Here’s what to wear to work right now (10+ outfit ideas!)

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Work outfits for Spring 2019 :: Effortlessly with Roxy

It feels like my life has been work, work, work all the time recently! Whether it’s my new job or wedding planning or whatever I’ve been busy yet fulfilled. As I’ve transitioned from a very casual office environment to a more fashion-forward setting, I’ve been having a great time evaluating my work pieces! I’m dipping back into work clothing shopping with an eye towards my day-to-day office life as well as pieces that are good for client meetings.

At the moment I split my time between my old and new jobs — as a senior exec at both, it was very important to me to smoothly transition between each role. So, some days jeans and a tee are fine and other days I want something a little dressier. This post is all about work outfits for Spring 2019 (and beyond!).

I thought it would be fun to take a look at some of the work outfit ideas I’ve put together recently, starting with a Spring transitional outfit I’ve been wearing often.

Work outfits for Spring 2019 :: Effortlessly with Roxy
Work outfits for Spring 2019 :: Effortlessly with Roxy
Work outfits for Spring 2019 :: Effortlessly with Roxy
Work outfits for Spring 2019 :: Effortlessly with Roxy

Jacket: Madewell (old, similar 1, 2) | Layering Cardigan: Banana Republic | Cami: Banana Republic (also)
Jeans: Banana Republic (old, similar 1, 2) | Shoes: Banana Republic (old, similar)
Necklace: LOFT (old, similar) | Sunglasses: Persol (similar) | Bag: Rebecca Minkoff
photos: Eva Phan

The look above is one of my favorite work outfits for Spring 2019. This work outfit has been on repeat because it works well in both of my current office environments. Also, this time of year the weather in NYC is unpredictable. It can be cold in the morning, downright hot by midday and then chilly again in the evening. Layering is helpful!

Below, I’ve put together 11 more work outfit ideas. Then, at the end of the post you’ll find my work outfit wishlist for Spring 2019. I’ve tried to make a good mix between more conservative office looks and more casual work outfits, layers or fewer layers, and address the different styles I love. Of course, everything below stays in my preppy chic aesthetic. It’s how I style effortlessly! What are you wearing to work right now?

Work outfits for Spring 2019 :: Effortlessly with Roxy


Work outfits for Spring 2019 :: Effortlessly with Roxy


Work outfits for Spring 2019 :: Effortlessly with Roxy


Work outfits for Spring 2019 :: Effortlessly with Roxy


Work outfits for Spring 2019 :: Effortlessly with Roxy


Work outfits for Spring 2019 :: Effortlessly with Roxy




Work outfits for Spring 2019 :: Effortlessly with Roxy


Work outfits for Spring 2019 :: Effortlessly with Roxy


Work outfits for Spring 2019 :: Effortlessly with Roxy


Work outfits for Spring 2019 :: Effortlessly with Roxy


Work outfits for Spring 2019 :: Effortlessly with Roxy

Now that you’ve seen some of my ideas for work outfits for Spring 2019, it’s time to shop the pieces! Below, all the pieces used in the outfits above and more. I’ll have more work outfit ideas very soon!


  1. madisonfichtl
    April 22, 2019 / 8:40 am

    I LOVE outfit 8! It has the perfect pop of yellow! Thanks for sharing!

    Madison |

    • April 22, 2019 / 8:52 am

      Thank you! I was inspired by the daffodils that have been blooming here.

  2. April 22, 2019 / 8:45 am

    Hi everyone! I'm having an issue with a ton of spam comments attempting to flood the blog at the moment, so I've temporarily required ALL comments to be moderated. Hoping this will only last a couple of weeks or so. Thanks for your patience!

    • Lavenda
      May 6, 2019 / 7:08 am

      This is such a great inspo post and love the shoes.

  3. April 22, 2019 / 2:32 pm

    These are some great outfits!! I love that pretty green printed dress!

    • April 22, 2019 / 8:16 pm

      That dress was such a fun find! I love the price point too.

  4. ame22
    April 22, 2019 / 2:38 pm

    Love your featured outfit Roxy! Those shoes are so pretty. I've wanted to try the snakeskin trend and shoes are the perfect way in my mind. I like all the other outfits you've created. I hope you'll do more of these posts! My favorites in this post are #2, #3 and #5.

    • April 22, 2019 / 8:17 pm

      More of these coming up. 🙂

  5. April 22, 2019 / 5:02 pm

    You have so many beautiful outfits selections for spring to wear to work and love all of the accessories! ❤️

    • April 22, 2019 / 8:17 pm

      Thank you! I'm so glad you enjoyed the post.

  6. taikitty
    April 22, 2019 / 5:21 pm

    Great mix of styles and outfit ideas! I think I like the outfit you are wearing the best. Number 11 is also so cute.

    • April 22, 2019 / 8:26 pm

      Thank you!!

  7. Rachel
    April 22, 2019 / 6:07 pm

    Nice Outfits! Thanks for sharing! I have an off topic question about returning in store purchase from Anthro. I have an unworn dress which I accidentally took the tag off. Will I be able to return it back to the store if I have the original receipt? Thank you to anyone could help!

    • April 22, 2019 / 8:28 pm

      Probably! I know that Free People (Anthro's sister store) generally doesn't allow returns if the tag has been removed, but I've never had that problem at Anthropologie. Anyone else have thoughts?

  8. tanviidotcom
    April 22, 2019 / 7:06 pm

    I am loving all the dresses and the loafer options. Totally my beat.

    • April 22, 2019 / 8:28 pm

      Yes to loafers! I am finally getting into them.

  9. She Saw Style
    April 22, 2019 / 8:05 pm

    Outfit four is definitely my favorite! I’ll admit most days I stay in my pajamas since I work from home. However, it sure is fun to see all the ideas!

    • April 22, 2019 / 8:28 pm

      So so true! Then again working in PJs is really fun too.

  10. gettingfitfab
    April 22, 2019 / 8:38 pm

    Oh wow! I love all of these different outfits! I don't know which is my favorite, such a wide variety!

    • April 23, 2019 / 2:24 pm

      Yay! I love when it's hard to pick a favorite.

  11. April 22, 2019 / 10:42 pm

    great outfit ideas! I especially love the elegant outfits featuring the animal print – so chic!

    • April 23, 2019 / 2:25 pm

      Thank you Katya!!

  12. gretahollar
    April 22, 2019 / 11:29 pm

    These are all great options for the office! I don't work in an office and miss having sassy suits and separates to wear to work!

    • April 23, 2019 / 2:25 pm

      I mean, even when I was a work from home-r I would still get dressed up sometimes for work because it feels GOOOOOD.

  13. April 23, 2019 / 12:19 am

    Loving all of these outfit inspiration and your outfit is so chic! Need those snakeskin heels!

    • April 23, 2019 / 2:25 pm

      Thanks Kileen!

  14. Shari
    April 23, 2019 / 6:33 am

    Loving the white and pink blazer options. They are so in trend now although I don't know that I want to splurge for a high end one. Will track to Nordstroms to try these! Love all of the outfits!

    • April 23, 2019 / 2:26 pm

      Sweet Shari! I'm sure there are different brands that will have them — I know Express has some cute blazers, and at Nordstrom Halogen does too.

  15. spoonfulofsparkles
    April 23, 2019 / 7:31 am

    Oh wow, so many great ideas! I work from home, but would totally wear a ton of these. I love the slip dress with the blazer!

    • April 23, 2019 / 2:29 pm

      I hear you! Sometimes the urge strikes to get dressed up and go out anyway!

  16. Taylor Mobley
    April 23, 2019 / 9:22 am

    I love these ideas!! I don't have a ton of places to wear outfits like this (I work at home – so pjs) but I wish I ddi!

    • April 23, 2019 / 2:29 pm

      You never know when the need may strike!

  17. April 23, 2019 / 10:34 am

    These are all such great outfit ideas! I work in political advocacy so some of these looks would be perfect!

    • April 23, 2019 / 2:29 pm

      Wow what a cool job!!

  18. Kelsey
    April 24, 2019 / 8:23 am

    LOVING those heels!! So fun and adds some sass to the outfit!

  19. April 24, 2019 / 2:44 pm

    Girl, these are all such fun work outfits!!

    xo, Laura

  20. April 24, 2019 / 3:03 pm

    All such great work outfits babe! I don't even know where to start because I want everything lol

  21. Anna English
    April 26, 2019 / 6:48 am

    Love these outfits you put together! The mint and navy combo is my favorite.

  22. Kristina
    April 26, 2019 / 8:19 am

    I love outfit 5!! Casual yet polished and those bamboo earrings are too cute!

  23. evb
    April 27, 2019 / 9:04 am

    Hey Roxy, are you going to do any reviews of the Anthropologie quarterly reports anymore? I always enjoy your insights.

    Have you taken a look at the Anthro May new arrivals?

    • Daniela
      May 3, 2019 / 11:58 am

      Anything Gal Meets Glam is available at Nordstrom and they usually come big FYI. I noticed Anthro is carrying that brand now. Anything marked as white seems to be more ivory or cream; i'm not sure what's so hard about marking a dress CREAM. And Roxy….please continue to report on Anthropologie. I can't seem to shake them off! WHAT IS WRONG WITH ME?

    • May 7, 2019 / 9:26 am

      Possibly on the quarterly reports, I'm just back from a trip to Spain but will make an Anthro new arrivals post my first post back. 🙂

  24. Daniela
    May 3, 2019 / 11:56 am

    I noticed Nordstrom is selling a lot of brands that Anthropologie now carries. I wish they carried Maeve dresses (is this only an Anthro brand). Also, for anyone else who is a Maeve fan…..did my body change or do her dresses now fit smaller than they used to (I weigh the same…I have no idea what's going on)???

    • May 7, 2019 / 9:26 am

      Maeve has gone through a lot of back and forth. It used to be very tight on me back in 2005-2009. Then it became a better fit on me and another in-house Anthro brand, Moulinette Soeurs, took over as being very tight on me. It does look like Maeve has returned to being cut for smaller chests and fewer curves which is very disappointing. But things change from season to season so hopefully Anthro will reconsider!!

  25. evb
    May 14, 2019 / 1:14 pm

    Roxy, I'm thinking of taking the plunge and buying the Madewell washed leather moto jacket later this year – do you know when/if there will be a promo that will discount it? Black Friday?

    • May 15, 2019 / 2:07 pm

      Black Friday is a possibility. There's also usually one promo in August or September with no exclusions.

  26. She Saw Style
    May 21, 2019 / 5:58 pm

    Every time I read a post like this, it *nearly* makes me want to work in a corporate environment again. Then I realize since I work from home, I can wear whatever the heck I want – including these pieces, if I so desire haha. They're all so cute!

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