Our Top 4 Wear to Work Essentials!

Our Top 4 Essentials: Wear to Work. A sophisticated woman wears a black blazer and pink belt.

A solid work wardrobe is essential for every woman. The ability to mix and match your favorite staples makes the mornings easier and will help you take on whatever the day may bring! Here are our four wear to work essentials; each of which deserve a place in your wardrobe and will be your new office go-tos. Keep reading to check out all of our favorites!

The LBD:
The highlight of this piece is its versatility from the boardroom to the break room, the little black dress will give you the confidence to take on the day. From classic to modern chic, the LBD is always a style go-to. Try it as a figure flattering cable knit sweater dress to maximize your cold weather wardrobe or go for the drama with a geometric textured fabrication. Style it with a blazer for a dressier outlook and add tights for those extra chilly office temps.
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The Little Black Dress. Two women showing off their black dresses.

The Black Pant
A great pair of black pants with the perfect fit is your work wardrobe’s best friend. Fashionable to the finish, black pants set the groundwork for a workday look fit for climbing the corporate ladder. From slim legs to wide and trousers to pencil, black pants are as versatile in fit as they are in style. This season’s most fashion forward silhouette is the wide leg crop. Try it with a bow blouse or patterned skinny scarf for a chic Monday morning start to the week. Need a little help deciding which black pant is best for you? Check out our Cato Signature Pant Guide to see the details on all of our work essential pants. With new fits and enhanced fabrics, we think our Signature Pants will be your new staples.
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The Black Pant. A variety of black pants.

The Classic Pump
The pump is a tried-and-true classic for work wear, but who says your go-to heel has to be boring? Metallics are perfect for spicing up your workday neutrals. Hematite hues throw convention to the wind but maintain the ultra feminine look of the pump silhouette. A block heel gives you more comfort while offering all the height of a stiletto. Shake up your everyday black heel with mixed textures like faux leather and suede for a kick of intrigue. Your favorite pumps will (literally) carry you all season long.
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The Classic Pump. A variety of styles of the classic pump

The Blazer
Nothing says take on the day quite like a blazer. Sharp, sophisticated and chic, this always fashionable jacket deserves a place in your closet. A black blazer is essential to your workweek wardrobe because it can be paired with your favorite black or printed pants, skirts and dresses alike. Add excitement to your LBD by layering a graphic windowpane print blazer over it. Print or solid, the blazer will frame your look and make it fabulous. For a business casual look, keep things professional with a blazer paired with dark wash skinnies and a bow blouse. No matter the day of the week, you can never go wrong with a blazer as your final outfit piece.
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The Blazer. A black blazer with pink belt and a plaid blazer with a broach.

Whether you’re going for business casual or professionally polished, these four key pieces are essentials for building out your work wardrobe. Staple pieces allow you to show off your individual style and we want to see it! Show us how you style your work wardrobe by sharing your look on social media with #mycatostyle!


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