The 5 Working Wardrobe Basics

To be fully prepared to dress for the working world, there are a few basics that all career ladies should have in their closets. They are your foundation. From this base you can mix and match and add the fantastic accessories that make the outfit.

It’s important to have a strong foundation, so in this post we show you our five office wardrobe essentials: the pencil skirt, the solid button-up shirt, the suit (pant suit or skirt suit are both fantastic options) and the dress (both sheath dresses and wrap dresses meet the criteria). To see how each of us jazzes up our looks, check back tomorrow for a surprise!

The Pencil Skirt:

The Button-Up Shirt:

The Suit:

The Sheath Dress:

The Cardigan:

Missing a few of these items? We’ve compiled a list of links to some affordable options for you to complete your basics collection!

Corporate Wardrobe Basics

Pencil Skirt: J.Crew, $118

Solid Button-Down: Gap (on sale), $15

Suit: Banana Republic, $278

Sheath Dress: Calvin Klein, $99

Cardigan: Ann Taylor, $40



Filed under Corporate Style, Lindsay's Looks, Meredith's Looks

3 responses to “The 5 Working Wardrobe Basics

  1. Try as I might, I cannot find a pencil skirt that’s flattering on me. Heartbreaking. You def hit the staples with this post!
    Xoxo, Ashley

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  3. Kristin

    I am plus sized and have the hardest time finding these staples. When I do find something it is usually expensive and not well made. Help!

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