Whether you work 80-hour workweeks or a 9-to-5 job, we know you’re busy. So busy that you probably don’t have time to stare into your closet wondering what to wear. The secret to easy outfits for boardroom meetings, client lunches, and networking events is investing in a few workwear staples. Here are five Joseph Ribkoff styles that will help you put together office-ready looks in a pinch.
White Ruffle Blouse
A clean white shirt will be the most versatile piece in your work wardrobe. Not only will it pair well with almost anything, it will match any colour. Opt for this blouse to take a classic outfit to the next level. It combines the qualities of a crisp button-up shirt with a high-fashion silhouette.
Long Structured Jacket
Layering always adds interest to an outfit. A long jacket will make you look more professional instantly, while keeping you comfortable in a cold office. Wear this style over everything from midi dresses to loose-fitting chiffon blouses.
Cowl Neck Blouse
Keep long days at the office in mind when choosing tops. A tight or itchy blouse is the last thing you want distracting you at work. You should be able to sit at your desk comfortably, so pieces cut from soft, breathable fabrics are key. Try adding this jersey top to your wardrobe as a wear-everywhere option.
Straight Leg Pants
As much as you may love the idea of throwing on a dress for work every day, you’ll likely spend most of your days in a pair of pants. Dark-coloured straight leg pants—in black or dark grey—are the best option because they create a flattering silhouette that you can wear with any of your tops.
You’ve heard that every wardrobe needs a little black dress, right? Well, every work wardrobe needs a little black sheath dress. It’s the easiest way to take your look from desk to dinner. Impress everyone in the boardroom at your 10 a.m. presentation and still look polished for your 7 p.m. dinner reservation with a client.