Today's definition of workwear applies to clothes that look professional enough to be worn in an office setting (whether virtually or IRL), yet still convey a sense of comfort and practical ease. Stiff pencil skirts or button-down shirts might be difficult to incorporate into your wardrobe again, especially after months of staying home and working remotely. Instead, wear-everywhere cardigans, relaxed shirts, and polished midi dresses are in favor.
Versatile clothes that easily transition from daytime meetings to after-dark adventures are set to be the most popular choices regardless of the season. Consider, for example, a pair of leather pants. While you might not think of them as a traditional workwear item, you can take them from a work presentation to happy hour with the addition of chic kitten heels and a billowy blouse. There's also nothing like a tailored blazer to instill confidence during a big meeting with your boss.
In recent years, designers have updated this workwear staple to accommodate a less restricting fit, allowing you to look and feel comfortable no matter what you have scheduled on your calendar. With that in mind, we went looking for timeless pieces (perfect for business-casual outfits and dressy ensembles alike) that will be the foundation of your new-and-improved working wardrobe. Fast fashion giant Zara has several trendy, affordable options to get you started, whether it's an oversize blouse with slits or a sleek satin skort. The best part? You'll be able to continuously wear these Zara work clothes each season. Whether you're contemplating a return to the office or looking to upgrade your work-from-home uniform, you'll find something in this curation of Zara work dresses, pants, skirts, and tops. Once you shop your Zara outfits, remember to complete your ensembles with the appropriate (and equally stylish and comfortable) work shoes.