So far this month you have cleaned out your closet, updated your basics, and dropped off select pieces at the tailor. Now you want to make your work wardrobe feel fresh but don’t want to spend a fortune. Don’t worry; we are here to help you with that too. We recommend setting a seasonal budget and allocating between basics, tops, and accessories to maximize your impact.
Once you’ve taken the time to get your basic foundation pieces in place- have fun with accessories. A statement necklace makes a tee and cardigan feel fresh. This Double Stranded Bead Necklacefrom Charlotte Russe is only $6.99. The
Beaded Dangle Earrings are only $4 and will draw attention up to your face. Never under estimate the power of a scarf to update your look. This Linen style from Silk Road Spirit is $27.95 and can be styled in many ways. That’s less than $40 on three new looks.
Blouses are what make the biggest change to your work wardrobe. After all you spend most of your time seated at a desk. Selecting one piece in a fun print will liven up your look mid week. To learn which prints are right for your age and office, check out our post on trends at any age. New York & Company Women’s Grey Floral Drop Shoulder Slouchy Sweater is available for $39.95. Brustroke Blouse from Apt 9 is $21.99 and AB Studio Circle Yoryu Blouse in green chiffon is $24.99 at Kohl’s.
Color makes a big impact, but so does style and texture. That’s why this Bow Detail Crew from The Limited caught our eye at $29.99 along with Laura Ashley CROSS PLEAT BIB BLOUSE. Our final blouse selection is from Modcloth.com. Love ‘Em and Leaf ‘Em Top top is $29.99.
If you’re on a tight budget and want the maximum impact, keep your bottoms basic. Use your budget on high impact accessories and unique blouses. The six styles we selected add up to less than $200. Select your favorites, add on some accessories, and maximize your basics. Challenge yourself to create as many unique looks for the office as you can. Happy Shopping!