Frugal Friday’s Workwear Report: Double Layer Front Tee

Our daily workwear reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices.

If you’re looking for an opaque t-shirt, double-layered tops are always a good bet. This one is $42 at Boden and comes in five colors, including a light and a dark blue — we’re featuring the red because that’s what’s pictured on the model. N.B. that it’s available in white as well. So if you’re specifically looking for an opaque, 3/4-sleeved white shirt, do check this out. It’s machine washable and it’s getting good reviews, with customers often commenting on its appropriateness for work. Double Layer Front Tee

Here’s a plus-size option that also comes in five colors. (It appears a bit more casual than the Boden top — it’s hard to tell by the photos alone, but hey, Nordstrom has free returns.)

This post contains affiliate links and Corporette® may earn commissions for purchases made through links in this post. For more details see here. Thank you so much for your support!

Seen a great piece you’d like to recommend? Please e-mail [email protected]

Thursday’s Workwear Report: Tweed Jacket

Our daily workwear reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices.

Uniqlo has a very interesting collaboration with French designer Inès de la Fressange — the collection just arrived in stores on September 1. This tweed jacket looks really lovely — I like the sort of nipped-in, schoolboy look and the dark gray of the tweed, and the fact that it’s only $99. It used to also be available in a wine color that is now sold out online, but check your local stores if you’re dying for a wine tweed jacket. The navy is still available, and there are matching navy pants. Sizes are XXS–XXL. IDLF Tweed Jacket

Here is a plus-size jacket with two color options (also comes in petites, woman, and woman petites).

This post contains affiliate links and Corporette® may earn commissions for purchases made through links in this post. For more details see here. Thank you so much for your support!

Seen a great piece you’d like to recommend? Please e-mail [email protected]

Wednesday’s Workwear Report: Colorblock Sheath Dress

Our daily workwear reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices.

The interesting thing about Lauren Ralph Lauren (and the other many names they sell under) is that they’ve had the same or similar dresses for about 1,000 years, and they’re all pretty good bets for the office — although some of them cross the line into office/cocktail. They’re made from a stretchy, almost crepe-y material — I wouldn’t call it a heavy ponte or anything like that — and they’re usually machine washable. The color isn’t going to fade, and they’re not going to pill, but the fabric feels kind of fake because it’s typically something like 95% polyester and 5% elastane like this one. If you’re OK with that (and possibly willing to wear Spanx), they can be a really good part of your work wardrobe. This pretty colorblock dress is available in plus sizes (14W–24W) at Nordstrom and is $119. Colorblock Sheath Dress

Similar options are available in green for petites, black/cream for sizes 2–18, and burgundy/black for sizes S–XL (for only $59).

This post contains affiliate links and Corporette® may earn commissions for purchases made through links in this post. For more details see here. Thank you so much for your support!

Seen a great piece you’d like to recommend? Please e-mail [email protected]

Tuesday’s Workwear Report: Side-Knot Skirt

Our daily workwear reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices.

This side-knot skirt from Diane von Furstenberg is gorgeous. I love the stretch suiting fabric, the decorative knot at the waist, and the front overlay. I also love that it actually has pockets (and it’s a hidden side zip so I don’t think it’s exactly a wrap). It’s styled in an interesting way with these loafer mules, although I think it would look like a classic, sophisticated skirt with just normal pumps — but that’s me. It’s $248 at Shopbop and comes in sizes 0–14. Side Knot Skirt

Two lower-priced options are at Last Call and Amazon, and ASOS has one in sizes 12–24.

This post contains affiliate links and Corporette® may earn commissions for purchases made through links in this post. For more details see here. Thank you so much for your support!

Seen a great piece you’d like to recommend? Please e-mail [email protected]

Splurge Monday’s Workwear Report: Fringe Trim Open Jacket

Our daily workwear reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices.

I always thing of IRO as having amazing leather jackets, but this fringe-trim open jacket is really nice too, and I like the dark red “grenadine” color. It’s made from a cotton-rich knit, which is great for this time of year, and the few reviews it has so far are positive. It’s $380 at Nordstrom. Fringe Trim Open Jacket

For something more affordable, try these options: Elie TahariClub Monaco, or Shoptiques. For plus sizes, ASOS has a boucle jacket that goes up to size 22 (well, 24, but that size is sold out), and Talbots has another option.

This post contains affiliate links and Corporette® may earn commissions for purchases made through links in this post. For more details see here. Thank you so much for your support!

Seen a great piece you’d like to recommend? Please e-mail [email protected]

Frugal Friday’s Workwear Report: 7th Ave Colorblock Sheath Dress

Our daily workwear reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices.

I spied this colorblock sheath dress in the window at New York & Company recently, and it looks like a great dress if you’re looking for something that’s bold but easy to mute with a blazer or cardigan in darker color like burgundy, dark purple, or black. (It also comes in a green combination.) It has a hidden back zip and is machine washable, it’s available in sizes XS-XL, and it’s getting great reviews. The dress is affordable, too — it was $70 but right now is 30% off, bringing it to $49. 7TH Ave Colorblock Sheath Dress

Eloquii has a plus-size option.

This post contains affiliate links and Corporette® may earn commissions for purchases made through links in this post. For more details see here. Thank you so much for your support!

Seen a great piece you’d like to recommend? Please e-mail [email protected]

work fashion blog press mentions