7 New Workwear Staples that Will Make You Excited to Go to Work (Maybe?)

7 New Workwear Staples that Will Make You Excited to Go to Work (Maybe?)

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Jessica Isaac
Nov 2, 2016
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Whether you're back to work after a much needed vacation or your "much needed vacation" is simply shopping on your lunch break, these modern takes on classic workwear staples will motivate you to conquer your work week with confidence.

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Cropped Loose-Fit Trouser

Relaxed-fit is queen of 2016 and we're not mad about it. These loose cropped trousers look polished and professional while allowing movement for the on-the-go gal. (Image via What Vero Wears)

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Ruffle-Sleeve Blouse

The big belled sleeves on these loose-fit tops add a unique shape and subtle style to a classic blouse. Pair with a fitted skirt for contrasting fit or go bold with a cropped wide leg trouser. The navy J.Crew top shown above is also available in blush.

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Kitten Heel Bootie

If you like the comfort of a chunky high heel, the kitten heel bootie is making a comeback as the go-to on-the-go business shoe. All wardrobe staples should be versatile, and these puppies go with just about anything. Pair it with wide leg trousers like Thrifts and Threads, above.

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Faux Wrap Midi Skirt

This is a fun alternative to the fitted pencil skirt. It's got the stylish detail of a wrap skirt without the fear of indecent exposure. The one shown above is from Achro.

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Vests & Waistcoasts

Traditionally, vests can be a bit stuffy and only appealing if you work in a really cold climate (i.e. a heavily air-conditioned office). If temperature permits, forgo the undershirt for a fresh take on this classic piece, or go with a linen option like the uber stylish Garance Dore.

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Simple Mule

Another versatile shoe, that's a bit more casual and conducive to slipping on and off, cause we know what goes on under your desk. This may also be a better option for warmer climates. Try it with a sheath dress and long blazer, like fashion blogger Charlotte Lewis from Lurchhound Loves.

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Bandana Neck Scarf

A great way to add a pop of color or dress up a blasé ensemble. Old-fashioned and ultra-feminine.

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