If your job requires professional dress for work but you don't want to lose your sense of style, shopping for work clothes can be difficult. Many places seem to offer only bland, neutral colors when selling clothing for the office. It is especially difficult to find stylish work clothes if you're a smaller size. Many department stores seem to have only ill-fitting work clothes that look like they may have been from your grandmother. But there is hope! Knowing where to shop for stylish work clothes can help to put you back in style while still dressing appropriately for the office.
Check out the designer brands. Most designer brands offer clothing that actually fits and sometimes looks like it was tailored to your size. Now most people can't afford to fill their closet with designer clothing, however, having a few select pieces of clothing will help you to mix and match with your existing choices and still keep within your budget. Rather than spending the same amount of money on 3 pairs of ill-fitting, unflattering slacks, try spending it on one good pair of designer pants for the same price.
Check out the juniors section. The great thing about the juniors section is that they're clothing is generally tailored to fit a lot better than the regular women's section. Now I'm not suggesting that you go for a young, teenage-looking outfit, however, you can usually find a great pair of work slacks that actually fit without being too baggy in all the wrong places. Many juniors sections have work attire in its own section so that you can choose from work-appropriate clothing that is both trendy and fits well.
Check out online sites. One of the best things about clothes shopping online is the unlimited possibilities. You can move from store to store without even needing to leave your couch. Browse through online stores that cater to women's office clothing. You may even come up with some outfit ideas out of clothing you already have. And if you're trying to save money, check out online auction sites such as eBay where you can get amazing bargains on brand name clothing.
Check out thrift stores. Here is a great place to shop especially when you're looking for designer clothing but don't have a lot of money to spend. Most thrift stores will have racks and racks of designer clothing, discarded after being worn only a few times or sometimes never at all. The prices are so low that you can even purchase an item to try to tailor yourself or to make adjustments to.