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The workwear basics every woman needs in her wardrobe

If you follow me on Instagram you know that (mostly) every day I post a selfie with what I wore to work that day. I feel a little silly doing it, but I also think it's important to share bits and pieces of real life... what I actually wore to work that day, etc. I get a lot of questions about what to wear to work, so I thought I would put together a little round-up of the (in my opinion) ten best things you can buy for your wardrobe... at every price. Note that I work for a fashion start-up, so anything goes... one day I'll be dressed like a lady and the next I'll be wearing a ratty tee and distressed denim... This is one of those "do as I say, not as I do" situations... a lot of what I wear to work wouldn't fly in a more traditional setting. For that reason, I kept things pretty tame for this post; these are the pieces that everyone should own no matter where they work!

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.