For many of you, your home has become your office; however, as many businesses begin to resume in-person work, the workforce is heading back into the office. What this means for many of us is we must get out of the leggings and sweatpants and get used to being in work clothes again. In many cases, it has been some time since you were dressed in your corporate or casual work clothes and you may want to update your wardrobe. Whether you work in a professional setting or your office is more laid back or you have an outdoor occupation, we have compiled some trendy and comfortable fashion pieces for work clothes to head back to work in style.
Back to Work Clothes, Shoes, and More
Depending on your profession, going back to work after a year of social distancing can look like anything from a business suit to blue jeans. That said, no matter what your place of business requires while you work, Liverpool Los Angeles, a brand that makes modern and comfortable clothes with a youthful vibe has you covered. In particular, they’ve blown us away with fashion-forward pieces that fit like a dream and feel amazing.
Going back to the office will be a breeze in clothing that stretches to meet all of the daily demands we face as moms (and dads). They design work clothes for women and men with sizes ranging from petite to plus, all at exceptional quality and value.
For the “traditional” work environment, we love the clean lines that the Becca Double-Breasted Blazer and the Reese Seamed Pull-On Leggings create. This chic and sophisticated double-breasted blazer featuring an abstract stripe print and an easy fit is incredibly versatile. Dressed up with trousers or the leggings (as seen here) or worn casually with a pair of denim, this blazer will turn heads as you walk back into the office, especially if you’re wearing a sweet pair of power heels.
And the signature, hi-rise Reese leggings? They are OH. SO. GOOD! These leggings are hardly something you’d wear to the gym. They’re super sleek and the seam details are perfectly designed to elongate your legs. We find that they are so incredibly comfortable with amazing stretch and recovery, that you’ll want to wear them on repeat all year.
For a slightly more casual work environment, we can’t get enough of this classic double-breasted blazer in maple paired with a white tee and jeans. Chic and professional, without sacrificing comfort, this double-breasted blazer with great stretch is a wardrobe staple. Featuring a rich maple hue, we think this sophisticated blazer is equally versatile to the black and white look we shared above, and can be dressed up or down. We absolutely love it paired with a classic scoop neck white tee, jeans, and flats for work, or if you’re heading out on the town, it looks equally brilliant on top of an all-black ensemble and pumps.
If you’re looking for the perfect pair of work-appropriate denim, then Liverpool Los Angeles’ signature Abby Skinny is the perfect staple to add to your closet. In fact, the Abby may quickly become your “go-to” 5-pocket jean that you’ll grab every time you want to wear jeans. With minimal distressing and plenty of stretch, these jeans are everything you want from a pair of pants. We particularly love that even after a work clothes day of wear, they haven’t lost their shape so you can wear them multiple times before needing to wash.
Finally, for a casual work environment or school, we are living for this Classic Oversized Button-Down and Abby Ankle Skinny Jeans in Jet Stream Blue. If you don’t already own an oversized button-down, this is your sign to buy one. Classic, versatile, and a timeless essential, Liverpool refers to this top as their Great White Shirt and everyone needs one! Made from a fabulous stretch poplin, this shirt is fantastic from season to season and can be worn in a number of ways.
If you’re insecure about your mid-section, wear it loose. If you prefer to show off that fabulous body you’ve been working on, cinch it in at the waist and wear it over bike shorts (or a dress if you’re so daring). Or, you can tuck it in and wear it with a skirt or trousers – it’s really the ultimate versatile piece.
As you can see, we’ve gone for a more casual look with a colored pair of denim. Colored denim was all the rage a few years ago and we’re seeing it return. Much like the previous pair of denim, we love how well these jeans stretch and recover; and they’re so soft that you really don’t want to take them off. Here’s to hoping that colored denim takes off because we’d love these in every color option available!
Liverpool is a total wardrobe solution when it comes to work clothes for fashion-conscious women and men who lead hectic, busy lives. If that describes you, then be sure to check out their site for more back-to-work wardrobe essentials.
Becca Double-Breasted Blazer | Reese Seamed Pull-On Leggings | Becca Double-Breasted Blazer in Maple | Abby Skinny Jeans | Classic Scoop Neck White Tee | Classic Oversized Button-Down | Abby Ankle Skinny Jeans in Jet Stream Blue
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While it’s the truth that effortless style has been at the top of our lists for the past year or so (leggings, anyone?) it isn’t true that effortless style has to remain baggy, oversized, or made from spandex. Finding beautiful clothing that feels as good as it looks is easy with Carve Designs. From denim to dresses, Carve Designs has work clothes for everyone returning to the office who is seeking something fresh and comfortable. If you are searching for a dress that can be styled up or down, then the Vikki Dress is for you. This sundress makes the transition from sandy shores to boardrooms easy.
Available in three different patterns, this dress can be appropriate for any occasion by dressing it up with a blazer or wearing it to brunch with your friends. The Vikki Dress accentuates your sun-kissed shoulders and any waist with its curved hemline. With a light lining under the dress, you can be confident that this dress will be no-frills and no extra drama. Just in time for the relentless August heat, this dress will keep you cool and collected so that you can return to the office ready to take on just about anything.
To keep it cool in a different way, the Peyton Skirt offers an elastic waistband with a 30-inch sheath. This lightweight skirt boasts pockets on each side and the lightweight materials move with your body, not against it. The variety of delicate patterns makes finding a matching blouse or t-shirt easy, and since getting everyone out of the house on time each morning can be challenging, finding ways to make life easier always moves to the top of our list.
A simple yet fun top is essential for the back to work wardrobe, and the Helena Top can go with just about everything. This boat neck creates a sophisticated look, whether you are pairing it with jeans or a skirt. The material is kind to your skin and is so soft, you may even forget which top you’re wearing! We especially love the banded hemline. There’s just something about the details that can make an ordinary piece of clothing extraordinary, and the details that went into the design of the Helena Top make this our new go-to top!
Of course, no wardrobe is complete without a pair of your new favorite jeans, and the Skyler Skinny Jeans are certainly going to feel right at home in your closet and on your hips. This soft denim won’t be cutting into your sides all day, leaving sore marks on your skin. This denim is stretch-friendly and will compliment any curves while moving with your body throughout the day. Available in dark or light rinse, these jeans can go from the office to dinner in a snap. Dressed up with your favorite ankle boots or down with your trusted sandals, these jeans will keep up with you all day.
If dress pants and denim aren’t getting you excited about filling up your wardrobe, then shake things up and go for the Carson Cord. The boyfriend-style jeans have been around for a while, but what about boyfriend cords? While corduroy pants used to feel rough until they didn’t, these start out softer than your favorite sweatpants and only get comfier as the day goes on. Get vintage and cuff them up, or roll them out and wear them with a wedge, these pants will bring you joy all day long. Carve Designs crafts clothing that is fun and comfortable, and we can’t think of a better to get creative in the new work year.
When heading back to work and school, don’t forget about the wonderful men in our lives. Often times the guys have no clue where to look for good shoes, so they end up wearing their loafers until they have holes in them. It’s time to ditch those old shoes and upgrade to a high-quality pair that can take the wear and tear from crazy days and provide comfort throughout them. Florsheim Shoe Company brings us an incredible shoe line for all the men in our family!
But don’t forget about the little guys in your family! Let’s face it, our kids (especially our boys) are so picky when it comes to their shoes. As parents, we’re constantly nagging them to simply put their shoes on, so finding shoes that can be tossed on and off is essential. The Crossover shoe is the perfect slip-on shoe for kids and adults alike! This shoe is comfortable, lightweight, and fits any style your kid may have.
The best part is that it is an unlined shoe, making it easy to slide on and off with ease. The Crossover has all the cushion support your little one may need, and it even has a slip-resistant and non-marking sole! Florsheim is one of the best places to find shoes for all the men in your family this year!
Zappos is your one stop shop for shoes this school year! As the kids head back to the classroom and the parents head back into the workplace, Zappos has something for everyone. From your preschooler to your professional wear, Zappos has got you covered.
After the last year spent at home, returning to the workplace can seem daunting for some of us moms. As you start pulling out your professional attire, pick up a few new pairs of shoes two accent your style this season. Forget your old black pumps that have likely seen better days and opt for a new pair of Clarks Aubrie Sun Heels. These on-trend shoes feature a 3-inch block heel, a pointed toe, and a full leather upper for the ultimate durability. Classic and trendy at the same time these shoes can take you from the board room to the classroom and everywhere in between. Women everywhere know that a good pair of black pumps is a must and for moms who are on their feet all day or chasing kids after hours, durable, sturdy yet still sexy heels are simply a girl’s best friend.
If you’re looking for something a bit more snazzy, the Clark’s Ambyr Joy Heel in tan snake print makes a fashion statement for fall. Perfect for pairing with your black, brown, and tan, these trendy heels feature a 3 inch height with an almond shape toe. The front platform has a bit of lift while the classic shape and styling keeps them on trend for many years to come.
Whether you’re pairing with a skirt suit or a pair of slacks, Clarks heels all feature their comfortable interior cushioning which helps fight fatigue and keep you on your feet for longer. As professional women we know inexpensive heels with little support won’t last long. Forget the blisters, sore pinky toes, and pain, instead from now on opt for Clark’s stylish, timeless, chic shoes that women can trust for a comfortable fit day after day, morning till night.
Whether you are planning to grow your family or not, you have to check out PinkBlush Maternity and their colorful collection of must-have items for your work clothes wardrobe. While they present beautiful pieces for maternity wear, their clothing for the everyday woman far exceeds the leggings and oversized t-shirts we are used to. In fact, PinkBlush Maternity makes women’s clothing fun, fashionable, and functional and after the year we’ve all had, that’s exactly what we’re looking for.
The Olive Green Smocked Ruffle Dress is a soft, breathable dress available in a variety of vibrant colors. This double-lined dress has a delicate v-neck which you can easily accent with a statement necklace or accentuate with a short gold chain. The bodice is smocked, meaning that you have room to breathe! While you may be wearing this dress in the classroom or the boardroom, resisting the temptation to twirl may leave you, well, twirling. The ruffle sleeves and ruffled skirt may seem understated, but finding a solid dress that is fun, comfortable, and twirl-inducing is hard to come by.
If you have a special work-related event on the calendar, and it’s not happening in “Teams” or on “Zoom”, you may be scrambling to find comfortable, yet appropriate, work clothes for evening wear. With the PinkBlush Beige Chiffon Bell Sleeve Maxi Dress, you cannot go wrong. With a wrap v-neckline, short bell sleeves, and cinching under the bust, “sucking it in” any worrying about pulling or squeezing will be the farthest thing from your mind leaving you with plenty of focus for the task at hand.
For a combination that will work for the office or a weekend away, the Fuchsia Rounded Hem Maxi Skirt is a super fun option! This skirt is everything a woman wants in a skirt: A smocked waist (no uncomfortable waistlines!), rounded hem for additional sass, and pockets. Pair this adorable skirt with the White Long Sleeve Basic Body Suit for a basic look, or dress it up with a denim jacket or your favorite chunky jewelry, and this skirt can go from the boardroom to the taproom in no time at all.
Finding great blouses that work with all of our slacks and skirts can be a struggle, but you cannot go wrong with a classic button-down. We love the Beige Polka Dot Chiffon Blouse because, while it may appear to be all business, the slitted sides and rolled cuffs say otherwise. This sheer blouse is cool to the touch and can be worn over your favorite undershirt (or even another bodysuit). Tuck it in for a formal look or untuck it for casual, this blouse will be your go-to for button-downs!
Blouses don’t have to be high-drama (sometimes, we just don’t have time for buttons) and that’s why the Mint Green Floral Wrap Front Lettuce Trim Top is a staple that should have a place of honor in every woman’s closet. This blouse is made for every body type, but it’s honestly made to bring out the best in every body. The short dolman sleeves keep you breezy while adding a touch of femininity and the empire-cinched waistline creates a beautiful silhouette with a skirt, slacks, or even your favorite jeans for happy hour with your co-workers.
The beautiful colors on this vibrant top make it easy to pair with almost any color. You’ll be reaching for this one multiple times per week. Mamas, even if you’re satisfied with your family structure right now, don’t sleep on PinkBlush Maternity for your new favorite work clothes. They offer beautiful pieces that will quickly become work clothes staples in every closet.
Olive Green Smocked Ruffle Dress | PinkBlush Beige Chiffon Bell Sleeve Maxi Dress | Fuchsia Rounded Hem Maxi Skirt | Beige Polka Dot Chiffon Blouse | Mint Green Floral Wrap Front Lettuce Trim Top | White Long Sleeve Basic Body Suit
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Heading back to work calls for an upgrade in wardrobe and accessories. One of the most important items needed for a workday is a quality bag. The best work bag is one that is large enough to hold not only the typical wallet, phone, and keys but also those larger work items such as a tablet and charger and a small lunch container. Dagne Dover, the creators of the iconic neoprene diaper bags and backpacks also creates stylish leather totes. The Allyn Leather Tote is a classic square-shaped purse that comes in three different sizes.
Even the small is the ideal size for not only heading to work but also carrying items you may need for any after-work activities such as a gym session or a quick happy hour. From the outside, the Allyn Tote looks like a simple, sleek bag but on the inside, all your purse expectations come true. The interior organization goes above and beyond. With several pockets to keep your contents organized, a bottle holder, a neoprene laptop sleeve, and the signature key leash, you will never have to dig through your purse to find your keys again.
The Allyn Tote features a magnetic tab closure and an interior snap fastener that transforms the look of this bag. With extra-long, double purse straps, there is no more uncomfortable arm carrying. Made with 100% genuine pebbled leather, this bag is available in 5 trendy colors to pair perfectly with all of your work clothes.
Back to school is the perfect time to get that prescription checked. Whether it’s for a child heading back to the classroom or an adult returning to the workplace, regular eye exams and up-to-date prescriptions are important to eye health. Thankfully, ordering new glasses online from Lensabl is as easy as point, click and purchase!
Lensabl carries its own line of frames as well as several name brands, such as these gorgeous Brooks Brothers (0BB1054). These beauties are available in Silver-Blue, Brown-Gold, and Gold-Black, in your choice of prescription, non-prescription, regular, blue light, or sunglasses. With so many fantastic options available on the Lensabl website, you’ll have no problem finding the combination that’s just right.
No eye insurance? Not a problem. Lensabl+ is challenging the traditional vision insurance plan with a unique model all their own. In addition to frames and contact lenses, they offer personalized benefit plans for anyone not covered by an employer-sponsored option. With plans starting at $7.99/month, it’s completely reasonable and worth looking into. You’re just steps away from better back to school or work vision with Lensabl!
Of course, it’s important to make sure your scholars have everything they need for back to school, but what about Mom and back to work? Well, that is easy. The answer is Birdies. Birdies is a shoe company started by two moms who design gorgeous, high-quality, elegant slides, slippers, and flats. With so many options for Mom’s back-to-work footwear to compliment your work clothes, it will be impossible to purchase just one pair of Birdies.
The Starling by Birdies is a Slate Suede flat that is perfect for Mom as she heads back to work. Birdies Starling is available in eight seasonal looks and three classic colors which gives Mom so many options to upgrade her work wardrobe. Like all Birdies, The Starling in Slate Suede features the 7-layer cloud design which makes this flat ideal for long workdays. The Starling is so appealing that most of your day will be spent receiving compliments.
If Mom is looking for a slide that is just as comfortable as it is beautiful and withstands the workday, look no further than The Swan by Birdies. The Swan has a 15mm heel, a non-slip rubber sole, and has the 7-layer cloud comfort you expect from Birdies. The sleek black suede and pointed shape are undeniably sharp-looking and going to be the talk of the office. Mom will have a chance to choose from five seasonal patterns and three classic colors when choosing her back-to-work footwear. Wearing Birdies to work will mean Mom’s feet will be comfy and relaxed all day.
Comfort as we start school and work is important. Floatley’s Carry-It Leggings are light and airy, giving these leggings the feeling of a second skin. Not only are these high-waisted, but these leggings are also equipped with side pockets for your phone or keys. Floatley’s Carry-It Leggings are moisture-wicking and delightfully flattering with four neutral colors.
Pair your brand new pair of leggings with Floatley’s Calm Cross Back Sports Bra. This bra is light and airy and equipped with fixed cups. Each bra is fixed with a keyhole detail for a flattering look. Not only does this sports bra feel like a second skin as well, but it also comes with a stretchy bottom band for extra support. The Calm Cross Back Sports Bra is available in three simple, yet flattering, colors and is made with antibacterial fabric.
If you prefer a simpler style of a sports bra, Floatley’s Move It Sports Bra is perfect for you. Each bra is made from antibacterial fabric and bonded straps in a pullover style. The Move It Sports Bra is light, airy, and also feels like supportive second skin material with fixed cups.
People have become accustomed to feeling cozy during working from home and to honor that newfound tradition, we are loving Dooeys for our at-home footwear for our return after a long day at the office (or during those long WFH hours!)
These blush cinnamon-colored House Loafers almost demand a steamy cup of cider and a cozy blanket, but they can also see you through endless meetings and spreadsheets. These slippers are unique because they are crafted with high-quality materials which are plant-based & recycled. Good for the earth, and for you! The arch support is made from quality cork and natural latex, while the upper is made from apple leather and recycled polyester suede. These shoes are easy to slip on or off, but we doubt you’ll want to take them off any time soon.
If you find yourself refilling water bottles instead of tossing them out, or choosing to ride your bike to the corner store instead of hopping into your car, or even breaking down your boxes before recycling them (better yet, finding another way to use them first), then you’re someone who wants to make this world a better place for our children, and you need to check out Threads 4 Thought because they not only want to make a difference, they are acting on it.
Pair the Elpis Sweater Knit Tank with your favorite skirt or jeans and your favorite shoes, and this ensemble can become your favorite in the office with a blouse or a scarf, and small changes can make this oh-so-soft sweater knit tank one for the books. Its high neckline and cutaway style is sneakily saucy under your favorite blazer or cardigan, but your sun kissed summer shoulders are waiting to be on display after 5:00 comes around.
If you are looking for a one-stop-shop for your work clothes (and after a year of leggings and flip flops, we don’t blame you) then the Martina Tank Dress is a staple piece that belongs in every woman’s closet. This dress has a slit on the side giving you room to move and get things done and is available in four beautiful, earthy tones. These colors complement any skin tone! This dress is beautiful, comfortable, and stylish, but perhaps what we love most is the sustainability of it all. This dress saved almost 185 days of drinking water, 3 miles of driving emissions, and 4 water bottles.
Look good, feel good, and do some serious work creating a better world for the next generation by choosing sustainable work clothes choices. This year, choose Threads 4 Thought when you are re-stocking your wardrobe and you’ll be replenishing the earth with much-needed resources.
As you think about going back to work, after a year in “sweatpants,” you may also want to think about shapewear. Shapermint offers an array of shapewear for women perfectly designed to address all your body-shaping concerns. As such, they provide body-shaping undergarments that help women feel beautiful and confident in anything they wear. While that often includes pieces that go UNDER your clothing, we’ve also found a few pieces that can be used for work clothes too!
Every woman needs that perfect pair of black leggings. In fact, most women have multiple pairs because you really can never have enough great pairs of black leggings. Shapermint’s ultra-comfortable Empetua High-Waisted Shaping Leggings are the only leggings you’ll ever need again. They’re elegant but versatile enough to wear from the bedroom to the boardroom. Their high-quality material provides smoothing control from your waist to your ankles. And thanks to the anti-slip grip around the waistband, they stay in place whether you’re working out or hard at work.
Another option for work clothes is the Empetua High-Waisted Active Shaping Leggings. These are much more casual than the previous pair, but we find that they are perfect for jumping, squatting, stretching, running, or just chasing your toddler. Buttery soft, these leggings put you back in charge of your day, and follow your every move, no matter how many different directions you’re pulled! So, whether you need to run errands or work out or pick the kids up from school, you’ll feel comfortable. And thanks to two deep side pockets and a secret hip pocket, you can ditch your purse and carry your essentials everywhere.
Now let’s talk undergarments. Whether you’re looking for a supportive bra or shapewear that’ll smooth you out, Shapermint has you covered. For starters, have you heard of a supportive bra that feels like it’s not even there!? Meet the Truekind Everyday Throw-on Wireless Bralette. Not only is it ridiculously comfortable, but it offers amazing support while feeling as light as a feather on your skin. You’ll enjoy a seamless look with no bra lines and a perfectly sculpted chest. No-slip straps keep this bralette in place so you can move freely with confidence. And the best part? There are no painful wires that poke and scar you.
But the real winner is Shapermint’s Empetua All Day Every Day Scoop Neck Cami. This is the camisole you never knew you needed. Say goodbye to your muffin top and love handles. Worn as a base layer or on its own, the nylon-spandex blend material gives you soft, breathable support that gently smooths your curves so you can look and feel your best It also provides chest and posture support, so you’ll stand a little taller.
Empetua High-Waisted Shaping Leggings | Empetua High-Waisted Active Shaping Leggings | Truekind Everyday Throw-on Wireless Bralette | Empetua All Day Every Day Scoop Neck Cami
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Whether you’re looking for on-trend work clothes or laidback college clothes, DEVIL-DOG Dungarees is here to help! They carry everything from hoodies, tees, shorts, denim, and much more. The stylish canvas Men’s 5 Pocket Short- Rugged Tan contains performance stretch for all-day comfort. The high-quality five-pocket shorts fit true to size, have enough pockets so you can carry all your stuff without losing it.
It sits below the natural waist, making it comfortable to move around campus all day. The shorts feature the signature DEVIL-DOG side cording stitch, and the authentic bandana pocketing is made from REPREVE®, a recycled material fiber. DEVIL-DOG Dungarees will help you start expressing your unique style and make a great first impression when heading off to college or choosing your new work clothes.
Make any occasion special with personalized gifts from GiftsForYouNow.com to show them you really care! Whether you’re celebrating special occasions like anniversaries, birthdays, weddings, baby showers, graduations, or holidays, custom gifts are a fantastic way to let someone special know you’re thinking of them.
A Personalized Nike Dri-FIT Black Golf Polo Shirt is the perfect gift for the golfer in your life and also is a great addition to your work clothes selections. This moisture-wicking polo is embroidered in white thread with any initials or any name for free! The Nike Golf style shirt is made from Dri-FIT fabric, which is designed to keep you comfortable and dry. Whether you’re buying a gift for a friend, family member, or co-worker, a gift from GiftsForYouNow.com is sure to put a smile on anyone’s face!
Work clothes don’t always have to be pantsuits and high heels. Fashion is changing in the corporate world and many businesses are fine with a more relaxed work wardrobe. Getting used to going into the office every day will definitely be something to get familiarized with but at least you will be stylish and comfortable in your new work clothes.