Although every office is different, you can crack almost any dress code with smart pants and the right jacket – it’s all in how you wear them. Being a consummate professional with a solid work ethic is top priority, but what’s the quickest way to show them you mean business? Wear styles that know how to work.
The key is collecting seasonless staples that never stop. We love pairing cropped trousers or ankle leggings with a tailored blazer for 9-to-5, and then swapping in a denim jacket for 5-to-9. With a closetful of effortless essentials (all under $100), you’re always ready when opportunity knocks.
Take your work ensembles to the next level with our latest career inspiration:
1. Color Outside the Lines
Work your way in a standout shade.
Kelsey Knit Trouser in Atlantic Deep Green $89
2. Power Grid
Take charge in a two-tone texture and a flattering silhouette.
Madonna Legging in Black Blue $89.
3. Checks, Please
Tailor your success with menswear-inspired patterns and a hint of stretch.
Sienna Pull-On Legging in Grey Plaid $89
4. Ride to the Top
Pair all-business trousers with a biker-chic jacket for attitude with edge.
Vera Cropped Trouser in Black Mini Check $89
5. Blazer’s Edge
Nothing elevates your favorite jeans like a refined jacket.
Lapel Jacket in Black $96