Don’t get me wrong, I love ( love love) shopping. But when it comes to doling out my hard-earned cash on new threads, I’ve learned that being selective — as in, spending on pieces that’ll serve me in multiple facets of my life — is key. I mean, is there any bigger buzzkill than dropping a paycheck on sterile office clothes? Or splurging on an über-trendy top to find it isn’t wearable beyond the occasional night out? Because I’ve made both mistakes (my wardrobe as my witness) this season, I’m on a mission to strictly shop pieces that’ll put in as much overtime as I do. Hence: These fresh new picks from Macy’s.
From a button-down shirtdress that reads all business at first glance (but makes the perfect casual vacation look with a few styling tweaks) to paperbag-waist jeans that’ll score equal praise in and out of the office, think of these versatile pieces as the middle ground between fun and practical. Fear not: Based on how much you’re about to wear ’em, these staples will pay for themselves in no time.
To dress down this business-ready shirtdress for a weekend by the waterfront, swap in sneakers and top it off with a straw boater hat.
INC International Concepts, $109.5, available at Macy’s
Paperbag-waist jeans may be the only pair in your repertoire that needn’t be reserved for casual Fridays. Even better? With the addition of a blazer, this trendy rainbow-striped top can also pull its weight during working hours.
Rachel by Rachel Roy, $99, available at Macy’s
A cargo utility jacket is the wardrobe workhorse we all deserve. From providing you with the perfect top layer in spring’s fickle weather to warming you up when the office AC is cranking, you’ll always want to keep this staple within arm’s reach.
Lucky Brand, $99, available at Macy’s
Just as easily paired with dark-wash jeans as it is slacks, this floral embroidered statement blouse will work around the clock right with you.
INC International Concepts, $71.98, available at Macy’s
A blush-pink bag that translates from brunch plans to boardroom meetings without a hitch.
Radley London, $245, available at Macy’s
While a balloon-sleeve cropped blouse initially reads weekend-in-the-countryside, when paired with a blazer, high-waisted trousers, and loafers, this look easily moves into office-friendly territory.
1.State, $89, available at Macy’s
Dark-wash jeans with some added flair are a no-brainer for every #OOTD scenario. Pair them with a crisp white button-down during the workweek or a playful off-the-shoulder top come Saturday.
INC International Concepts, $83.99, available at Macy’s
When it comes to serving up trendy work lewks, shoes are often the one area where we can toe the line (see what we did there?). These mesh, millennial-pink sandals will get you compliments all day.
Avec Les Filles, $158, available at Macy’s
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