the sunday brief | work wardrobe staples

day and night

this sunday we’re taking a look at work wardrobe staples. i’m headed to NYC this week on a work junket so i’m packing nine-to-five outfits once again. plus, many of you have written asking for office attire inspiration. but it crossed my mind that if you don’t have the basics hanging in your closet it will be challenging to put a work-appropriate outfit together. did you know the number one reason you can’t find something to wear in the morning is that you don’t have the basics covered? yes, it always goes back to having the right wardrobe staples.

so i’ve put together my tried-and-true work basics to give you a jump start. and i’ve sourced new items for you. all you have to do is click through the shop the post widgets. last but not least, i’ve shared a video where i talk you through the basics. it’s as easy as 1-2-3!


nine to five outfit pinstripes and vest

pants | shirt | vest | shoes | handbag

back to basics

 pants | shirt similar here  | shoes similar here | handbag similar here | bracelets necklace | belt similar here| lipstick Heartless

pencil skirts

similar pencil skirt | similar denim shirt | similar moto jacket | similar shoes

faux weather friends

similar pencil skirt | similar blouse | similar sweater | similar pumps

silk shirts

denim | similar silk shirt | similar blazer

outfit ideas over 50

denim | similar shirt | similar sweater | similar pumps

white shirt

talbots 70th anniversary capsule collectionshirt | skirt | handbag

knit shells

similar knit shell | skirt | similar blazer | similar blazer


day and night

similar dress | similar leather blazer | similar boots | similar scarf

prep palette

similar skirt | similar shirt | similar blazer


working stiff

bracelet | shoes | handbag | lip shade – Brigitte | similar earrings | bracelet

statement necklace

florals and polka dots

spring rhaposody


trench coat