A Guide to Express’s Best Workwear

posted on March 19, 2014 at 5:34 pm

Ah, work – that dreadfully tedious and time-consuming adventure that you have a love/hate relationship with. Regardless of how you feel about your job, there’s one thing we all have in common – when it’s time for work, we want to look good. Showing up looking like a bum that slept on the street last night is not good for your career or your life. Your co-workers might be afraid to go near you, your boss might move your desk to the basement so no one has to look at you, and your children will probably think you are the monster that lives underneath their bed. Avoid all of these problems by building a wardrobe out of Express’s best workwear. They have an unparalleled selection of work-appropriate attire that will help you appear like the human being you really are.

 

1. The Basic Black Pants

Express's Best Workwear
Signature Stretch Original Flare Editor Pant – $69.90

Having a comfortable pair of black pants is essential because you can really wear them with anything and get away with it. Express has a plethora of black pants to choose from, so you really can’t go wrong. This perfect pair of editor pants, however, is the company’s best-selling and most popular pant. A flawless fit combines with a sexy cut to give you a work appropriate bottom that is cute and modern. The slight flare gives your legs a shapely form.

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Express's Best Workwear
Leather High Heeled Pump – $79.90
Express's Best Workwear
Flipped Heart Convertible Sleeve Portofino Shirt – $59.90
Express's Best Workwear
Best Loved Bra Cami – $11.94

Every outfit looks good with a basic black pump – especially one that involves such fine black pants as showcased above. This super cute black and white sheer heart shirt gives you a little bit of youth, making you stand out as a fashion queen among your peers. Lastly, the black cami gives you coverage underneath the see-through style, and makes you look more sophisticated and mature.

 

2. Khaki Perfection

Express's Best Workwear
Premium Stretch Barely Boot Editor Pant – $39.95

Sleek and straight, these bark colored editor pants are designed to give you lean and long limbs. With an added straight and and low rise fit, you’ll feel comfortable all day. A pair of light brown or khaki pants are important for days when black feels too dark. These pants top out on Express’s best workwear because of their versatility and beauty. You’ll look like an empress, and therefore, be more respected around the office.

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Express's Best Workwear
Ankle Strap Heeled Bootie – $69.90
Express's Best Workwear
Geometric Mix Collar Necklace – $34.90
Express's Best Workwear
The Original Long Sleeve Essential Shirt – $49.90

A nice pair of black boots goes with virtually any outfit, so these are a great buy even if you don’t want to wear them with these pants. The geometric necklace gives the entire look a bit more elegance so you don’t fade into the background. Finally, the black button-down shirt is a classic top that is a must-have for any workwear collection!

3. Gorgeous in Gray-scale

Express's Best Workwear
Birds Eye Barely Boot Editor Pant Express Workwear – $79.90

The slightly tweed-ed textured of these gray pants gives them a unique look that elevates them above standard gray pants. The fit is narrow, but not tight against the legs, which makes you look slim without being obscene. You’ll imbue the classic, sophisticated look of workwear while still giving off a modern and sleek edge. Plus, gray is another essential color for the work wardrobe – it’s a neutral color that is perfect for the winter months.

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Express's Best Workwear
22 Inch Birds Eye Jacket – $128
Express's Best Workwear
Pointed Toe Ankle Strap Runway Pump – $59.90
Express's Best Workwear
Short Raglan Sleeve Easy Top – $19.95-$39.90

Suit it up! A suit jacket is one of the most valuable assets of your wardrobe, simply because you can use it to dress up any ordinary shirt. Instantly you look in charge. These black strap pumps give you some height while still fitting under the work appropriate label. This blue shirt with a light sheen is great for wearing underneath the gray jacket, as it gives a nice pop of color to a monochromatic outfit.

 

4. Half Play, Half Work

Express's Best Workwear
Wide Waistband Slim Leg Editor Pant – $79.90

Who said work clothes had to be all dull and dreary? Depending on your dress code, these bright blue slim leg editor pants are a great way to spice up the office! Everyone will admire your bold and cunning style. With a wide waistband to cover up any muffin top and sleek pleat lines down the front, you will look orderly and official.

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Express's Best Workwear
Faceted Stone Necklace – $26.90
Express's Best Workwear
The Convertible Sleeve Portofino Shirt – $49.90
Express's Best Workwear
Pointed Toe Polka Dot Runway Pump – $88

This long and layered necklace gives any outfit instead authority. Plus, it can be worn with many other outfits in your collection. Since the pants are so vibrant, you need a plain black top to tone things down. This simply black portofino shirt will work wonders. And since the bottom half is already a show-stopper, why not go all out? These polka-dotted heels are just fabulous.

 

5. Prepare for Summer

Express's Best Workwear
Cropped Editor Pant – $59.90-$69.90

Summer is on its way, so you need to prepare your wardrobe. Unfortunately, the heavy black and gray pants from earlier in this post won’t really cut it on those blistering afternoons. Plus, you’ll look like an anti-summer protester, which is definitely not on the bucket list! Avoid this confusion by getting this pair of lightweight Express editor pants. They come just above the ankle for a cooling effect, while still maintaining a pleat in the front to stay dressy.

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Express's Best Workwear
Crinked Round Toe Metallic Ballet Flat – $24.43
Express's Best Workwear
Half Placket Shell Top – $19.95
Express's Best Workwear
Striped Cover-up – $22.45

Summer means that you might have a little more freedom in your footwear… so these golden ballet flats are perfect. The gold keeps them work-worthy, but they make your feet feel pure happiness. This blue tank top gives the white a nice flash of color. And because bare arms are generally frowned upon, wear this gray and white striped cardigan on top.

 

As you can see, putting together a few work outfits from the Express catalog is super easy! Most of their clothes are made to go together, so it’s simply a matter of picking your favorite styles. Impress your colleagues and maybe even get that promotion. You know what they say, you have to dress the part.


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