I’m not usually a fan of stripes across the chest — but this one looks fabulous. Love the colorblocking, the diagonal lines, and the striped details on the sleeve. The tee is $69 at Nordstrom (available in black, pictured, as well as gray). Vince Camuto ‘Phoebe Stripe’ Tee
Fun fact: I hate the color mustard.* So I ordered this sweater in black (it also comes in a dark taupe). But: I was excited to get the email from Everlane annoucing a new “luxe wool” (it’s superfine merino) in a new shape, since I’m not a fan of their other sweater shapes. I like the slouchy cool vibe for the weekend, as well as quality at Everlane (especially considering the price — they still make one of the best $15 t-shirts you can get). This sweater is $60 (available in sizes XS-L — size up if you want the slouchier vibe). The Luxe Sweater U-Neck
* I have, however, recently seen a ton of great combos of mustard with pale pink and gold — so if I didn’t hate the color mustard, I’d totally try that. (Love the condiment, as well as the very brief song from Buffy re: mustard.)
I like the look of this high/low long cardigan, part of the Nordstrom clearance sale — the navy, of course, is more my speed, but the rust is also nice. The sweater was $66, but is now $38.90. Leith High/Low Long Cardigan
Here’s a similar plus-size option.
Psst: See our recent roundup of the best workwear at Nordstrom’s sale.
This top is a bit casual for wearing with a suit, but I do love it for the weekend, or even a casual office (with a suiting separate, though, like trousers or a pencil skirt). I love the deep oranges and red florals in the top — how rare is that for me?! — and I like that they’re set against a gray tee. It’s mashine washable, available in regular and petites, and $78. Anthropologie Jacaranda Top
These aren’t the most appropriate boots for a conservative office, but I lurve them for the weekend. I love the equestrian details, the buckles, and the slightly crackled look to the leather. They’re $200 at Zappos. Dolce Vita Harlene Bootie
Here’s a lower-priced option.
This well-reviewed dress looked a bit va-va-va-voom for everyday office for me — but I could see it being a great desk to dinner dress, particularly on a date night. I like the exposed zipper in the back, the hourglass seaming, and the fact that it’s partially lined and hand-washable. The price is also great: it’s $118, available in four colors. FELICITY & COCO Midi Sheath Dress (Nordstrom Exclusive)
ASOS has a ton of great plus-size desk-to-dinner sheath dresses; here’s my favorite (but I’ve just pinned a bunch of others to our plus-size workwear Pinterest board). Don’t forget, ladies — if you’d like more plus-size content from Corporette, please sign up for our new(ish) plus-size newsletter.
Happy weekend, all!
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