So, the return-to-office memo made its way to your inbox. It’s been a minute since you’ve had to get dressed in something other than sweats to see your coworkers IRL (which also means it’s time to brush up on your water-cooler small talk). And with a full workweek on the cal for many, that’s a considerable amount of looks to map out.
But there’s no need for any return-to-workwear panic—our Stylists are here to help make your reentry into the world of office fashion a successful one: “Comfort should still be a priority in returning to work—we have plenty of pieces to keep you feeling comfortable and confident in any setting,” says Stitch Fix Stylist Alicia L.
Below, we’re looping you in on 4 fall-approved, workplace-approved (and, of course, Stylist-approved) looks that’ll pass the Monday morning ‘fit check with flying colors.
1. Suited for Success
If you’re heading back to the office for the first time in what feels like eons, you might as well dress to impress. Make an entrance in perfect-fitting suit separates (courtesy of your Stitch Fix Stylist) that feel sleek but not stuffy. The move is sticking to monochrome shades, like a charcoal blazer and jet-black slacks, to keep things from veering too matchy-matchy. Throw a printed shirt into the mix, and you’ll channel a bona-fide boss.
2. Keep it (business) casual
Next time you find yourself standing in front of your closet wondering what to wear to the office, here’s the quickest trajectory to style success: a cozy quarter zip, C-suite-worthy chinos and a polished shoe (dress boots or oxfords are both great options here). It’s a look that proves you’re capable of throwing together a solid presentation in every sense.
3. Cool commuter
Since the “business up top, PJs down below” dress code no longer flies, enter the next best thing: casual workwear comfortable enough to rival your WFH uniform. Smart layers look extra polished, but take less than 5 minutes to master (you’ll want to file this one away for those just-rolled-out-of-bed mornings). A classic crewneck tee and dark-wash denim are a solid foundation, while a printed button-up, commuter jacket and sleek leather kicks take it to the next level. It’s an ensemble that’ll earn you the title of office style hero (an accolade well deserved, in our opinion).
4. Work-to-weekend winners
When casual Friday leads straight into a round of after-hours golf (or however you so choose to kick off the weekend), picking an outfit that pulls double duty is key. Allow us to present a simple workwear trifecta we love as much for the 9-to-5 as we do for the driving range at 6: polished polo + crisp chinos + sharp sneakers. With office dress codes favoring the casual end of the business-casual spectrum, there’s room for versatile, comfortable work clothes to enter the equation—a.k.a., your cue to kick back and lose that tie.
Get styled by Stitch Fix for work
Let our Stylists help promote your style for work this fall, whether you’re heading back to the office or getting down to business from home. Take your style quiz, schedule a Fix, and get ready to receive an array of workwear that fits your unique taste. Try on your new casual workwear in the comfort of your own home. Pay for what you love, and send back the rest. Shipping and returns are always free, and there’s no subscription required. You focus on earning that promotion, we’ll take care of the shopping.