8 Work Outfits Every Woman Needs
A Showstopping Dress-and-Jacket Combination
Your savior when you've got a major meeting: a gorgeous print dress sleekened by a snappy, all-eyes-here blazer.
Dress, H&M Conscious Collection, $80. Blazer, Strenesse Gabriele Strehle, $740. Belt, Raina Belts, $105. Earrings, Lenora Dame, $40.
A Coat That's All Business
Yeah, your coworkers can see you in the parking lot too. Look elegant all the way to your desk in a classic, slim-cut coat.
Coat, Reiss, $520. Dress, Eva Franco, $295. Necklace, Jones NY, $55. Bag, Kate Spade New York, $395.
An Easy Dress With Killer Accessories
The antidote to a morning that's gone sideways: a fuss-free dress in uplifting red, paired with rich-looking shoes and a bag you'll love forever.
Dress, Diane von Furstenberg, $385. Necklace and bracelets, Pono by Joan Goodman, $95 to $215. Shoes, Coach, $228. Bag, Brahmin, $345.
A Non-Suity Suit
Matching pieces still have their place (just ask HR), but this ladylike jacket, bright top, and knee-length skirt work together seamlessly and say, "Gimme that job."
Top, Kate Spade New York, $225. Blazer, L.K.Bennett, $545. Skirt, Magaschoni, $248. Earrings, AmaraGold, $170. Necklace, Anna Beck, $184. Ring, Heather Belle, $45. Bag, Danielle Nicole, $128. Shoes, Raoul, $265.
A Dress to Take to the Office Party
Simple yet still interesting, this sheath can spend the day peeking out from a cardi, then come out to play at night -- just add sparkly jewelry and stilettos.
Dress, David Meister, $355. Earrings, Carolee Lux, $55. Bracelets, Send the Trend, $29.95 (top), Lia Sophia, $130 (bottom). Clutch, FeNa, $237. Shoes, L.K.Bennett, $345.
Jeans That Are Professional
Solve the casual-Friday conundrum with inky trouser-style jeans, a silky top, and a crisp (but fun!) jacket.
Jeans, MiH Jeans, $189. Top, Express, $49.90. Jacket, L.L.Bean Signature, $199. Necklace, Rebecca, $495. Bracelet, Julie Collection, $165. Shoes, Tory Burch, $375.
The Iconic Pencil Skirt - With a Twist
Think of this outfit as your office BFF: The shapes are snappy and trend-proof; the colors and the chunky necklace telegraph high style.
Skirt, Talbots, $159. Shirt, Uniqlo, $29.90. Necklace, Julie Collection, $345. Glasses, Eyebobs, $75. Ring, Anna Beck, $173. Watch, Citizen, $165. Bangle, Skinny by Jessica Elliot, $30. Shoes, Dana Davis, $395.
A Low-Key (But Sharp) Pants Look
For days or jobs that let you be a bit more laid-back, stay polished in black pants, a fancy-detailed sweater, and stripes with the eensiest bit of attitude.
Top, Loft, $36.50. Cardigan, Magaschoni, $325. Belt, Gap, $29.95. Pants, Joe's, $178. Ring, Lia Sophia, $52. Watch, Citizen, $250. Bracelet, Rachel Reinhardt, $85. Oxfords, Attilio Giusti Leombruni, $380.