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15 Pieces Under $50 That Will Change Your Working Wardrobe

Aug 9 2011 - 11:05am

We love the off-duty cool appeal of this editorial from El País Semanal; that's just the work style we aspire to (minus the eye makeup) — even if we're at our desks all day. While maintaining a sense of professionalism at the office, we're still building a working wardrobe that, like us, doesn't take itself too seriously. Once you've laid the basic foundation — suit separates, crisp button-downs, the perfect pair of pumps — there's room to play with the accent pieces, like fantastic color, prints, and layering pieces. That's where we come in; we've scoured the market for the best pieces to lend instant oomph to your office attire, and they're all under $50. Click through to shop.

Work Fashion Under $50

The essential white work shirt with a subtle nod to the '70s.




Ann Taylor Loft Woven Button Front Shirt With Tie [1] ($45)

Work Fashion Under $50

A neutral blazer feels fresh with florals and adds a little lightness to your look.




Forever 21 Heritage 1981 Longline Open Blazer [2] ($30)

Work Fashion Under $50

A closet staple that looks even more chic in suede as we ready ourselves for Fall.




Topshop Motown Suede Square Toe Ballet Flats [3] ($50)

Work Fashion Under $50

Little details, like the zippers on this skirt, can be the difference between hum-drum and jazzed-up.




Silence & Noise Zippered Ponte Pencil Skirt [4] ($49)

Work Fashion Under $50

We love how the military detailing adds a little edge to this silky maxi. We'd add our flat sandals now, then style it up with ankle boots and a black blazer for Fall.




Need Supply Military Maxi Dress [5] ($37, originally $68)

Work Fashion Under $50

The office perfect layer we're loving right now — perfect for throwing over a girly floral print or adding edge to your trousers.




Asos Sleeveless Blazer [6] ($44, originally $69)

Work Fashion Under $50

A handle on the classics, for under $30.




Style & Co Side Zip Slim Ankle Cropped Pants [7] ($28)

Work Fashion Under $50

A preppy piece to throw into the mix — like with a printed skirt, or military-hued cropped trousers.




Forever 21Crest Button Blazer [8] ($30)

Work Fashion Under $50

A practical wedge heel meets cool canvas fabric and lots of colors to choose from.




Cooperative Canvas Wedge Heel [9] ($49)

Work Fashion Under $50

A classic shape and go-with-everything hue makes this perfect for toting to the office.




Aldo Trantham Bag [10] ($50)

Work Fashion Under $50

We love a retro-inspired silhouette — and, as always — a good leopard print.




Asos Animal Print Button Shoulder Blouse [11] ($25, originally $52)

Work Fashion Under $50

Simple switch up: opt for a bright jewel-toned pencil instead of your go to basic black.




Topshop Jersey Pencil Skirt [12] ($50)

Work Fashion Under $50

Imagine these with a crisp white blouse, even leopard print, for totally reinvented-business-casual.




Forever 21 High Waist Bell Bottom Pants [13] ($23)

Work Fashion Under $50

Tap into your sweet side and add this little blouse to your black skinny pants.




Asos Scalloped Collar Blouse [14] ($44)

Work Fashion Under $50

A length that's always business-appropriate, ladylike, and just itching to be cinched with a pretty belt and paired with Summer platforms — plus, we love the fantastic print and two colors to choose from.




Vero Moda Vintage Print Midi Shirt Dress [15] ($45)


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