Tuesday’s Workwear Report: Rhodes Blazer in Italian Wool

Pink Blazer: J.Crew Rhodes Blazer in Italian Wool Our daily workwear reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices.

I kind of love that they’ve called this color “wild flamingo.” Not just flamingo, guys — it’s WILD flamingo! Unless you work in a creative field I think an all-pink suit would be a bit difficult to wear, but a pink blazer could be just the thing to add a pop of color to a wardrobe built on neutrals. I’d wear it with all black clothes and a red lip just for a bit of fun contrast. The blazer is $198 at J.Crew, available in sizes 000-16 in regular, petite, and tall. Here are links for the matching pants and skirt, should you want to coordinate. J.Crew Rhodes Blazer in Italian Wool

Here’s a lower-priced option and a plus-size alternative.

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Splurge Monday’s Workwear Report: ‘Shields’ Belted Stripe Silk Shirtdress

Striped Silk Work Dress: Equipment 'Shields' Belted Stripe Silk ShirtdressOur daily workwear reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices.

Gawrgeous — I’m loving the trend of vertical stripes on dresses right now. This silk shirtdress from Equipment feels grown up and feminine — not “borrowed from the boys” either metaphorically or truly (I can’t stand when “shirt dresses” look like you’re an aspiring fashion designer in an ’80s movie whose idea of fashion is to steal her boyfriend/father’s shirt and belt it). I love the way the pattern meets up on the skirt, too — it’s graceful and interesting. The dress is $458 at Nordstrom. Equipment ‘Shields’ Belted Stripe Silk Shirtdress

A couple of more affordable shirtdresses are here and here; here’s a plus-size option.

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Frugal Friday’s Workwear Report: Wool Blend Pinstripe Blouse

Short-Sleeve Work Shirt: Brooks Brothers Red Fleece Wool Blend Pinstripe Blouse Our daily workwear reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices.

This entire outfit is now deeply discounted over at Brooks Brothers, which I suppose isn’t that hard to believe considering BB’s base clientele is probably not super interested in pinstriped pants with drawstrings and semi-cropped blouses. Still, I kind of like this wool blend pinstripe blouse — the mix of patterns is fun, but it still reads very conservative. If you’re looking for something different, do consider it — it was $128 but is now marked to $38, and it’s available in sizes 0-14. Brooks Brothers Red Fleece Wool Blend Pinstripe Blouse

Two plus-size options are here and here.

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Thursday’s Workwear Report: Stripe Sheath Dress

Machine Washable Sleeveless Dress: Michael Michael Kors Stripe Sheath DressOur daily workwear reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices.

My endorsement of stripes has been middling at best — I’m certainly not all about the Breton shirts the way other bloggers are. Still, I like the contrasting patterns on this sheath dress from Michael Michael Kors, and the fact that it’s marked 40% off and is machine washable doesn’t hurt. It’s available in regular and petite sizes 8-16 at Nordstrom for $83. Michael Michael Kors Stripe Sheath Dress

A couple of lower-priced options are here and here; two plus-size alternatives are here and here.

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Wednesday’s Workwear Report: Pintucked Waist Seamed Ponte Knit Fit & Flare Dress

Cap-Sleeve Work Dress: Eliza J Pintucked Waist Seamed Ponte Knit Fit & Flare Dress Our daily workwear reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices.  

Wow — they really expanded the colors for this dress quickly. When we featured the dress several months ago, there were only a few colors available, but the reader who’d written us to recommend it liked it so much she’d bought all of them — it’s great to see that it now comes in 6 colors and has 75 glowing reviews at Nordstrom, where it’s available in sizes 2-16. (The aubergine that we featured last time is available at Lord & Taylor, but it’s $128.) Eliza J Pintucked Waist Seamed Ponte Knit Fit & Flare Dress

The dress is also available in plus sizes (in aubergine only, it appears).

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Tuesday’s Workwear Report: ‘Dionelle’ Pintuck Pleat Textured Chiffon Blouse

Button-Front Silk Top: Theory 'Dionelle' Pintuck Pleat Textured Chiffon BlouseOur daily workwear reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices.

Ooh: I like this textured chiffon blouse from Theory, available in white and black at Nordstrom (and also in a sleeveless version). This definitely will ignite debate about whether the best camisole is nude-for-you or a black or white — I’m pretty solidly on team “I’m obviously wearing a camisole,” but lots of readers have disagreed with me on that point. The blouse is $295 and available in sizes P-L. Theory ‘Dionelle’ Pintuck Pleat Textured Chiffon Blouse

A few more affordable tops are here (short-sleeve, white), here (button-front, white) and here (button-front, white); here’s one in plus sizes.

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