9 Affordable Places Women Actually Buy Work Clothes


There’s no doubt that the past two years have changed our perception of “office dressing,” with many of us now working from home due to the unprecedented pandemic. Of course, there are still many who have to go to a physical workplace, so with that in mind, (along with the hope that this year brings us back to the workplace safely), we wanted to share some of the best online stores to buy business casual work clothes that are actually affordable (even if they do lean more casual these days).

At Who What Wear, we’ve found that one of the best resources for a refresh is from our cool and creative readers, which is why we tapped our Who What Wear Insiders Facebook group to get their insight into where to shop for work.

Below, you’ll find a breakdown from women who work across different industries and encounter dress codes that range from techie relaxed (think jeans and hoodies) to ultra-formal. (We’re looking at you, lawyers.) Armed with the insider shopping knowledge from other women who have been deep in the work-dressing doldrums, you’ll have a little spark to help inspire your Monday-to-Friday dressing. So check out their takes on the best stores for buying work clothes and what to keep an eye out for at each. 

Fans of & Other Stories noted it’s a great spot for relaxed tailoring, blazers, trousers, and blouses.

Relaxed trousers work just as well in a formal office as they do in one with a more relaxed vibe.

Everlane’s pieces are never fussy, and the quality sets them apart.

Worth bookmarking, the brand’s tailored pants have a sweatpant feel.

Readers noted that Target’s footwear is a go-to for its price point.

Also worth noting is the wide selection of under-$50 pieces in a range of sizes.

To add a bit of splash to their wardrobes, many women noted that they cherry-pick trend pieces from Zara to pair alongside more classic pieces.

Bags and blazers received special callouts from savvy shoppers.

When you’re building a work wardrobe, make sure to have an elegant blouse.

Black wide-leg suit pants are one item your work wardrobe can’t live without. 

Mango’s blazers always look more expensive than their price tag.

H&M’s blazers were a big draw for shoppers who favored the brand.

Another big hit at H&M: the brand’s skirts.

H&M’s button-downs are reliable, chic, and affordable.

A chic blazer is a must in your year-round work wardrobe.

Banana Republic’s range of classics was a big draw for many women.

ASOS was a favorite for women looking for a more fashion-forward twist on standard workwear.

A vest is a chic addition to your work wardrobe.

Theory’s blazers were a must for shoppers.

A versatile and sophisticated sweater is the perfect easy work option.

This post was published at an earlier date and has since been updated. Up next, I’m a Fashion Editor—12 Pieces I Rely On for an Easy Office Outfit Every Time

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