When we’re getting ready for work in the morning, our minds are usually racing with thoughts about upcoming deadlines, meetings, and projects. And in the meantime, we’re tasked with picking out the right ensemble to get the job done with confidence. No matter how much you love fashion or how awesome your wardrobe is, there are always going to be days, and even weeklong stretches, when you just stand in front of your closet with a blank look wondering what you should wear.
Fortunately, this is not going to be one of those weeks since the internet is constantly brimming with a fresh batch of work outfit ideas, thanks to the constant cycle of fashion weeks. And there’s no better place to look for style inspiration than on the streets of London, Milan, New York, and Paris in between shows. When we asked “Who What Wear” associate editor Kristen Nichols to weigh in on the best timeless trends that work in an office setting, she noted “seeing lots of strong suiting, unexpected bold hues, vintage-inspired denim, and modern takes on the kitten heel (this season’s It shoe),” which we can definitely get behind.
With this in mind, we rounded up our top 10 favorite office-approved looks to take note of. Rest assured, each outfit formula hits the style trifecta: Aside from being physically comfortable, you’ll be taken seriously professionally and feel confident. To make your mornings a little easier (and your office a lot more stylish), peruse these work outfit ideas.