Dec. 2020 Update: There are a TON of colors of this reader favorite heel included in the 2020 Nordstrom Half-Yearly Sale, with some colors and sizes as low as $50.
The Corporette Workwear Hall of Fame
Welcome to The Corporette Workwear Hall of Fame! The products below are best-selling, reader favorites that make a GREAT starting place if you're building a work wardrobe for the first time, revamping a work wardrobe, or building a capsule work wardrobe. (Also do check out our Wardrobe Essentials for Work if you want to see the best options in every category like sheath dresses, blazers, jardigans, comfortable heels and more!)
Dec. 2020 Update: This shoe (in leopard only) is included in the 2020 Nordstrom Half-Yearly Sale at 61% off.
I’ve mentioned before that the GiGi New York cobalt clutch I was gifted at a blogging conference is one of my favorite clutches — the color is vibrant and the embossed leather is high quality, and sturdy but interesting; it’s held up well for the three years I’ve had it (although I should note I … Read More about Workwear Hall of Fame: Teddie Tote
Sure, we all know what wardrobe essentials for work professional women are supposed to have in their closets, but if you’re buying one for the first time or replacing one you’ve worn into the ground, it can be a pain to find exactly the right incarnation in stores. In “The Hunt,” we search the stores for a … Read More about The Best Lingerie to Buy at Nordstrom
For busy working women, the suit is often the easiest outfit to throw on in the morning. In general, this feature is not about interview suits for women, which should be as classic and basic as you get — instead, this feature is about the slightly different suit that is fashionable, yet professional. As I … Read More about Workwear Hall of Fame: J.Crew Factory Suits
Our daily workwear reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices. Readers have been extolling the virtues of these drapey pull-on pants for a while — comfortable, good for travel, flattering, versatile — and super affordable, considering today they’re $41. I’ve pictured the “rose ash” bt they also come in … Read More about Workwear Hall of Fame: Drapey Pull-On Pant
Dec. 2020 Update: This comfortable flat (with serious padding!) is included in the 2020 Nordstrom Half-Yearly Sale for as low as $43.
Our daily workwear reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices. I don’t think we’ve ever had a Workwear Report on Express’ two very popular pants styles — the Editor and the Columnist — but we’ve mentioned them in our various roundups like machine washable pants for work and the best … Read More about Workwear Hall of Fame: The Columnist Pant
Our daily workwear reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices. We just did a Hunt on sheath dresses, and I didn’t want to include colorful dresses like this one from MM.LaFleur — but then I saw this deep plum color, which looks gorgeous. It also comes in a really nice … Read More about Workwear Hall of Fame: The Taylor 2.0 Dress
When I started the blog years ago, one of the first things I learned from readers was about some great brands for comfortable heels — I already knew about Cole Haan, but it was through discussions here that I discovered Stuart Weitzman and Salvatore Ferragamo. Ferragamo has higher, sleeker heels, but these low Vara pumps … Read More about Workwear Hall of Fame: Vara Low Heel Pumps
Dec. 2020 Update: This bag is included in the 2020 Nordstrom Half-Yearly Sale, marked down to as low as $199.
This lightweight sweater blazer comes in several colors and has a nice laid-back vibe.