Whether you just landed your first big gig or the internship of your dreams, that post-offer relief has likely started to wear off as your start date approaches聽and聽those first-day jitters begin to sink in. The whole proving yourself thing is likely stress factor numero uno, but navigating the world of 鈥渨orkwear鈥 isn鈥檛 far behind. Your everyday uniform聽of t-shirts and jeans聽isn鈥檛 going to cut it at your newly acquired nine-to-five, but your budget hasn鈥檛 reached corner-office levels yet either (and there鈥檚 those three little words 鈥斅student loan payment 鈥聽to think about too). Luckily,聽you don鈥檛 have to have mad cash or do a total closet overhaul to establish a killer work wardrobe.聽With just a few versatile pieces, you can class up your existing wardrobe like that.聽Scroll on for 19 girl boss-approved finds that will have you looking cubicle-ready in no time.


1. Loft On-Duty Blazer ($118):聽If your budget only allows you to pick a handful of items for your new office gig, make sure this ready-for-anything blazer is one of them.聽Blazers have a way of making even the most mundane pieces feel instantly sophisticated, plus they鈥檙e prime time for battling unpredictable office temps in style.


2. J.Crew Pintucked Midi Skirt ($118): A polished pencil skirt is always a winner in HR鈥檚 style book, and this vibrant floral number is no different. Pops of brilliant color add a punch of personality to a tried-and-true silhouette, while managing to serve as a blank canvas for button-downs and blouses in a range of colors and styles. Did we mention聽it has a secret weapon? Pockets!


3. The Horse Rose Gold/Black Band Watch ($119):聽Your phone has officially taken over in the timepiece department, but between dead batteries and the temptation to check Instagram mid-meeting 鈥 you know, when you鈥檙e 鈥渢aking notes鈥 鈥 an old-school watch is your best bet. Beyond logistics, a sleek ticker (especially one this chic) will turn up the polish on any on-the-job ensemble with a simple flick of the wrist.


4. Madewell Drapey Oversized Boyfriend Shirt ($72): An oversized button-down is a closet workhorse that聽will never do you wrong. Tucked into high-waisted trousers or a swishy accordion-pleat skirt (in metallic fabric, no less), it鈥檚 a foolproof piece that you鈥檒l reach for聽every single聽time.


5.聽Warehouse Backless Slip On Shoes聽($64): Dressed to impress doesn鈥檛 have to mean donning a pair of sky-high pumps.聽Low-lying steppers (comfort first, people!) are key for girl bosses with a serious commute or a job that requires you to be on your feet all day. Loafers, Oxfords and of-the-moment slip-on styles, like this snake-inspired pair, will keep feet happy and pain-free so you can stay focused on the important stuff 鈥 like slaying that to-do list.


6. Banana Republic Tuxedo Ankle-Leg Jumpsuit ($148):聽It happens to the best of us 鈥 you hit snooze one too many times and all of sudden your morning turns into a mad dash to get to the office on time. Consider this streamlined jumpsuit the answer to your oops-I-slept-in-again woes. Slip it on with block-heel pumps and a topknot for a perfectly pulled-together #OOTD that comes together in seconds.


7. Cuyana Classic Leather Tote ($175):聽Your itsy-bitsy crossbody bag just can鈥檛 handle all your workweek swag (laptop, lunch, commuting shoes, you name it), so a sturdy tote is non-negotiable. Don鈥檛 let the luxe leather on this timeless tote fool you 鈥 this tried-and-true number is made to last and boasts an interior roomy enough to聽stash all of your everyday essentials (and snacks).


8.聽ASOS Floral Obi Wrap Dress ($73):聽The wrap dress is a must for every working woman, whether you work in a creative environment or a corporate jungle. So yeah 鈥 you鈥檙e going to want to add one to your on-the-clock shopping list. Team it with a statement cuff and peep-toe booties for a modern look that will take you from desk to drinks, no problem.


9. Aspinal of London iPad Mini Sleeve ($135):聽While you鈥檙e fine-tuning your threads, take a look at your tech too. Upgrade your old-school iPad cover with a luxe leather sleeve that鈥檚 ready to take on boardroom meetings and networking events like a boss.


10. C/meo Collective Disposition Silk Top ($240):聽When you need a break from button-downs and fancy blouses, bust out this architectural silk top. You may not be able to rock your favorite tee to work, but this relaxed-yet-refined style is the next best thing. Worn alongside printed wide-leg trousers and asymmetric drop earrings, it鈥檚 the key to endless corporate-cool ensembles that are comfy to boot.


11. By Boe Large Teardrop Hoops ($30):聽Leave home without a little office bling? You wouldn鈥檛 dare! Elevate your go-to hoop earrings to working-girl status with these minimalist teardrops that will look ah-mazing paired with a classic suit or bright, graphic separates.


12. Urban Outfitters Mary Suede Heel ($79):聽Why should classic black pumps have all the fun? Shake up culottes, structured sheath dresses and pencil skirts with suede pumps that will give you a confidence boost, while keeping feet comfortable and blister-free as you dash between working groups聽and meet-and-greets.


13. & Other Stories Wide Tailored Trousers ($90):聽The holy trinity of work trousers definitely includes these wide-leg beauties. While they were totally made with conservative settings in mind, they鈥檒l fit in flawlessly in a more laid-back environment when worn with a pajama-style top and bright聽mules. Can you say major bang for your buck?


14. HD in Paris聽Vieques Shift ($158):聽Forget the LBD 鈥 a well-rounded work wardrobe does not depend on basics alone. This color-block frock has just as much wear-anywhere appeal as any snoozy black shift, and a lot more personality. Paired with a sleeveless blazer and suede slingbacks, it鈥檚 guaranteed to make a fab first impression 鈥 both on and off the clock.


15. Saint James for J.Crew Slouchy T-Shirt ($90):聽Just in case you were in need of yet another reason to swoon over Breton stripes, this is it: This Parisian chic top will聽do just as much for your work-week repertoire as it does for your off-duty uniform.聽Besides going with everything in your closet, it鈥檚 easy to dress it up and down. Wear it on Monday with belted trousers and a tailored blazer for that big presentation, then team it with silk joggers, pumps and a sleek choker for casual Friday.


16. Marc Fisher LTD Toni Lace-Up Pointy-Toe Pump ($180): No matter where your daily grind takes you, these lace-up pumps will see to it that you get there in style. The chic gold hardware, suede upper and RN silhouette are polished enough to take you from AM聽to PM聽no problem, which is essential 鈥 聽this girl doesn鈥檛 have time for costume changes!


17. Zara Cropped Trousers聽($70):聽Prepare to take the corporate world by storm with these flowy culottes. Not only will they look sharp with a bow neck blouse and flatform brogues, but they could just as easily be dressed down with an off-the-shoulder top and wedges for a casual dinner date.


18.聽Babaton聽Marcelo Vest ($245):聽Sizzling summer temps can鈥檛 keep you from getting down to business, especially when you have this effortless belted vest on standby. It鈥檚 tailored enough to slip a strappy sundress under the noses of HR and effortless enough to lend a business-casual look to prim-and-proper pieces.


19. Anthropologie Sculpted Collar Necklace ($64):聽Whether you鈥檙e beach bummin鈥 or crunching numbers, making a statement is just what you do. You might not be able to strut into the office in an #OOTD that would make fashion week street style photographers gawk (sigh), but you can sport a look-at-me bauble or two. This sculptural collar is sophisticated enough to wear on the daily and eye-catching enough to live up to your haute style sensibilities.

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