10 Workwear Outfits to Copy Outside of the Office

June 24th, 2022 at 1:00pm

The evolution of workwear has been interesting, to say the least. New trends emerge constantly, but I’m not sure if anyone foresaw slacks being one the biggest trends of 2022. Now, whether you’re going to work or running errands, you’ll most likely spot a fashionista sporting the bottoms. Like many clothing pieces, it can be hard to find cute workwear. The fit, color, and style of items all play a role in picking them out. 

When it comes to brands, some have slowly become known for having great options. The classic Dickies trousers have been worn for a while now. The It Girl one stop shop Aritzia has everyone in a chokehold with their tops. We all know Matilda Djerf’s brand Djerf Avenue is popular for everything, but their blazers have a pretty good rep too. 

Styling workwear can be a bit tricky. It’s often difficult to look cute while keeping it professional, but going to work doesn’t have to mean giving up your personal style. As we continue to shift back into going into the office IRL, we’re likely to continue to see more fun ways to dress in the workplace. Adding in your individual style and unique flare to the trend can help make it feel less like full business attire. For now, here are 10 workwear looks that will fuel your inner girlboss. 

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01. Crop Top and Button Up

Casual Friday never looked so cool. Keep it neutral by pairing tan trousers with a matching bag and cream top. Add a pop of color by throwing on a bright button up. Finish off the look with your favorite pair of sneakers.

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Abercrombie & Fitch Linen-Blend Relaxed Button-Up Shirt

A good button up is timeless. For work days or summer nights, this green button up is a great buy. $60

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ASOS Stradivarius Petite wide leg relaxed dad pants in beige

Beige is such a staple color. Pick up these beige trousers from ASOS for the look. $36

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02. Cardigan and Tank 

This is a simple yet chic look. A cardigan is the perfect way to add color to an otherwise dark outfit. Matching black slacks, boots, and a purse add balance to the outfit. 

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PacSun John Galt Pale Green Athelia Cardigan

This cardigan is cute and cropped. The green color allows it to be worn for all seasons. $32.

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Princess Polly Archer Pants Black 

These are the perfect casual trousers. You can wear them to work and outside of the office too. $55.

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03. Brown top and pants

If you want to switch it up a bit, ditch beige and black for brown. Pair brown pants with a bag and a matching top in a slightly different shade. This makes anyone look effortless and cool. 

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Free People Essential Bandeau Brami

Wearing a bandeau is a perfect way to switch up your style of tops. This one from Free People is also a great dupe for the Skims one! $20

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Zara Cuffed Pants

Zara is a great place to find trendy workwear. These brown pants will be the star of the office. $70.

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04. Blazer and Bag 

Blazers are a girl’s best friend. Pair this essential with a bag and neutral trousers and you’re golden. Speaking of gold, accessories pull everything together. 

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Zara Quilted Chain Strap Shoulder Bag

This cream bag from Zara is versatile and sleek. Wear it on the shoulder or as a clutch for a professional look. $40.

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Adika Wall-Street Oversized Blazer

A good blazer is a must. This brown one from Adika is a showstopper. $67.

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05. Crop Top and Slacks

For the warmer weather, crop tops are a lifesaver. Pair your favorite crop top with black slacks and a handbag. It’s a simple outfit formula that’s easy to replicate and can stay on rotation throughout the week.

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ASOS Urban Bliss ruched side T-shirt in white

A white shirt like this one from ASOS for work is a staple. Revise the trend by opting for a crop top. $11.

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H&M+ Dress Pants

 H&M has amazing basics. Grab a pair of their dress pants for work. $25.

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06. Corset Top and Trousers

This is definitely an after hours ensemble. Or, just a fun going out outfit. Grab your favorite corset top and throw on a pair of your trousers. Simple, but effective. 

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Princess Polly Altona Strapless Top White

Princess Polly always has great finds, this white corset won’t break the bank. $42.

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Princess Polly Titius Pant Navy 

Here’s another great Princess Polly item —the perfect pant for this look. $57.

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07. Classic Workwear Bag and Trousers

Your handbag can make or break your look. Keeping it classic with a black bag is always a good option. Keep the rest of the fit simple with a top and trousers and you’re good to go. 

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Guess Little Bay Shoulder Bag

A little black bag is always a must. The Little Bay Shoulder Bag from Guess is too cute to pass up. $88.

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Aritzia Wilfred Effortless Pant in Gold Camel

Another super trendy brand with a good rep in the trouser department is Aritzia. Try these viral pants if you’re looking for an investment piece. $148.

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08. Colorful bag and shoes

Even though we all love classic bags, fun colored options work with the workwear aesthetic, too. If you opt for a pop of color, you might as well match your bag with your shoes as well. Keep the rest of the outfit monochrome for a sleek look.

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JW PEI Women’s Gabbi Ruched Hobo Handbag – Grass Green

Green has been having a moment lately. The popular JW PEI green bag is a colorful bag lover’s dream. $89.

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Ego Laced Strappy Square Toe Cut Out Thin Block Heel In Green Faux Leather 

 A colorful heel is a great go to. The Ego strappy heels in green are stylish and fun. $35.

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09. Dickies and Boots

This is truly the original workwear aesthetic. Grab a pair of Dickies, and if you like the style, flip the waistband to make them look super trendy. Throw on a plain white tank and boots and your outfit is complete.

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Dickies Women’s Wide Leg Work Pants, Stonewashed Black

The classic Dickies will never go out of style. You need a pair of these trusty trousers. $70.

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Dr. Martens Jadon Smooth Leather Platform Boots 

Dr. Martens is another classic brand. These boots will last a lifetime. $200.

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10. Suit and Turtleneck

There’s nothing more powerful than a literal power suit. Find your favorite matching set and rock it with a turtleneck to look sophisticated and sleek. 

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Djerf Avenue Favorite Pants Black

Djerf Avenue Favorite Pants BlackDjerf Avenue is a go-to for easy, workwear pieces and a must follow for inspo on how to nail the aesthetic.. They have great pieces, like these pants, to mix and match. $149.

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Los Angeles Apparel Cotton Spandex Turtleneck 

A turtleneck can be worn on many occasions. This one from Los Angeles Apparel is great for work or play. $30.

Workwear can be fun too. Now, we’ll also be wearing trousers casually for the foreseeable future. 

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