We’re all too familiar with the phrase “fake it ’till you make it” and while claiming you speak five languages on your resume is one thing, looking like a dope ass boss is another. If you know where to shop, your office wardrobe is definitely something you can play up on a daily basis, without breaking the bank. So dream big and start dressing like a CEO because, who knows, maybe one day you might be one. Take a look at 8 places to shop for affordable (and stylish) office wear below.
The affordable Canadian retailer delivers when it comes to office wear, with clean and simple wardrobe essentials at great prices. Dress shirts start around $30, while you can get silk tops for $60. They’ve also perfected the dressy jogger, which we love for a versatile and trendy office look.
While we can’t guarantee finding a specific piece at Winners/ Marshalls, if you go in with an open mind, you’ll definitely find a variety of trendy pieces worthy of the office. The department store has everything from dress shirts, to blazers, and all at great prices. We suggest checking out the Winners at College Park and the Marshalls at Yonge/Gerrard.
Zara is an obvious choice for affordable office wear that is super on trend. Pro tip: shop online as many stores run out of certain items. Once you make a purchase, choose to ship it to the closest store location for free where you can try the item on/ return it if you’ve changed your mind.
Le Chateau is no longer just a destination for formal and prom dresses, but also a haven for affordable and stylish office wear. From dress pants, shirts, and shoes, they have everything you need. And if you’re looking for an even better bargain, head over to the Orfus Road outlet for deep discounts.
Over the past year or so, Dynamite has done somewhat of a brand overhaul. While the clothing is still very affordable, the styles are way more chic. Right now they have a ton of stylish sweaters and tops that would be perfect for a casual, yet put together look.
If you haven’t shopped at Oak + Fort before, it’s basically like Aritzia’s more affordable cousin. They have the same overall aesthetic, but for a more reasonable price with basics clocking in at a round $50 and blouses $80. While they’re pieces are slightly more expensive than our other picks, you’ll definitely get a lot of wear out of them.
There was SO much hype around Uniqlo coming to Toronto and for good reason. The Japanese retailer is a mecca for basics. The best part? All they’re styles usually run in several different colours, so if you find a dress shirt you really love, why not grab it in a number of hues.
It’s no secret that H&M is trendy and affordable. They have a ton of office appropriate styles that are on par or slightly less than the prices at Zara. The trendy retailer also has a ton of low-cost accessories like jewelry, belts and bags, making it a good place to shop if you’re looking to finish off your look.
What is your favourite affordable office wear brand? Share with us in the comments.
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