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After a year of comfy “work from home” looks, it's time to dust off your real work attire as the outside world slowly opens back up, which largely includes back-to-office life.
Long gone are the days where the expression of your going-to-work wardrobe lacked striking color, fabric flair, and statement style. Fashion's post-lockdown world has revamped into a daring inevitable, and such needs to be embraced outside of a social sector and spilled into career. Why should editorial be the only workplace monopolizing maximalism? No matter the rules or regulations shop these ready-to-wear office pieces, for both women and men, that’ll have your colleg front row at your fashion show.
With locations in Memorial City Mall and The Galleria, Zara is an easy one-stop-shop for office essentials or weekend looks. Pair this Ruffled Bodysuit with a denim skirt, or linen pants, and a pair of nude pumps for the perfect Wednesday workday.
Aritzia is for the gal who loves neutrals and basics. Instead of going towards a plain pant, try Aritzia’s Wilfred Melina Pant. Its vegan leather spruces up your look and it comes in a variety of styles including Wide Leg, Flare, Cropped, Super High-rise, and Low-rise.
Although it’s easy to go for big shoe brands such as Nike, or Adidas, sometimes they don’t have a stylish fit to match the look you may be going for. These J.Crew trainers come in pastel shades that’ll add a nice touch to an office look, without being too gaudy.
With pants and blouses becoming signature styles for a work wardrobe, it’s time to add dresses to the conversation. This Silk Printed Midi Shirt Dress from Cos Store combines comfortability with elegance. Accessorize the dress with a statement belt, or nice earrings to make the dress pop.
We’ve all had those office days that are more chilly than others, and although you may go for that almond pullover, try Houston label Charworkroom’s Signature sweatshirt. With its pleated sleeve design, you’ll be serving warm employee chic.
The high-waisted pant is a design that’ll never be out of style. Coming in an array of colors, style Zara’s High Waisted Pant with a relaxed tee, chic blazer, and a pair of runners.
If you’re wanting to dive deep into the fashion game, owning a piece of Hanifa needs to hold the same priority as securing a black dress - it's a must-have. The Soraya Maxi provides a new take on the maxi dress with its fuchsia design, bonus collar, and button-up accents perfect for a work-to-night fit.
The Ganni Wool Pullover is a trendy need for the upcoming fall season. Balancing warmth with posh style, the Kelly Green top will go great with ankle-length jeans or the Aritzia Melina pant for a Thursday vibe.
The loafer is probably the staple office shoe and Zara's Lug Sole Loafers enhances the original look. With a platform addition and gold buckle accent, the Lug Sole's would pair perfectly with a dressy blazer co-ord or the Silk Printed Midi Shirt Dress from the Cos Store.
The Belted Utility Dress is perfect for the pocket gal. Pair with Zara’s Lug Sole Loafers or accented jewelry for an easy Monday slay.
If you weren't aware before, yes, Zara carries men's clothing. The Vertical Stripe Knit T-Shirt is a great go-to for a Monday meeting. With its black and off-white design and ribbed trim, this piece holds much versatility as it can be paired with cargo pants or a nice pair of jeans.
Express Extra Slim Tan Dress Pant
When it comes to men's fashion, Express would like to join the conversation. Their Extra Slim Tan Plaid Dress Pant is perfect for the office fly guy. Depending on the look you have in mind pair it with a graphic tee or professional polo for the perfect Tuesday look.
With the fall season approaching and pumpkin spice preparing its takeover, we can't leave out another seasonal item gearing up for its return, the Chelsea boot. Oliver Cabell's Chelsea Boot was one of GQ's top-rated choices for the shoe design and pairs nicely with jeans and a button-down.
If you are the designer dude, this garment is great for you. Daily Paper's Pistache Green Lairo Pants features a faux leather touch, with a straight-cut leg for a relaxed fit. There's also a matching blazer in the same hue for a cohesive look.
For a comfortable shoe with an added color flair, Adidas Ultraboost 5.0 DNA are a great go-to and can pair with any pant or top.
There couldn't be an office-wear listicle without a polo.
J.Crew's Bird's Eye Polo Sweater reimagines the classic look with a sweater feel and stripe detail. Inspired by vintage style, add jeans or chinos to make this polo pop on Wednesday.
The chino cut has been on the come-up for the men's pant go-to for the office. Zara's version features a slim-fit look with a stretch for comfortability and grants style to the professional.
Vinny reworks the loafer with a crocodile design sprucing up the original look. Pair these shoes with a slim fit or ankle length pant with a nice graphic tee such as the Zara Vertical Stripe Knit Shirt.