Whether you're getting ready for in-person work at an office, or you're gearing up for another few months (or longer) of working from home due to concerns over the Delta variant, a dependable work wardrobe that makes you feel put-together and professional can make all the difference in how you feel about getting back to work.
From dress pants that are covertly comfortable, to a laptop bag that doesn’t make you feel like it's your first day of school and you’re hauling around an oversized backpack, the contents of your back to work capsule wardrobe should help you feel polished and prepared- despite the majority of us working from our couch in sweats over the past year.
Try a wrap top with seemingly endless ways to style it, or a pair of loafers that are ready for some serious commuter miles. And remember, the perfect button up shirt will take your office outfits far.
Here are 17 items for you to wear back to work, whenever and wherever that may be.
If you're into sweater dresses, perhaps we could interest you in the comfy work-from-home style of the sweater skirt.
This cozy sweater from Everlane is cute and versatile enough that you can wear it with a skinny jean and ankle boots or leggings and a white sneaker for athleisure comfort.
Aday’s classic button up shirt is crafted with soft, breathable silk that will keep you totally comfortable at your desk while still looking sleek and professional. With a mandarin collar, a double lined front and side slits to aid your pursuit of the French tuck, this stylish top is a bestseller for a reason.
$145 AT ADAY
Are they slides? Are they sneakers? The world may never know what this fashionable pair of slip-on shoes truly are, but their style is undeniable. Wear them with a pleated skirt or a pair of trousers to kick start your fall outfit idea.
$39 (REGULARLY $79) AT ZAPPOS
Yogipace via Amazon
These boot-cut dress pants are made like yoga pants-- with nylon and spandex for added comfort and stretch. The pants have four functional pockets, belt loops, and a faux button and fly at the front to make them look dressier.
$36 AND UP AT AMAZON
Whether you're blocking fall winds or fighting the office air conditioners, a super cozy and warm Barefoot Dreams cardigan keeps you cozy and won't disrupt your cute fall outfits.
$116 AT NORDSTROM
Add these gorgeous Franco Sarto loafers to your collection at a hefty discount.
$47 AND UP AT AMAZON (REGULARLY $150)
The chunky Chelsea boot is the perfect basic go-to boot that will go with practically any fall outfit!
$42 AT ASOS
Kroser via Amazon
This stylish laptop bag with a built-in USB port is certainly a step up from a casual backpack, while still providing all the storage of one. Just add a power bank and this bag is ready to keep all your tech charged on the go.
$40 AT AMAZON
These slipper-like shoes are comfortable for wearing while you're working from home, and sturdy enough to step outside if you have to. Add them to your fall wardrobe now for 70% off the original price.
$28 AND UP AT AMAZON (REGULARLY $89)
These loafers are made from soft-to-the-touch leather that appears polished and professional. With a small but significant heel, this shoe can comfortably elevate any office outfit.
$100 AT EVERLANE
Kate Spade has a ton of great options for work bags to match any cute fall outfit. We especially love their totes, like this roomy one that comes with an interior zip laptop pocket.
$159 AT KATE SPADE (REGULARLY $449)
This wrap blouse from Aday is made with super soft technical silk and can be tied and draped in multiple ways for versatility. With professionally stylish pleats at the shoulders and snap fastening for a more custom cuff fit, you really can’t go wrong by adding this top into your capsule work wardrobe.
$145 AT ADAY
The Hailey bodysuit from Reformation is made with stretchy ribbed cotton fabric so it's breathable but cozy. The low-cut collared neckline is stylish under a blazer or a leather jacket for any basic outfit while still appearing professional, and since it's a one piece, no need to worry about the top coming untucked.
$88 AT REFORMATION
Exlura via Amazon
This high-waisted pull-on midi skirt is adorably office-appropriate without feeling stifling. It can easily transition from a meeting to an after-work happy hour.
$30 AT AMAZON
Look good and feel good in these wedge booties from Dr. Scholl's. Wear them with distressed jeans or a fall dress for a cute outfit.
$39 AT AMAZON (REGULARLY $115)
This three-pack of reusable face masks from Timbuk2 is perfect for anyone working where social distancing is still in place or who is especially concerned about the Delta variant. The masks are made of extra soft jersey cotton fabric and they tie around the head as opposed to the ears so it’s more comfortable to wear for extended periods of time.
$20 AT TIMBUK2
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