Even if you work in a corporate office, what you wear to your 9-to-5 doesn’t have to be boring. Level up from a work-wardrobe rut by taking notes from someone who’s turned outfit inspo into a thriving career: style blogger Emily Luciano of Lovely Luciano.
The New York City-based content creator is known for her minimalist-chic vibe; on her feed, she creates outfits with busy women (and 415,000 Instagram followers) in mind, providing tips on how to elevate neutral pieces and wardrobe basics.
Here, four simple and stylish work outfits you can wear any day of the week—each with a few incredibly versatile key pieces from Bloomingdale’s, proving you don’t need a ton of stuff to build a boss-level wardrobe.
Every work wardrobe needs at least one great pair of pants. “I’ve always loved a wide-leg trouser, and these fit like a dream,” says Luciano. Here, she pairs them with a white statement jacket, and finishes off the look with classic gold jewelry and snakeskin shoes.
No matter the day, there’s one wardrobe essential that helps Luciano feel more confident: an excellent suit. This head-to-toe plaid number pulls double duty—it’s sophisticated enough for the office, but also works for drinks or dinner. Cool, angular sunglasses and an on-trend crocodile shoulder bag keep the look from feeling stuffy.
If you work in a creative field, allow your longest blazer to clock in overtime by doubling as a dress. “Everyone who knows me knows I absolutely love blazers,” says Luciano. Here, she completes the look with sleek, snakeskin booties—bare legs balance out the proportions of the oversized jacket. (Work in a more conservative environment? Leggings make the look more every-office appropriate.)
Monochrome suits are effortlessly chic and leave a lasting impression. If you don’t have a suit, pair a blazer or jacket with pants in the same shade. (“I love wearing whites for fall,” Luciano says.) For this look, she wore the same draped jacket from above with matching wide-leg pants, pointed-toe pumps, and tortoiseshell sunglasses.