New year, new you, right? As a professional shopper, I know a thing or two about easy ways to upgrade your workwear wardrobe. I’m talking about wearable pieces that’ll make your jeans, pencil skirts and blouses feel like new. This list spans pieces from fun printed styles to chic toppers, and includes crocheted items that are trending so hard that they’ll line your closet next season.
1. Crochet-Paneled Dress from Yilda
The start of 2019 sees the resurgence of crochet in sophisticated ways. Even monochrome sheath dresses are getting a crochet treatment. This refined nude-hued dress is an early entry into the trend.
2. Balloon-Sleeve Piped Sweater from PEPER
My closet is dominated by easy-to-throw-on sweaters and jeans. Simple, elegant and versatile, this lightweight piped sweater is perfect for any occasion. The high collar makes it ideal for wearing with tailored coats during the work week.
3. Longline Plaid Blazer from DABAGIRL
We’ll need some light layers to transition into spring, so it’s time to rediscover the classic plaid blazer. Its slick cut and timeless check pattern instantly upgrade any look, from wide-leg pants and crop tops to even sequin shorts for fun nights out.
4. Ruffled Lace Top from ode’
Ruffles lend a dash of drama to any outfit, and lace is the epitome of romance. Featuring both, this intricate frilly top is what I’d like to wear to work this upcoming season. The best way to style a romantic piece like this is to keep it simple. Just team with neutral skirts or pared-back denims.
5. Woolen Wrap Coat from ode’
Outerwear easily makes a statement. It always speaks first no matter what you’re wearing underneath. Try changing up your puffer jacket with this muted, sleekly tailored coat made from quality wool blend. The figure-flattering topper comes with a matching sash that conveniently cinches the waist.
6. Whiskered Straight-Cut Jeans from MICHYEORA
Tis the season to put our skinny jeans away – at least for a while to experiment with the straight-leg trend. These high-rise, lightly whiskered jeans effortlessly upgrade your casual everyday looks. Why not tuck in a bodysuit for a ’90s look?
7. Tailored Jumpsuit from DABAGIRL
Give your dresses some rest and embrace a new badass look with this tailored jumpsuit. Details such as the sharp lapels, nipped-in waist and cap shoulders pack a punch. There’s no hassle styling it – just slip into the right sweater and heels.
8. Faux Suede Boxy Tote Bag from DABAGIRL
I keep in my bag at all times my laptop, sunglasses, water bottle and enough hand cream to last me a year. This boxy tote comes as a pleasant surprise as I was shopping for a new bag that’s roomy enough to accommodate all these. It’d be able to hold everything you’d possibly need. It also comes in a luxurious faux suede finish and sharp silhouette to polish any look.
9. Faux Fur-Trimmed Pointed Mules from DABAGIRL
Who needs heels to amp up LBDs when you can have fancy mules like this fur-trimmed pair? You can easily take these comfy yet statement-making kicks from the office to happy hour.
10. Pleather Sock Boots from LIPHOP
When it comes to boots, I believe the comfier, the better! These knit-paneled boots are a cute pair you’ll want to live in. The versatile design makes styling a breeze and effortlessly rounds out multi-patterned ensembles.