A Grown up Girls Guide to Building a Work Wardrobe ...

By Lucy

A Grown up Girls  Guide to Building a Work  Wardrobe  ...

If you've ever tried to build up a substantial work wardrobe then you'll probably know by now how it can be tricky to get right. For one thing, it has to be appropriate for the workplace and that usually calls for clothing more on the modest side. That being said, you also want to have pieces that are still going to be super flattering as well as smart and sophisticated.

Below we have some great options to help you get started on building your work wardrobe, so keep reading to discover our top choices!

Table of contents:

  1. reversible faux leather tote
  2. onassis sheath dress
  3. 'kookie' slingback mary jane pointy toe pump
  4. ruffle sleeve satin blouse
  5. pull-on pencil skirt
  6. ribbed surplice bodysuit
  7. ocean faux leather crossbody bag
  8. print sheath dress
  9. 'curve' open front shawl collar blazer
  10. skinny ankle pants
  11. crepe sheath dress
  12. 'lauri' capped pointy toe pump
  13. belted print scuba fit & flare dress
  14. ruffle stripe cotton poplin top
  15. tapered crepe trousers

1 Reversible Faux Leather Tote

handbag, bag, shoulder bag, leather, fashion accessory, $44 at shop.nordstrom.com

Two just-right looks in one great bag: this faux-leather tote flips inside-out to another color to multiply your styling options.

2 Onassis Sheath Dress

dress, pink, day dress, clothing, cocktail dress, $95.98 at shop.nordstrom.com

Go classic in a pastel tweed dress framed in tidy fringe.

3 'Kookie' Slingback Mary Jane Pointy Toe Pump

footwear, shoe, leather, basic pump, leg, $68.90 at shop.nordstrom.com

A thin mary-jane strap adds ultrafeminine flair to an elegant pointy-toe slingback pump set on a slender heel.

4 Ruffle Sleeve Satin Blouse

clothing, sleeve, t shirt, pocket, neck, $35 at shop.nordstrom.com

Fluttery ruffled sleeves add playful movement to this sweet top made from smooth, lustrous satin.

5 Pull-on Pencil Skirt

clothing, day dress, dress, sleeve, cocktail dress, $69 at shop.nordstrom.com

One of the hardest-working pieces in your weekday lineup, a simple black pencil skirt, is made extra comfortable and easy in a polished stretch knit.

6 Ribbed Surplice Bodysuit

clothing, sleeve, outerwear, sweater, neck, $38 at shop.nordstrom.com

A plunging surplice neckline defines a long-sleeve bodysuit in an ultra-stretchy ribbed knit for a flattering, no-slip base layer.

7 Ocean Faux Leather Crossbody Bag

bag, wallet, shoulder bag, fashion accessory, leather, $55 at shop.nordstrom.com

8 Print Sheath Dress

dress, day dress, clothing, sleeve, cocktail dress, $98 at shop.nordstrom.com

A field of monochrome blooms covers the entire surface of a split-neck sheath that's great for the office or special events.

9 'Curve' Open Front Shawl Collar Blazer

clothing, jacket, outerwear, blazer, sleeve, $74 at shop.nordstrom.com

Made from nicely weighted crepe, this smartly styled open-front blazer features a sleek shawl collar and a curved hem that's shorter in back for a fashionably cool look.

10 Skinny Ankle Pants

clothing, tuxedo, formal wear, pocket, sleeve, $47.40 at shop.nordstrom.com

A contemporary ankle-grazing cut defines wardrobe-staple pants infused with plenty of stretch.

11 Crepe Sheath Dress

dress, day dress, clothing, electric blue, blue, $98 at shop.nordstrom.com

Slimming pleats swept to one side add architectural dimension a sleek, crisp sheath.

12 'Lauri' Capped Pointy Toe Pump

footwear, shoe, brown, leather, basic pump, $69 at shop.nordstrom.com

A demure cap and a gleaming bit adorn the pointy toe of this stately pump set on a low wrapped stiletto.

13 Belted Print Scuba Fit & Flare Dress

dress, clothing, day dress, sleeve, cocktail dress, $70.80 at shop.nordstrom.com

An inky, graphic pattern emboldens this classically flattering scuba-knit dress flared by inverted pleats.

14 Ruffle Stripe Cotton Poplin Top

clothing, sleeve, neck, blouse, t shirt, $78 at shop.nordstrom.com

The perfect shirt for work, weekend, wherever is cut from striped cotton poplin with ruffles at the neck and arms.

15 Tapered Crepe Trousers

clothing, active pants, trousers, pocket, jeans, $39.90 at shop.nordstrom.com

Polished pleat-front pants in a classic tapered-leg cut are ready for spring in textured satin-back crepe in a light neutral shade.

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