October is Future You Month at Urban List, where we're navigating all your big-time career dreaming—from slaying your first day at a new job and asking your boss for a raise, to banishing career burnout for good.
And so this month, we’re diving right into the sometimes stressful world of workwear. No doubt, dressing for work ain’t quite what it used to be—more often than not it isn’t a suit and tie affair and the misty waters of “smart casual” vary from office to office. And that can make pulling an outfit for an interview, your first day or just any old Monday morning, well, hard work.
But don’t worry, we’ve got you. Whether your office is super casual or a little more polished, now’s a great time to refresh your work wardrobe and dress for success with our edit of the best safe-for-work threads.
Here are 20 ideas to shop now that'll instantly level up your work look (and hey, maybe even score you a raise).
The Fifth Label Ignition Check Blazer
Frankie Shop Double-Breasted Satin Blazer
ASOS Design Blazer
Polo Ralph Lauren Brushed Cotton Blazer
Bec + Bridge Barrier Reef Top
Insight Stacey Long Sleeve Shirt
GANNI Floral Wrap Blouse
Assembly Label Short Sleeve Shirt
Sweet Work Bags
Stussy Belt Bag
DKNY Whitney Backpack
P.E Nation Training Day Cross Body Bag
Adidas Linear Tote
Actually Affordable Cool-Girl Power Suits
Topshop Dark Camel Suit
Materiel Belted Suit
Mossman Master And Commander Suit
Zara Gingham Suit
Put Your Best Foot Forward Work Shoes
Dr Martens Blaire Leather Sandals
Veja Bastille Sneakers
Nike Air Max 270 React
Alice In The Eve Naomi Block Heels
Need some style advice for that big job interview or your first day in a new role? We asked your favourite fashion designers how to dress like a boss.
Design credit: Kate Mason