Are you heading back into the office soon? We never thought we would see the day after we all started working remotely a little over a year ago. But whether your return back to the office has been highly anticipated or you’re dreading going back to your 9-to-5 office job, we are here to get you excited. And what could be more exciting than a clothing haul? Heading back into the office requires a new wardrobe of plus size womens clothing that makes you feel confident and sharp. And while new clothes may get you out of bed in the morning, they will also help you build confidence at work.
The clothing we wear has a large impact on how we feel at work and how we perform. Studies show that people who put a lot of effort into their outfits feel more confident at work than those who aren’t excited about what they are wearing. So, if you ever needed an excuse to get new work clothes, here is your sign! In this guide, we will show you all of the clothing staples that you need to leave a lasting impression and boost your confidence at work.
Clothing Qualities to Look For in Your New Work Wardrobe
As you start shopping for a new work wardrobe, you will want to keep a list of qualities that you need your new staples to have. Going from wearing chill outfits every day right back into a business casual wardrobe is going to be difficult. But if you keep these qualities top of mind, you will create outfits that are destined for success and comfort.
- Comfort – We have all been wearing lots of loungewear, leggings and sweatpants for the past year. And while we can’t necessarily wear these pieces into the office anymore, that doesn’t mean our outfits can’t be comfortable. In fact, we urge you to prioritize comfort, from pants to blouses and blazers.
- Good Fit – You know the feeling you get when you slide on that pair of jeans that fit you so well? We want to recreate that with every piece of workwear you buy. Prioritize fit and comfort over the size number on the tag!
- Versatility – To maximize your new wardrobe, you will need to make sure that every piece you invest in can be mixed and matched with both the clothes currently in your closet and the new staples you buy. This will save you time and money as you start to create looks that are perfect for the office.
You Need Back to the Office Clothes Like These
Now that you have the three qualities in your mind that you will need to prioritize with each piece you invest in, it’s time to get down to the specifics. These clothing staples will not only make a great addition to your wardrobe, but they will also help you create work outfits that turn heads and boost confidence.
Flattering Work Pants
It’s an exciting time for pants, as there are currently so many styles that are trendy and work-appropriate. From wide-leg to cigarette pants, these styles are fashion-forward and look great for the office. Choose a style that hugs every curve just right while also being comfortable. Stick to neutral colors that pair well with everything so that you can wear each pair with different looks throughout the week.
Instantly elevate any pair of pants with a statement blouse that shows off your style. From pieces with bold shoulder pads to cute off-shoulder tops, these blouses can turn a pair of polished denim into an elevated look for the office.
Every versatile work wardrobe needs a good set of basics. To make sure you have the tops you need to wear the gorgeous pants you’re going to fill your wardrobe with, invest in basic staples like a long-sleeve black shirt, a neutral-colored tank top you can wear under a blazer and a gray v-neck. These basics will allow you to create several office outfits that will make you feel confident and look good.
A Fitted Blazer
Instantly elevate any work outfit with a fitted blazer. These staple pieces look incredibly chic and pair well with any kind of pants or jeans. You can take a business casual look and turn it up a notch with a blazer for an important meeting or an interview. Make sure the blazer you choose fits you perfectly and feels comfortable.
Heels, Flats and Sneakers
While you may be used to wearing slippers and socks all day, you will have to adjust to a more formal footwear routine. But don’t worry! These shoes were designed to be comfortable and stylish. We advise that you invest in a neutral pair of heels, sneakers and flats.
For the heels, make sure these are at a low height — think under two inches — or a height you feel most comfortable in. We always stick to neutrals so that you can pair them with anything, but if you love wearing heels at work and want to throw a bold and bright pair in, go for it!
Invest in a great pair of white or black slide-on sneakers in faux leather material. These sneakers look polished and will give any formal outfit a casual edge while also making you feel comfortable. Flats are always a must for the office. They are the most versatile and comfortable work shoe there is. You can stick to neutral colors to make this shoe more versatile or spice it up with something bolder.
A Statement Bag
Don’t forget to buy yourself a new bag that carries everything you need so that you can make a statement when you return to the office!
Now, you’re officially ready to go back to work with these chic staples! Don’t be afraid to play with your current style and take risks, but also keep in mind that it can be hard to jump right back into things after a year at home! You’ve got this!