Spring Office Basics Made Easy With This Simple List

The Short List

Let’s start off office week with my favorite…the basics! I talk about how your wardrobe basics are very important. And most of these office basics overlap with that list. But I wanted to make it easier on you by giving you a short and simple list. Find the must-haves and my picks for each category below.

White button down shirt, how to wear a white button down several ways, in this picture, fashion blogger from colorado, Erin Busbee styles the white shirt under a black blazer as part of a woman's suit

Black Blazers

I can’t talk enough about how much I love blazers. Give me a blazer and some jeans and I’m a happy girl! My favorite blazer is the black Veronica Beard Scuba Jacket. It’s an investment piece. But if you work in an office, it might be worth it. If not, I linked more affordable options below!

Check out these posts for more blazer inspiration…
Fundamentals Of A The Classic Black Blazer
Styling the Basics | Blazers

White Blazers

If you have the basic black blazer covered, add a white blazer for spring! If not white, get one in pink, or lavender. A light colored blazer for spring is something different and fresh for the office.

More spring blazer inspiration…
Styling A White Blazer 5 Ways
Styling Spring Blazers

Black trousers for the office

Black Trousers

There are so many styles of black trousers…classic, tapered, flared, cropped, bucket waist…the list goes on and on! I’m doing a video on 3 ways to wear black trousers this week. You can find all of my videos posted on this page.  Even though these cropped pants aren’t necessarily the perfect basic (regular length will be more versatile), this video is a good one to watch if you do decide to get some cropped pants for the office!

White button down shirt, how to wear a white button down several ways, in this picture, fashion blogger from colorado, Erin Busbee styles the white shirt with a black pencil skirt, waist belt and henri bendel leather backpack

White Button Down

Even if you don’t work in an office, a white button-down is a must-have. I’ve done a Fundamentals of the White Button Down post here. And a video on styling a white button down here. Below, I’ve shared a few classic white button downs.
Don’t forget about what you’ll wear underneath your work shirts. I like Jockey’s camis and tanks. They’re soft, comfortable, and don’t rise up.

Little black dress for the office

Conservative Black Dress

The conservative little black dress is not as fun, but just as important! I did a video on how to transform your LBD that you can find here. Your LBD for the office should be a conservative length, have some sort of sleeve, and not be too tight. I’ve included appropriate LBDs for the office below.

Taking blog pictures featuring blurry background, using iPhone X in portrait mode, picture of black Jimmy Choo pumps

Comfortable Black Pumps

It can be hard to find comfortable heels for the office. After trying multiple pairs of black pumps, my favorites are the black Jimmy Choo Romy Pointed Toe Pumps. Since they are pretty pricey, I’ve included more options.

these paris tassel loafers are comfortable, chic and affordable. They are my favorite flats of the season!

Comfortable Flats

If you don’t like to wear heels to the office, comfortable flats are also a stylish option. The most versatile option would be black or nude, but some two-toned or colored flats would be fun to add for spring.

Be on the lookout for more Office Week posts and videos this week!

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