The Less Predictable Brands To Shop At For Affordable Work Clothes

Take a break from your go-to retailers.

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Influencer Stephanie Liu Hjelmeseth wears Garnet Hill, a trendy work clothing brand, on Instagram.

For many people, office-appropriate clothes and accessories count as an entirely separate category in your closet. Certain trends you’d wear on the weekends like cutouts and sheer fabric go against even the most lax dress codes. Conversely, pieces deemed meeting-appropriate — like a button-down tucked into a stuffy pencil skirt — can feel out of context when worn on casual weekend outings. Thus, as you try to build out your 9-to-5 essentials, this can quickly run up the bill. Thankfully, however, many brands today offer both functional and trendy work clothes on a budget. You just need to know where to shop.

Your first instinct might be to browse affordable retailers like Zara for the pieces you need. To avoid accidentally twinning with your coworker, however, it’s worth checking out other brands that offer high quality, budget-friendly pieces. Take a cropped cardigan from LESET or a ribbed pencil skirt from Favorite Daughter, for example — both of which are great for pairing with a button-down shirt or jazzing up a plain white tee. Meanwhile, chocolate brown pants from Re Ona will show off your fashion aptitude in a way that tailored black slacks can’t. If your company’s dress code leans on the less formal side, you can most definitely get away with wearing an almond-colored denim jumpsuit from Reformation.

The point being, there are many brands out there that offer trendy work clothes on a budget. (And you can even wear these pieces when you’re off-duty.) Ahead, shop 17 such office-friendly pieces.

Shop Trendy Work Clothes On A Budget

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