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The Most Affordable Places To Shop For Your Office Wardrobe

By Erica Jimenez··  4 min read
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After two years of working from home, many of us are finally headed back into the office. That leaves us with the monumental task of rebuilding our work wardrobe.

We can’t be going to the office in sweats anymore (sorry). So what on earth are we supposed to wear? The idea of finding comfortable yet chic and professional clothing can leave even the most sophisticated woman stumped.

That’s why we’ve decided to round up our favorite brands for chic, elegant workwear that won’t break the bank. After all, sophisticated women appreciate high quality at a good price. Whether you’re looking for simple dresses, pants that actually fit, or a sustainable alternative to your polyester blouses, we’ve got you covered. 

1. & Other Stories: Great for Trousers and Blazers

Designed in Stockholm, Paris, and Los Angeles, & Other Stories blends styles from the most effortless style cultures. They’re known for their simple basics and structured tailoring, which is perfect for starting off your work wardrobe revamp.

And although you’re unlikely to wear a pair of jeans to work, Kate Middleton’s most-worn set of jeans is actually from & Other Stories – and who are we to question a princess?

Some of Our Faves

and other stories blazer
Tailored Blazer for $149
and other stories knit cardigan
Gold Button Knit Cardigan for $149
and other stories creased pants
Flared Press Crease Pants for $89

2. Quince: Affordable Silk and Cashmere

Quince believes in offering luxury fabrics at an affordable price. Their clothing is made with only natural fibers, which means it’s much more sustainable than your average polyester blouse. Why waste your money on polyester when you can get silk for the same price? 

Some of Our Faves

quince silk blouse
Washable Stretch Silk Notch Collar Blouse for $59.90
quince cashmere sweater
Mongolian Cashmere V-Neck Sweater for $50
quince knit dress
Fit & Flare Knit Dress for $39.90

3. Mango: Perfect for Dresses, Jackets, and Shirts

A known celebrity favorite for everyone from Gigi Hadid to Katie Holmes, Mango offers high quality style at an affordable price point. The Spanish retailer is following in the footsteps of style giant Zara, but aims at a more sophisticated clientele. Their style finds the perfect balance between classic and trendy, making it the perfect place to shop for your wardrobe staples. 

Some of Our Faves

mango print wrap dress
Print Wrap Dress for $79.99 
mango vent skirt
Vent Midi Skirt for $79.99
mango tweed jacket
Pocket Tweed Jacket for $99.99

4. Express: Go-To for Dresses and Trousers 

Express has long been a go-to for chic but functional work clothing, and there’s a good reason. They offer a huge range of sizes from petite to plus size, and their selection can’t be matched. Express is a great place to find dress pants that will actually fit.

Some of Our Faves

express sheath dress
Draped Mock Neck Midi Sheath Dress for $88.00
express ankle pant
High Waisted Pleated Ankle Pant for $80.00
express jumpsuit
V-Neck Tie Waist Jumpsuit for $88.00

5. Silk Maison: High-Quality Blouses and Blazers

While their name may sound luxuriously French, this U.S.-based company shares Quice’s belief that silk should be accessible. They offer an extensive selection of silk skirts, blouses, dresses, and nightwear. Whether you’re looking for the perfect blouse for work or an elegant dress for the company party, you’re sure to find something here.

Some of Our Faves

silk maison blouse
Bateau Slashed Cuff Silk Blouse for $89
silk maison skirt
Bias Cut Silk Skirt for $88
silk maison wool coat
Belted Wool Coat for $179

6. Marks & Spencer: Affordable Basics

Marks & Spencer, a UK-based brand, has long held a reputation for being the go-to for corporate staples, and we think it’s time Americans caught on to the trend. You may be shocked to discover that the brand is another one of Kate Middleton’s favorites for classy basics, especially once you see how affordable the clothes are. 

Some of Our Faves

marks and spencer blouse
Collared Long Sleeve Shirt for $39
marks and spencer wrap dress
Printed Collared Midi Wrap Dress for $60
marks and spencer blazer
Slim Single Breasted Blazer for $95

If You Want To Splurge – MM LaFleur: Curated Professional Style

M.M.LaFleur was founded on the premise that stylish women may not have time to shop for their own clothes, and they needed somewhere to go. Enter, M.M.LaFleur, where you can work with a personal stylist to curate your perfect work wardrobe. While it may be a bit pricey, it’s certainly a good brand to follow as a leader in its niche. 

Some of Our Faves

mm lafleur monica top
The Monica Top - Silk Jersey for $265
mm lafleur MollyCardigan
The Molly Cardigan for $265
mm lafleur GabriellaDress
Gabriella Dress for $365

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