For those of you who received our newsletter, you already know that we are making updating your basics a top priority at Workchic.com. If you pick up any book on style, fashion magazine, or watch makeover shows; one thing always stressed is having a solid framework in your wardrobe consisting of key basics. We cannot express how important this is when it comes to your work clothes. So, for the next few months we will be blogging about these office staples. We suggest you take inventory. Pull out your go to pieces and check for missing buttons, frayed seams, stains, and most importantly make sure they fit properly. Then come shop with us to replace, update, or fill in any holes in your wardrobe. Let’s get started!
White Dress Shirt
This should be a key staple in your work wardrobe. A white dress shirt can be simple, traditional, or updated. We suggest having at least one classic silhouette, then adding a new version with a fashion twist. Whether your office is business, business casual, or casual you will find many ways to wear these blouses. Try layering one under your new vest. Or simply tuck it into a pinstriped trouser, add a skinny belt, and beaded necklace to complete the look. These are a go to piece when you are in a hurry or not sure what to wear. Keep reading for our suggestions in every size, shape, and price range.
Contemporary Sizes, Updated Silhouettes: The detail on this first one is subtle, Robert Rodriguez Fan Pleat Shirt. The second shirt is from MaxStudio.com and on sale for $68. This EMBROIDERED SHIRT also has a mandarin collar, perfect for layering under jackets and vests. Since tuxedo detailing and tie necks are a hot trend right now, we couldn’t miss this frill shirt from Esprit. Unroll the sleeves for a more professional look, or keep them rolled up and pair with dark wash jeans on casual friday.
Petite Styles: GAP: Stretch fitted shirt, $39.50, Brooks Brothers Petite Non-Iron Fitted Club Stripe Dress Shirt with DOW XLA™, Pintucked Oxford Shirt, $48. We are very excited about the re-launch of Petite Sophisticate’s website. Pick up this Ruffled Button Front Shirt to celebrate. We also love this figure enhancing Empire Surplice Blouse on sale now!
Plus Size Styles: First we have two classic silhouettes; Old Navy Ruffle Dress Shirts, $29.50 and C.J. Banks Fitted Shirt. Then we have a looser style accessorized with a beaded necklace, Pintucked JMS Shirt. Lastly a classic blouse for the office, updated with a Double Collar.
We hope we found the perfect white blouse for you to update your wardrobe with. Check our fit guide for help with sizing, and our tailor list to achieve your perfect fit.
Some of these great finds are from Old Navy and Gap. Did you know these site have one check out for all stores, including Piperlime? That makes there shipping one flat rate. We also have a discount from Esprit and Bedford Fair. Shop now to take advantage of these sales!
We will be discussing black pants in two weeks. Be sure to check back or sign up for our RSS feed and stay up to date on everything discussed at Workchic.com!