Work It: A Guide to the New Workwear

Spending five days at the office makes workwear an essential part of anyone’s personal style. Our new guide breaks out of the 9-to-5 routine, and inject a fresh point of view into our work ensembles. Business casual is being stretched to new heights, mixing in a touch of the unexpected for balance. Check out our Lookbook to closet a chic new work wardrobe, cut from a superior cloth. Read our styling tips to take your office style to the next level.

GB_Workwear_01.05.20177619 BB Dakota Nancy Blazer, Alfani Photo Bloom Overlay Top, and Junarose Cayas Jogger Pant

For an unexpected twist, swap out your black slacks for an upscale jogger pant. The pop of texture and roomy fit offsets the structured blazer for a chic silhouette that’s boardroom ready.

GB_Workwear_01.05.20178062 City Chic Fun Office Dress and RACHEL Rachel Roy Anne Blouse

Bring  vintage flair to work, layering a tie neck blouse under your dress. The blouse and pinstripes are a nod to both the masculine and feminine workwear staples of the past, but combine for a modern twist.

GB_Workwear_01.05.20177823 Eloquii Striped Sweater Dress with Button Detail

Dressing for the office doesn’t call for sacrificing comfort for professionalism. Try a sweater dress in a relaxed fit for a cozy new look. A classic stripe and crisp button-up ensure this look is workday approved.

GB_Workwear_01.05.20178212 Alfani Textured Spots Collared Jacket and MBN Dolan Dress in Purple

If you prefer solids over prints, take a step outside the box and try a textured fabric for visual interest. This sweater jacket provides a neutral partner to the jewel-toned dress, but it’s flecked woven detailing takes it up a notch.

GB_Workwear_01.05.20178520 Alfani Checkered Sweater Coat and Elvi Black Jeggings

Pair polished separates with bold outerwear – it’s an easy way to showcase your style smarts. Perfect for off-duty coffee breaks or working lunches, a statement coat shows off your put-together style doesn’t end when the workday does.

GB_Workwear_01.05.20178860 Taylor Dresses Black & White Bodycon Sweater Dress

The tried-and-true monochromatic color scheme always creates a winning office look. Mix it up in a bodycon shape with long sleeves and a knee length hemline that highlights a powerful, yet feminine silhouette.

GB_Workwear_01.05.20178561 Elvi Black & Blue Boucle Jacket and Alfani Collared Tank Dress

The time-honored tweed blazer is revamped with a cropped cut and light shimmer thread for a touch of something special. Try the structured standard with a collared swing dress for a style-savvy update.

GB_Workwear_01.05.20178348 Jones New York Asymmetrical Zip Jacket In Camel and Style & Co Plum Slim Leg Jean

Give your rotation of black slacks a vacation and mix in a deep hue pant for a surprisingly sophisticated option. Plum, navy, forest and beyond; pair your rich-colored slacks with a neutral blazer and turtleneck for separates built to impress.

GB_Workwear_01.05.20179088 Junarose Sothilia Top and City Chic Chic Vintage Skirt

A pencil skirt with graphic lines is a simple, yet effective alternative to staple separates. A printed skirt with a solid top also helps balance the silhouette for those who wish to de-emphasis their bust.

Be sure to check out our full Lookbook for inspiration and closet from the collection for a workwear wardrobe that’s sure to turn heads in the workplace. 

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