With many people heading back to the office, you may find yourself wondering, “Wait, what do I wear to the office?” Whether you need a workwear refresher or just want to revitalize your professional wardrobe, here are some essentials for office wear in 2022.
1) A Classic Midi Dress
Ultra-mini skirts may be trending amongst TikTok influencers, but at the office, the midi dress still reigns supreme.
Who What Wear Collection Daphne Gathered Scoop-Neck Dress
This dress could be worn essentially anywhere and look great, but I think it would look incredibly wonderful at the office. The skinny belt is a flattering detail, and a midi dress with an A-line skirt will look stylish without being fussy during the work day.
2) Comfy & Sleek Sneakers
Sneakers at the office are more acceptable than ever before, especially when they are minimalist and sleek.
LØCI x Reed Nine
These sneakers, made in collaboration with Nikki Reed, are sustainably made using 100% recycled materials, including a cork insole that feels soft and supportive on your feet. And don’t fret about the white hue; these shoes are also water-resistant so they’ll stay clean.
3) Layering Pieces
Still readjusting to the office thermostat that you can’t change? Layering pieces will keep you looking cool no matter the temperature.
Parrish LA Jayden Knit Cropped Vest
This cropped knit vest can be worn alone or over your go-to button down or even the midi dress shown above.
4) A Dapper Suit
Men in search of a good summer suit should look for lightweight fabrics and lighter hues to keep them cool while looking cool.
Indochino Knotting Birdseye Light Sage Suit
For men looking to switch up their typical suit style, I highly recommend this sage green suit from Indochino.
5) A Go-To Versatile Purse
Tote bags are great, but if you are like me and tend to overstuff your work tote, it might be worth it to switch things up with a smaller purse that can carry you from work to after-hours drinks.
NOIRANCA Miriam Bag in Black
The geometric shapes of this NOIRANCA purse—inspired by origami—set it apart from other similar style purses. It is also made with PETA-approved vegan leather.
6) An Oversize Button-Down
Everyone needs a few go-to button-down shirts in their workwear wardrobe. These days, it’s time to forgo the fitted styles in favor of comfortable loose-fit styles.
RtA Sierra Shirt
This button-down shirt from RtA features a cool striped print that will look great with all your workwear separates. For an off-duty look, you can rock the matching boxer-style shorts, too!
7) Easy Breezy Pants
Wide legs and elastic waistbands bring ease and comfort to office attire.
Cuyana Linen Wide Leg Pant
These linen pants from Cuyana were made for warm summer months, and I love the ochre hue that is a unique alternative to typical “neutral” colors.
8) A Statement Blazer
Sure, a black blazer will always be cool, but I challenge you to rock a bright colored blazer this season to the office for an on-trend look that stands out.
Kianna Sienna Blazer
Kelly green is having a huge moment right now, and this Kianna blazer is a wonderful way to rock the trend. Pair with the matching skirt or style with your favorite straight leg jeans for a more casual ensemble.
9) Elevated WFH Favorites
We’ve gotten used to our WFH wardrobe favorites, aka sweatpants, pajamas, and so on, but it’s time to reimagine these cozy favorites for the office.
Reuben Oliver The Cable V-Neck Hoodie
A cable knit hoodie is still a hoodie at heart, but one that looks cool and sophisticated for the office rather than schlubby. You’ll never go back to your old hoodies again.