Work fashion on a budget?

iVillage Member
Registered: 11-13-2012
Work fashion on a budget?
Wed, 07-24-2013 - 10:51am

Where are some places you like to shop for office attire?  After taking a few years off work, I'm ready to go back.  Unfortunately, my wardrobe is not.  I don't have a lot of money to spend, so what do you think are some staples for work attire?  Where do you like to shop for this stuff?

Community Leader
Registered: 07-26-1999
Wed, 07-24-2013 - 11:59am

I need tall dress slacks and have the worst time finding them at a decent price, so I try and find 3 or 4 pairs of neutral colors when I find them on clearance or on sale and then just continually rotate them throughout the week with different camis and cardigans and that gives me more flexibility.  I also make sure to subscribe to email alerts to get coupons and watch clearance racks.  New York and Company is a great one with coupons and sales and tend to be nice classic pieces.  I watch the clearance racks at Maurices also, I was there last week and got 8 items for $54, all were 75% off, which included 2 dresses, a pair of denim dress slacks, a pair of jeans, 2 tank tops, a cardigan and a bracelet.  I have one pair of Express dress slacks I got on sale years ago and still love them to this day.  I could really use the same pair, but in a size up for that time of the month, so knowing that, I watch ebay for them on occasion hoping to find another pair in the right size and color.