up loose ends. They call you the closer for a reason.

Get it from Eloquii for $119.90 (available in sizes 14–28).
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Get it from Eloquii for $119.90 (available in sizes 14–28).

19. A sunshine-y fit and flare dress in a daisy print so you can feel like the cover art of a Nancy Drew novel. Which one? The Mystery at the Water Cooler.

Get it from ModCloth for $129 (available in sizes XS–XL).
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Get it from ModCloth for $129 (available in sizes XS–XL).

20. Ruffle-waisted trousers you can wear with sweaters, blouses, or tees and tell unproductive days to "TUCK OFF!"

Get them from Amazon for $15.99+ (available in sizes S–XL and 10 colors).Promising review: "I absolutely LOVED these pants. My mom asked for the link when she seen them on me & got a pair and so did a bunch of my girlfriends! 10/10 recommendation. I definitely plan on getting the other colors!" —Darrius
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Get them from Amazon for $15.99+ (available in sizes S–XL and 10 colors).

Promising review: "I absolutely LOVED these pants. My mom asked for the link when she seen them on me & got a pair and so did a bunch of my girlfriends! 10/10 recommendation. I definitely plan on getting the other colors!" —Darrius

21. A double-breasted plaid blazer in an unexpected color combo (pink and red are the two best colors together, fight me!).

Not feeling yourself one morning? Power blazer will fix that.Get it from Mango for $129.99 (available in sizes XXS–M).
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Not feeling yourself one morning? Power blazer will fix that.

Get it from Mango for $129.99 (available in sizes XXS–M).

22. A cheery cherry-printed blouse, because if you're stuck in a pencil-skirt-and-blazer rut, novelty prints are a great way to break out!

Get it from Walmart for $13.39 (originally $14.88; available in sizes S–XL and four patterns).
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Get it from Walmart for $13.39 (originally $14.88; available in sizes S–XL and four patterns).

23. A pretty in pink dress to match the look on your face when the 47th person in one day compliments your outfit — blush much?

Get it from Torrid for $44.17 (originally $58.90; available in sizes M/L–6X).Promising review: "I bought this to wear to an upcoming professional type conference where I would be meeting people that work in the field I hope to work in someday. I got compliments all day long! The dress itself is very cute and can worn more casually, or dressed up with tights and heels. The fit was nice and true to size. It had some stretch, too." —Katie DeGennaro
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Get it from Torrid for $44.17 (originally $58.90; available in sizes M/L–6X).

Promising review: "I bought this to wear to an upcoming professional type conference where I would be meeting people that work in the field I hope to work in someday. I got compliments all day long! The dress itself is very cute and can worn more casually, or dressed up with tights and heels. The fit was nice and true to size. It had some stretch, too." —Katie DeGennaro

24. A soft 'n cozy knit blazer, because you want the look of a jacket, but without the feeling of being trapped in an arm prison.

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We're talking about putting the LAZE in bLAZEr.

Get it from Madewell for $158 (available in sizes XXS–XL and two colors).

25. A flowy tea-length dress to make any Friday feel like a summer Friday.

Get it from Amazon for $18.99 (available in sizes S–XXL and three colors).
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Get it from Amazon for $18.99 (available in sizes S–XXL and three colors).

26. A tie-waist midi jumpsuit you won't have to ~pink~ twice about before throwing on.

Bonus: It has POCKETS!Get it from Lulu's for $69 (available in sizes XS–L and four colors).Promising review: "So cute! The fit was spot-on for my hourglass shape and the black was perfect for work: trendy without being too casual or young looking. Comfortable, easy to wear, fabric was a really nice quality. Loved it." —Lauren D.
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Bonus: It has POCKETS!

Get it from Lulu's for $69 (available in sizes XS–L and four colors).

Promising review: "So cute! The fit was spot-on for my hourglass shape and the black was perfect for work: trendy without being too casual or young looking. Comfortable, easy to wear, fabric was a really nice quality. Loved it." —Lauren D.

27. A bouclé jacket studded with pearls and rhinestones to show your boss what a ~gem~ you truly are.

Get it from H&M for $129 (available in sizes 2–14).
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Get it from H&M for $129 (available in sizes 2–14).

28. A minimalist grid-print midi skirt complete with buttons down the front — blouses shouldn't get ALL the fun.

Get it from Forever 21 for $17.90 (available in sizes S–XL and three colors).
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Get it from Forever 21 for $17.90 (available in sizes S–XL and three colors).

29. A high-neck blouse with contrast piping that'll be classic without being boring.

Get it from Amazon for $20 (available in sizes S–XL).
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Get it from Amazon for $20 (available in sizes S–XL).

30. A sporty pinstripe suit in a relaxed fit that'll say, "Yeah I'm basically too cool to work here. You're lucky to have me."

Get the set from Target: the boyfriend blazer for $37.99 and the pants for $29.99 (available in sizes X–4X).
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Get the set from Target: the boyfriend blazer for $37.99 and the pants for $29.99 (available in sizes X–4X).

31. A sleeveless gingham dress with a fluted hem and a bow in the back for those days it's 99° outside, but you're craving some chic-and-sweaty eleganza.

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Get it from J.Crew Factory for $42.50 (available in sizes XXS–XXL).

32. A bubble-sleeve wrap top that'll give your favorite black pants a serious dose of style.

Get it from T.J. Maxx for $24.99 (available in sizes 1X–3X; also available in a gingham print).
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Get it from T.J. Maxx for $24.99 (available in sizes 1X–3X; also available in a gingham print).

33. A jacquard blazer with a gorgeous but subtle pattern that'll shine slightly in the light for an expensive-looking effect.

Get it from River Island for $120 (available in sizes 2–14).
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Get it from River Island for $120 (available in sizes 2–14).

34. And a flutter-sleeve dress you'll get so much use out of, it's crazy. Wear it to work, out to dinner, to your 85th wedding this year, and mooooore. Talk about a hard worker!

Get it from Amazon for $15.99+ (available in sizes XS–XL and three colors).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
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Get it from Amazon for $15.99+ (available in sizes XS–XL and three colors).

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

~Work it~ while you work!

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