WHERE TO BUY STYLISH WORKWEAR
You graduated at the top of your class and you are the best at what you do, so why should you care about your appearance at work, right? Wrong! It's a fact of life that appearance matters, especially at work. Often it is assumed that your appearance directly translates to your professional competence. Don't let your image distract from your talent and unique capabilities. A chic, polished outfit communicates that you take your job seriously - so below you will find a list of ten retailers who do seriously stylish workwear!
1. H&M ($)
This Swedish retailer offers extensive collections that are wide-ranging and varied. Be sure to check out their Modern Classics section for a great selection of sophisticated and professional looking outfits at a great price point.
2. Ann Taylor ($$)
Ann Taylor offers sophisticated easy separates for the busy career woman. It is a great option for basics and classic pieces that will become staples in any professional wardrobe.
3. Cos ($$)
COS is H&M’s modern sophisticated older sister. They offer a selection of reinvented classics and functionally designed wardrobe essentials for men and women. If you are looking for a quirky piece that will add some personality to your outfit, this is definitely the place to find it.
4. Express ($$)
Express is known for its street-style aesthetic. If you love the polished, tailored look, then look no further than the Editor Pant and the Portofino Shirt, which are both feminine yet professional.
5. Zara ($$)
One of the largest international fashion companies, Zara brings high-fashion trends to the masses. The Spanish retailer offers a decent selection of stylish office wear. A bonus: They restock with new collections every two weeks!
6. J Crew ($$$)
J.Crew is known for its unique, preppy-with-a-twist fashion. You can find classic suits, flattering dresses and more essentials that are tailored, classic and chic.
7. Club Monaco ($$$)
Club Monaco's aesthetic is stylish, trendy and feminine. Shop here if you are looking for contemporary twists on timeless fashions.
8. Banana Republic ($$$)
Banana Republic is one of the most consistently dependable shopping destinations for the working professional. The clothes are trend-inspired, stylish, and versatile. Just make sure you hit the sales!
9. Theory ($$$$)
Theory is all about defining the new modern. The brand’s clothing is minimalist with clever detailing, consisting mainly of stripped-down, high-quality essentials. The Theory wearer is modern, fashion-forward and focused on quality and fit.
10. Reiss ($$$$)
Reiss is a UK-based fashion brand that does original and directional design with a strong focus on quality and detail. Cool, contemporary and stylish, Reiss is known for its modern takes on classic, casual and formal designs. A reputation for high-quality pieces has earned Reiss a cult following.