The Keys to Making Workwear Wearable

One of the questions I often get asked by my readers is what I do outside of blogging. When Iโ€™m not planning my seasonal wardrobe or content creating, I actually work a full-time job in marketing and design!

Being in a corporate environment doesn't have to translate to a boring wardrobe, although when I first transitioned into this type of atmosphere, Iย did struggle with finding the right pieces to wear that I could also wear outside of work.

This season, I'm partnering with Express to share some of my favorite wearable workwear; versatile pieces that are great for the office, but that also don't have to get hung up for the weekends.

wearable workwear
wearable workwear


Wearable Workwear

TIP 1:

Look for everyday basics that can be mixed, matched + accessorized

While I love a statement blouse for work, I most often gravitate towards everyday pieces that I can not only mix and match with different work outfits, but I can also bring into the weekends with a pair of jeans.

Right now, I'm loving Express' turtleneck sweaters! I picked up mine in 3 colors, and it's been perfect with straight leg slacks, pencil skirts, wide leg culottes - you name it.


wearable workwear
wearable workwear

TIP 2:

Compliment your basics with prints

Each season, I invest in a few pieces from a seasonal trend I'm loving. This Fall at Express, we're seeing a ton of plaid, and so I've brought a few pieces into my wardrobe that are not only office appropriate, but that I can also wear out to date night or a dinner with friends.


TIP 3:

Add a third piece

The idea of adding a third piece to your look almost always solves the โ€œwhat is this outfit missing?โ€ question. Add a third element to your top and skirt/pants like a jacket, blazer, vest or statement accessory.

It was love at first sight when I laid eyes on this teddy coat! Also love this faux fur jacket under $100 as a third piece.


wearable workwear
wearable workwear

What are your tips for wearable workplace style?
Let me know in the comments below!

Thank you, Express, for partnering with me on this post! | #ExpressPartner
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  1. November 5, 2018 / 11:58 am

    All of these options are acceptable for workwear, and I love the plaid vibes I’ve been seeing everywhere!
    Great outfit picks, Danielle!
    XO Amanda || Affordable by Amanda

  2. October 30, 2018 / 1:07 pm

    How cute are your wide legged pants? And yes to all the turtleneck, I live in them during colder months!

  3. Anna English
    October 29, 2018 / 11:01 am

    FIrst off, this entire outfit is spot on! Love those pants on you.

  4. October 28, 2018 / 4:01 pm

    Absolutely love how you styled it with a cute sweater.

  5. October 28, 2018 / 3:34 pm

    Such a cozy jacket! Love it ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. October 26, 2018 / 1:23 am

    This is such a cute outfit for Fall babe! I am loving the pants and this cozy jacket! SO chic.

    cute & little

  7. October 25, 2018 / 11:11 am

    **immediately adds teddy coat to online cart!** – love your wearable work style! Working in marketing sounds like it would be fun and you can have a little more fun with your wardrobe too! I work in a boring accounting office haha

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  8. Jamaria Johnson
    October 25, 2018 / 12:28 am

    You look super cute girl! & I love that yellow suit you shared! Xo

  9. ashley hargrove
    October 24, 2018 / 4:04 pm

    You are so chic my friend! I am in love with that gorgeous coat!

    • Danielle
      October 24, 2018 / 4:15 pm

      Always the sweetest, Ash. Isn’t it amazing?! So so cozy.

    • Danielle
      October 24, 2018 / 4:14 pm

      Thanks Inna! <3

  10. Liz
    October 24, 2018 / 12:22 pm

    Love these workwear pieces! When I used to work in corporate, I struggled with finding items that were both professional and still expressed my style. Love that you don’t have to give up style with these!

    • Danielle
      October 24, 2018 / 4:13 pm

      Exactly Liz! I think so many women struggle with that – I know I did for a while.

    • Danielle
      October 24, 2018 / 4:12 pm

      You’re the sweetest, Rach. Thank you! ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. October 24, 2018 / 10:57 am

    I’m loving those pants and your cozy jacket! Express has such cute clothing!!


    • Danielle
      October 24, 2018 / 4:11 pm

      They really have been killing everything Fall this season!

  12. October 24, 2018 / 10:31 am

    How cute is that teddy coat. I agree with all your tips …. I wish I knew them back in the day when I wore work wear ๐Ÿ˜€


    • Danielle
      October 24, 2018 / 4:11 pm

      Ah, thank you Tanvi!

  13. E
    October 24, 2018 / 10:24 am

    those pants are such a fun twist for work wear!

    • Danielle
      October 24, 2018 / 4:10 pm

      Aren’t they?! Love that they’re ‘on-trend’ yet still office appropriate.

  14. October 24, 2018 / 10:20 am

    Luckily I don’t have to wear “work clothes” to work but if I did, I am loving these Express pieces as great options! This Teddy coat is PERFECTION. On the wish list for sure.

    xx Rebecca

    • Danielle
      October 24, 2018 / 4:09 pm

      Isn’t it amazing?! Feels like you’re walking around in a legit blanket.

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