Not every office closed for the pandemic, but if yours did, you know the butterflies-in-your-stomach feeling that accompanies a return to the commuting life. Suddenly, we’re reconsidering what to wear to work like it’s our first day on the job. We’re not just getting dressed again; we’re getting dressed professionally again.
Repeat after us: Don’t overthink your work outfit ideas. The simplest solution to any and all workwear dilemmas is right in front of you in the form of a classic suit set. Right now, slightly oversized blazers and tailored yet stretchy work pants are everywhere from Theory to Tibi and several designers in between. Long-lost strong shoulders and elevated fabrics bring the polish; looser silhouettes keep all the comfort we’ve grown used to these last few years. There’s an instant confidence boost waiting in the best suits for women that sweatpants simply can’t compete with. (And for those on the fence, some of the best suits fall within an impulse-buy price range at our favorite online stores.)
There may be lingering questions about our brave new world of hybrid work, but what to wear won’t be one of them. Ahead, find 20 suit sets that look great on Zoom and even better back at the office.