If you’re looking for a simple way to change your outlook this year, a quick update to your 2017 work wardrobe may be just the thing you need. You don’t have to spend a fortune or buy a ton of new pieces — adding one great pair of jeans or a new bra (that actually supports you!) could help you to hit the ground running.
So in honor of 2017 — which just has to be better than 2016 — we’re offering five easy ways to switch things up in your closet to get you ready for the Year You Kick Ass Like Never Before. Ready?
1Get on board with some of the year’s top fashion trends.
Whether it’s bomber jackets, ruffles, or lace-up everything, there’s room to incorporate some of the year’s biggest trends into your workwear wardrobe.
Try this satin bomber jacket from Urban Outfitters.
Get it here for $49.99.
This one, from Abercrombie & Fitch.
Get it here for $49.
Or this one, from Torrid.
Get it here for $64.90.
Rock this ruffle blouse from ModCloth with a sharp blazer.
Get it here for $23.99.
Try this lace-up top with a leather jacket, if your office is uber-hip.
Get it here for $34.
Or slip into this cozy number from Old Navy.
Get it here for $22.
2Upgrade your flats with some stylin’ ankle straps.
Let’s face it: No matter how many times the fashion world has declared the ballet flat dead, every woman who works in an office knows she’ll be sticking with her go-to shoe, magazine editors be damned. Comfort is key! And flats are cute! So we don’t blame you! This year, though, why not try out a 2017 shoe trend and pick up some flats with ankle straps?
We love this pointy-toe pair from Call It Spring.
Get them here for $29.50.
And this blingy, metallic pair from Forever 21.
Get them here for $24.90.
Or how about this pair of classic ballet flats from Glamourous.
Get them here for $18.50.
3Splurge on some good-quality basics and undergarments.
Look, if you’ve never bought yourself a good set of plain T-shirts and a bra that actually fits, make this the year you finally do it. Wearing the right undergarments will make you look and, more importantly, feel more comfortable and confident, and good basics will be there for you when you wake up in the morning and have completely forgotten how to dress yourself.
We love the cotton V-neck tee from Everlane.
Get it here for $15.
And Everlane makes a great cotton crew, too.
Get it here for $16.
We’re also very into this foil dot tank from Avenue.
Get it here for $15.
This drape dress from Universal Standard.
Get it here for $120.
And these wear-them-everywhere leggings from South Beach.
Get them here for $17.
As for that new bra, we recommend visiting a real lingerie store and getting fitted properly (we know, we know, it’s weird — but we swear it’s worth it!).