The workwear basics every woman needs in her wardrobe
As I know I have a lot of younger readers, I also want to caveat that although I do wear some rather expensive pieces, remember that I'm 32 – and pretty much have two full time jobs. When I was 24, even 26, most of my workwear came from the Gap and Loft. It wasn't even called Loft back then. Even buying a dress from J.Crew was a major splurge. I stalked the sale racks and to mix up my boring basics I bought cheap Blouses and Shifts from Forever 21... no one was any wiser. As much as I love my investment pieces now, you don't need to spend a lot of money to look great. For each piece featured here, I found pieces at every price point. Also... a word about Asos. It wasn't around when I worked in a more corporate environment, but you can find so many great things for the office... especially blazers and dresses. You just need to go in knowing what you want and do a few searches.
Extra Credit: It was hard to keep this list to just ten items, so here are a few more... I also love a great trench (Splurge // Save), black pumps (Splurge // Save), leather leggings (Splurge // Save) depending on where you work, and a silky white button down (Splurge // Save.)
Check out the slideshow above to see 10 perfect workwear basics.