Better Basics For $148.25
Wardrobe staples with endless mix-and-match possibilities are always a good investment. Here, a sunny yellow sweater is tempered by the ladylike lines of a sleek navy skirt, and both pieces are endlessly versatile. Add a nude heel for leg-lengthening height and a colorful bag for a little pop, and you're ready for the day.
Preppy Prints For $146.83
In a more casual workplace, a little print-mixing can help showcase your personality while keeping your professionalism intact. Start with a simple pattern, like polka dots, and pair it with a slightly more adventurous print, like a bright floral. The slim, tailored silhouette is office-appropriate, and a classic quilted bag and metallic skimmers are the ideal finishing touches. On the beauty side, opt for a neutral, fresh face to keep the focus on your outfit.
Elegant Upgrades For $192.11
If all those side gigs have left you with a little extra cash in your clothing budget, we recommend spending it on a flattering dress with major chameleon-like qualities. This flirty, printed number easily goes from work to dinner date to girls' night out. Pair it with your trusty black tights, jewel-toned booties, and a crisp blazer, and it will become your new cure for the Mondays. A robin's-egg blue satchel and a knotted necklace add a frugal flourish.