Having a great neutral skirt in your basic work wardrobe is important. Notice we didn’t say black, this skirt should be in a solid color that will mix and match into your existing closet. Some colors to consider are tan, brown, navy, charcoal, and of course black. We have discussed in other blog posts the best skirts to fit your figure. You should also consider the types of tops you have on hand when you pick out your basic. To get you inspired we have put together some outfits on Polyvore. Then we went shopping and found you the best basic skirts to add to your wardrobe today.
Banana Republic Women: Wool-blend textured pencil skirt – Carob chip $90, available in regular, petite, and tall sizes.
Old Navy Women: Women’s Essential Pencil Skirt – New Black $29.50 available in regular, petite, and tall sizes plus also in grey and dark brown.
At Dillard’s Alex Marie “Jamie” Skirt, $89 and Westbound Gored Skirt in Navy, Chocolate, or Black for $30
For Plus size options we turned to Lane Bryant.
Belt trimmed skirt, $49.50
High-low hem skirt, $49.50
Any of these skirts will make a beautiful update to your work wardrobe. Stay tuned to Workchic.com to learn about creating a solid foundation in your closet to build remarkable outfits around.
The full line will be available on Workchic in a few weeks, but today we just had to give you a sneak peak. We have been doing some shopping ourselves and found some very Workchic looks to share with you. These next outfits are right from our own shopping carts!
I fell in love with this skirt and knit top combination! Pair it with a beaded bracelet and black tote to finish the look. I pulled a pair of peep toe pumps out of my closet too.
Ribbon Detail Tee, $39.50
Bold Box-Pleat Skirt, Reg $59.50, currently on sale for $29.75
Bead and Metal Stretch Bracelet, $22.50
Grommet Hobo, $59.50
This black and white skirt is on Melissa’s radar. She will look chic wearing it tucked in and accessorized with a belt. Finish the look with a sophisticated necklace and clustered earrings.
Applique Afternoon Skirt, reg $69.50 on sale for $34.75
Bib Pleat Button Front Shirt, reg $44.50 on sale for $22.25
Obi Belt, $34.50
Sculptural Bead Pendant Necklace, $22.50
Beaded Cluster Earrings, $19.50
Here are a few more styles we love, with a little more color, from TheLimited.com. They put together a collection accentuated with painterly prints in fall tones called Art Works. Some of our favorite styles include the Fan Detail Top, Ribbon Zipper Tank Dress, and Pleated Ruffle Neck Top.
We are excited to have The Limited on board and hope you are too. Leave a comment and let us know what you think.
We are always mentioning the basics you have in your work wardrobe. If you missed it, we even wrote a whole blog series on the subject. You know you need to have them, but do you know why? We wanted to show you some ways to wear these wardrobe staples that aren’t basic at all! Let’s take a look at the white blouse.
You know you can simply wear this blouse with your basic trousers or with denim on Fridays. Accessorize it with a necklace as above or wear it alone. But, what else do you do with it? How do you wear this blouse to the office with other pieces? Would you ever consider wearing it with a printed skirt?
Tuck the blouse into the skirt and wear it high waisted. Just make sure the length is appropriate for your office environment. Finish off the look with a wide belt and necklace. The necklace should be worn under the top not over, so leave a button or two open without being overly revealing. If your feeling uncomfortable wear a white cami underneath the blouse. Finish the look with black peep toe pumps.
Narcissus-Print Pleated Skirt
Barse “Nouveau” Teardrop Necklace
Gianni Bini Leather Belt
J Vincent Pump
What about layering it under a scoop neck dress? Make sure the blouse you choose is fitted through the body and sleeve. This option ties back to our Colorblocking post from Thursday and our Wear Spring Dresses Now and Later post from a few weeks ago. Be sure to read those articles for even more ideas.
The nice feature on this dress is the tie back empire waist which will help keep the layered look clean and tailored. Try wearing your hair up or pulled back with larger earrings. Finish up this fresh Spring look with comfortable ballet flats.
London Times Colorblock Dress
Lucky Brand Teardrop Hoop Earrings
MICHAEL Michael Kors “Astor” Large Drawstring Satchel
Gianni Bini “Rylann” Flat
While we’re sure you know you can layer a blouse underneath a sweater or vest in the winter months, when the weather is a little warmer or uncertain you can also layer a blouse underneath a t-shirt or light printed top.
Of course you can wear this look with jeans for a casual office, but for business casual follow this outfit through with all of our instructions. With a lighter more flowy top like this, tuck in the blouse. If you chose a more casual t-shirt you can leave the shirt tails hanging down. Accessorize with a chic and distinctive watch. This look is also a great opportunity to start wearing your new Sandals.
Karen Kane Floral-Print Mesh Top
ABS by Allen Schwartz Wide-Leg Pants
Emporio Armani Leather-Strap Watch
Antonio Melani “Daniela” Sandals
You can wear your basics in more ways then you think. Try adding these looks from Dillard’s into your work wardrobe and build your outfits around that basic white blouse. For more professional offices add a blazer to the first two looks. As we said the last look can be worn with denim for casual offices. Otherwise you should have some pretty solid Business Casual looks lined up. So Start Shopping!