After spending so much time in leggings and sweatshirts, we may have bleak closets when it comes to outfits to wear when we’re back in the office. My wardrobe has taken a turn from cute slacks and button-ups to matching sweatsuits in every color under the rainbow, and the perfect time to snag new pieces for work might just be now.
The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale gives you a chance to stock up on all the essentials—blazers, classic black pants, roomy work totes—at deeply discounted prices. Win. We rounded up our favorite picks from the sale for your work wardrobe, whether you’re looking for a more casual office look or rocking more formal pencil-skirt vibes.
A white T-shirt is a wardrobe must-have, and in this slub knit, it reads less “grabbed this from the floor when everything else was dirty” and more professional. Pair with any pair of pants in your closet and a statement pair of earrings, and you’re set.
A pair of dark wash skinny jeans is a staple in any workwear wardrobe if your office allows denim. These can be dressed up or down and are the ideal day-to-night piece. Tuck them into boots or booties with a sweater or blouse, or wear them with sneakers and a white tee. The options are truly endless.
A one-and-done dress is the easiest way to feel put-together at work, and in this midi-length and ribbed material, you'll look cute and professional while still feeling comfortable. Pair with a pair of booties, sneakers, or sandals while it’s still warm out.
If you’ve followed The Everygirl for some time, you’ll know our Fashion Editor swears by these sneakers. They're typically the only white sneakers we ever drop into an outfit graphic, and here’s why: These are the most versatile, classic white sneakers out there. They’re not too trendy with details and platforms, but they still look cool because of the design and all-white look. This is one of the first times we’ve seen them go on sale, so snag these ASAP!
For the days you expect to trudge to work in the elements (we’re talking snow, wind, rain, slush—you name it), having a pair of waterproof booties like these will change your life. No more changing your shoes the second you get to the office. With these, you can splash around outside and never worry about your shoes looking messy or being ruined. These are a game-changer in the winter, especially when we go back into the office.
If you want to add a trendier item to your wardrobe at a discount, look no further. Faux leather trousers are still one of fall’s biggest trends, so opt for a cool shade rather than the classic black while they’re on sale (or order both—it’s good for the economy). These are great for day and night, work and play.
Every work closet needs a classic tan bootie you can pair with everything, and these Steve Madden ones are some of our favorites. They’re not too high, but they still give you a little height and make any outfit look a smidge more dressed up. A good pair of booties will never go out of style.
A white button-up will transform your entire closet because it can be re-worn over and over again with different bottoms and accessories and totally change shape. Plus, it’s the perfect piece to take an outfit from day to night—wear buttoned-up with ponte pants during the day, and tuck it into a pair of jeans (or leather leggings) at night.
If you work in an office, you know how absolutely freezing cold it gets, and you’ve probably worn your winter coat at your desk once or twice. But having a coat that you feel comfortable wearing into your very professional office can be a bit of a struggle, but we love this one. It looks and feels so high-end, but the sale price point is quite affordable for a wool-blend piece. You’ll feel like a complete badass walking into the office in this.
Everyone needs a white sweater in their wardrobe, especially for work. Pair it with any trousers in your closet and you have a cute outfit that took no time at all. We love this one because the style and silhouette give a professional and high-end look, while the sale price is totally reasonable.
A cool loafer with a chain detail is a great way to spice up your workwear without terrifying your boss. This cream loafer would look amazing with any bottoms you pair it with, but we’re partial to leather trousers/leggings with a tunic blouse.
If you’re looking for trendy shoes for fall, knee-high boots are your go-to. It dresses up dresses, ponte pants, skinny jeans—you name it. These from Sam Edelman come in four colors and have just over a 3-inch heel, so you’ll be able to walk in them easily (maybe after a few wears—we all know the struggle of wearing heels again after a year off!).