When it comes to suiting up for your nine-to-five, you鈥檝e been trained to reach for the button-downs and slacks without hesitation. But girlll, that鈥檚 just not the way to go about it. You theoretically *should* be dressing for the job you want. Here at Brit + Co HQ, we鈥檙e all about non-boring boardroom style essentials that steer clear of conventional workplace dress codes. No matter what career field you aspire to work in, we鈥檝e got you covered with 15 girlboss-approved outfit ideas that are guaranteed to turn some heads, no matter what your profession.


1. Model: Free People The Abby Suit ($350): A hectic sched filled to the brim with back-to-back go-sees and modeling gigs鈥 sound familiar? When you鈥檙e not glamming it up for the camera, keep things on the DL with this retro printed co-ord that will never steer you wrong 鈥 just add towering platforms for instant style cred. BIG shocker: You鈥檝e already got that model-off-duty look down pat. We wonder why?


2. Publicist: J.Crew Collection Cigarette Pant in Heavy Shantung ($198): You鈥檝e got places to go, people to meet, and brands to promote. AKA, you鈥檝e always got to be on your A++ game. A little swagger a la these metallic cigarette pants 鈥 and BOOM 鈥 you鈥檙e suddenly Jenna Lyon鈥檚 savvy spectacle-wearing twin. Plus, you鈥檒l be cocktail-ready for any and all post-work networking events in your iCal.


3. Capitol Hill: Reformation Nothing Top ($98): You鈥檝e worked in politics long enough to know your words cannot be censored. (Pssst: And neither can your style, for that matter.) Team this sheer embroidered button-down with a smart blazer, a streamlined pencil skirt, and power pumps for a non-traditional Capitol Hill-bound look that results in absolutely #noregrets.


4. DJ: Bing Bang Baller Money Sign Studs ($48): Look at you making it rain dolla dolla bills with your sick mixing skillz! As a DJ, you pretty much have free reign to wear whatever you want 鈥 think: holographic windbreakers, fishnet tops, and leather-feel everything. Proceed to bring in the moolah with these 鈥渞ich girl鈥 studs that call to mind Sir Mix-a-Lot. Bling, bling.


5. Photographer: Everlane The Silk Wide Leg Pant ($125): Whether you鈥檙e working on location or editing photos from the comfort of your favorite coffee shop, non-fussy separates that can be styled with ease are a no-brainer. Toss these striped wide-leg silk pants (they feel like pajama bottoms!) on with a mock-neck tank and contemporary loafers for a jam-packed day of shooting.


6. On Air Personality: ASOS Clean Obi Wrap Dress With V Front ($68): This just in: You鈥檙e actually an IRL Kelly Ripa or Oprah Winfrey. Being on-air all day err鈥檇ay means you鈥檙e accustomed to looking your best (blame it on bad camera lighting, y鈥檃ll). Not only does this blush pink wrap dress scream morning show-ready, but it鈥檒l make you look profesh AF when on-air. The ultra-flattering wrap silhouette and knee-grazing length don鈥檛 hurt either.


7. CEO: French Connection Manzoni 3D Floral Lace Pencil Skirt ($188): Who runs this world? That would be you, Miss CEO. Strike the perfect balance between young working professional and modern-day boss lady with this stunning blue 3D lace pencil skirt that鈥檚 the definition of fierce. Just add a collared shirt, a top-handle satchel, and ankle-strap steppers FTW. Kicking butt and taking names has never looked so good, if we do say so ourselves.


8. Accountant: Banana Republic Tassel Loafers ($128): Make crunching numbers look good 鈥 like exceptionally good 鈥 with these menswear-inspired tassel loafers that promise to work their magic around the clock. Need we say more?


9. Makeup Artist: Zara Frill and Patches Dress ($40): It doesn鈥檛 matter if you鈥檙e dishing advice from behind the beauty counter, working fashion week, or penning your own beauty column, you鈥檙e all about bringing the drama (with a capital D). Just as you would opt for hot pink eyeliner without a second thought, this scene-stealing dress isn鈥檛 even up for debate. Between the kitschy patches, all over frills and voluminous shoulders, it鈥檒l only be a matter of time before you鈥檙e taking charge.


10. Curator or Museum Director: Ted Baker Sippah Scallop Trim Cropped Top ($165): While a certain level of professionalism is required in the art world, a little personal flair goes a long way, baby. (You鈥檙e surrounded by some of the world鈥檚 most renowned masterpieces, for Pete鈥檚 sake!) Proceed to team this muted pink scallop trim top with printed palazzo pants (or paint splatter jeans) and artful Alexander Calder-inspired earrings for maximum impact.


11. Wall Street Boss Lady: H&M Sleeveless Jumpsuit ($70): Wall Street, watch out! This HBIC right here is putting snoozy corporate jobs back on the radar, one jumpsuit at a time. Ditch your run-of-the-mill uniform consisting of billowy blouses and pencil skirts for this envelope-pushing tuxedo-inspired jumpsuit that takes business professional to new heights. DO drape a white blazer over your shoulders for a ceaselessly chic getup.


12. Stylist: Topshop Belted Peg Trousers ($68): Comfort is key here, especially since there鈥檚 no such thing as a typical nine-to-five work day. Between picking up samples, previewing upcoming collections, and meeting with clients, you鈥檙e constantly on your feet. Introducing the laid-back-chic peg trousers (in a brilliant cobalt blue hue, no less) you鈥檒l reach for without fail. Tuck in a pajama-style blouse and slip into some sensible trainers for around-the-clock wearability.


13. Fashion Editor: Meg Shops Slip Dress ($229): You? A fashion editor? We would鈥檝e never guessed. It鈥檚 true when they say that a fashion insider can be spotted at least a mile away 鈥 you鈥檝e just got 鈥渢he lewk.鈥 Demonstrate your FROW style sensibilities with this abstract slip dress that鈥檚 practically made for layering over a thin turtleneck. All that鈥檚 missing are some killer hoops, a pair of vampy steppers, and whatever It bag of the moment is currently making rounds.


14. Art Director: Marimekko Tea Noppa Shirt ($95): You鈥檙e a visual enthusiast at heart with a penchant for minimalist design and good aesthetics. Take a 鈥渓ess is more鈥 approach to your corporate dress code with this checkerboard print t-shirt and some accompanying paper bag waist trousers for a getup that reads head honcho. Chelsea boots may or may not be in order.


15. Fashion Designer: Pixie Market Red Stripe Front Tie Shirt ($106): When you鈥檙e not working on sketches in your at-home studio, you鈥檙e off meeting with clients, sourcing fabrics, and conducting final model fittings. This avant-garde take on your everyday work shirt (THAT tie-front twist!) will be right up your alley. You鈥檒l find a way to team it alongside everything in your wardrobe, including but not limited to your beloved frayed hem jeans and backless mules.

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