When I'm looking for cheap work clothes for women, I focus on quality department stores with a classic flare. Stores like Gap, Banana Republic, H&M, Zara, J. Crew, Ann Taylor, and Express all have cute work clothes for less. But how do you pair pieces to come up with a style that screams chic? Well, I've taken the guesswork out of styling with these great ensembles!
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Look Cute & Save with These Tips
As your resume grows, having a polished workwear style will become more important. So, it goes without saying, that being able to find stylish yet affordable work clothes will be equally as important. Women's work attire doesn't have to be stuffy or boring, and it doesn't have to cost a fortune.
Invest in Quality Pieces
Over the years I've learned a thing or two about saving money on cute work clothes. Finding classic wardrobe essentials that'll last is one great way to save on work clothes. Invest in quality pieces (jackets, slacks, shoes) in classic fabrics, colors, cuts, and styles. It's ok to splurge on those wool trousers or that quality trench if you can wear it for years!
Mix & Match Pieces
Learning to mix-and-match pieces is another great way to make your wardrobe go the distance. Buy pieces in patterns and colors you can easily coordinate. Add a great pair of shoes or a stylish purse, and you've got a killer work outfit that hopefully didn't cost a fortune.
Over the years I've found tons of cheap work clothes at some of my favorite retailers. Shopping sales and using reward points/plans are my secrets to saving on work clothes. I personally love the rewards programs of Banana Republic/Gap and Nordstrom/Nordstrom Rack. With these programs I know I can shop now and save later!
I've created this page to curate affordable work outfits that don't break the bank. Shop this collection of affordable work outfits with spunk and sass, and you'll be turning heads in no time! Business casual never looked so good.
Everything about this outfit screams summer! The mustard wide-leg cropped pants can be paired with tons of styles, including a crisp white button up like the one seen here. Add a navy blazer and a few leather accessories in rich caramel tones to polish this summer look.
Street meets boardroom
While you can't wear your jeans to work, there's no rule against denim tops! Pair a chambray button up with wide-leg black pants, a cool striped blazer, and hip black heels for a street-wise boardroom look.
be chic like that
I'm a huge fan of red pants (in fact I own several pairs) for the sheer "wow" factor they produce. Top your favorite colored pants with this essential summer top (that I wore just this week) and a classic black blazer for a chic, Parisian-inspired look.
soft & feminine
Don't be afraid to soften your look for summer. Cool whites, pinks, and pale greens are great colors to add to your summer wardrobe. I'm in love with these green linen pants (they are so comfy), which pairs perfectly with a white blouse and cozy cardigan.
casual friday, upgraded
I've been experimenting lately with adding t-shirts to my workwear ensembles. And, to be honest, it's gotten tons of compliments! When paired with a blazer and black pin-stripe pants, no one will be the wiser when you show up looking casually chic.
Other Pieces to Consider Adding to Your Summer Wardrobe
stylish summer shoes perfect for the office
bags that scream summer style
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