I don’t know about you, but I always feel my best in the office when I am dressed to the nines.

Nothing in the world makes me feel more polished and professional than a statement blouse, some wide legged trousers and a trendy pair of loafers. I have often drooled at the designer displays in Saks and Neiman Marcus, wishing I could afford to breathe the air in there (let alone purchase a $1,200 jacket).

Unfortunately, many of us are not made of money, making our options of building a killer work wardrobe feel limited and uninspiring. This should not be the case.

I have gathered 11 of my favorite clothing sites offering beautiful, high quality and work appropriate items that cater to women of any size, style, and budget.

Get ready to kick butt in your career and look good doing it!


H&M has always been a reliable staple when it comes to building a work wardrobe. With an impressively vast selection of styles, sizes and products you can really do no wrong. A majority of their offerings are trendy, affordable clothing that allows you to play with your wardrobe without breaking the bank.


Zara is the perfect option when you are searching for wardrobe classics that pack a unique punch. This workwear varies from standard basics to loud pieces that push boundaries. Zara prices often vary from affordable to mid-price, but regardless of the price, their items are well made, eye-catching and genuinely fun.  

River Island

A major player in the UK, River Island offers a vast array of timeless clothes, shoes and accessories. River Island constantly churns out new and relevant items that are often dupes for runway trends, letting you play with up-and-coming styles without the painful price tag.


Do you like to play with proportions, colors and patterns? If so, Pomelo may be the site for you. Pomelo exudes major “man-repeller” vibes, with clothing that feels edgy, fearless, and cool. This site is perfect for confident women who wants to stand out in the workplace, while their low cost means anybody can play with their style.  

Forever 21

Think Forever 21 is nothing but mini-skirts and questionable graphic tees? Think again! Forever 21 has recently stepped up their game, expanding their offerings to cater not only to trendy casual fashionistas, but the modern working woman as well. An affordable price tag allows you to stock up on seasonal pieces or haul without the guilt.


If you want designer clothes for a fraction of their regular retail price, Hautelook is the site for you. Owned by Nordstrom, Hautelook works via daily flash sales, where high end and designer brands like Zac Posen, Rag & Bone and French Connection are marked down substantially, making these luxury finds more accessible for the entry level  girl on a budget.  


First of all, I have a confession to make – I love pants. There is something about a fabulous pair of work pants that just makes a woman feel more powerful. Boohoo has become my personal go-to for trendy, yet affordable pants for the workplace, and their offerings don’t just stop there. Boohoo is a site that is not afraid to play with trends in clothing, shoes, and accessories, updating their offerings nearly every week to mirror the latest and greatest in fashion. Best of all, their budget-friendly price range makes it so everyday women can bravely rock bright pink culottes or a dramatic puffy sleeved top in the office.  

Nordstrom Rack

What if I told you that you could find quality, high street pieces for up to 70% off their original price? This is not a dream, this is the reality of Nordstrom Rack. Nordstrom Rack is Nordstrom’s outlet store, which means pieces that haven’t necessarily sold well in the department store are transferred here and given a serious discount. The pieces themselves are the opposite of duds – here you can find beautiful work appropriate  boots, blouses, dresses and accessories for a fraction of their original price.


A staple for women of every size and budget, ASOS never fails to deliver high quality items at a reasonable price. This is a serious go-to for those with a more classic sense of style looking to build a timeless capsule wardrobe. ASOS is my one stop shop when it comes to nabbing the perfect white button down, black blazer or midi dress.

TJ Maxx

I am a loud and proud Maxxinista, and I am not afraid to scream it to the world. TJ Maxx might not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of trendy work clothes, but you’ll certainly be surprised by the impressive range of their selection online. Their site is the perfect place to pick up seasonal work pieces like jumpers and sweater dresses, as well as designer bags and accessories. Best of all, almost all of these products come at an extremely affordable price.

Goodnight Macaroon

A hidden gem of sorts, Goodnight Macaroon is a site that is yet to be a household name, but it sure deserves to be! A favorite of several noteworthy fashion bloggers, this site offers classy, timeless pieces that are sure to wow in a business casual to casual office setting. Goodnight Macaroon is a dream for anybody like me, who daydreams of waking their inner fashion blogger nonchalantly strolling down the streets of NYC with a latte in hand.

Did I miss anything? Have a clothing site you can’t live without? Comment below with your favorite affordable, trendy shops for workwear.

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Emily D

Emily D

I’m Emily D., and I work as a digital strategist with a research and analytics love affair. As the self-proclaimed super nerd of FTF, I enjoy playing video games (Pokémon is still my favorite), consuming all things matcha, and binging reality competition shows. I also have a Passion for Fashion™ spending far too much time and money updating my wardrobe and stalking my favorite fashion bloggers on social media. My biggest career goal is to someday create the digital strategy for an award winning, industry acclaimed ad campaign.