From classic button-down shirts to comfy work shoes to cloth face masks, the right wardrobe basics can make getting back to the office easier after months of quarantine.

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Many companies want their employees to work in the office again, at least part-time. This means that many of us who have adapted to working from home in sweatpants and pajamas will need new traditional (but comfortable) work clothes. Here’s what to wear to the office this summer.


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Petal & Pup Olivia dress, $53 (was $76)

Untuckit Parrino shirt, $55 (was $99)

Lululemon The ABC Classic Pant, $128


The pandemic has changed the fashion industry in many ways, with remote working redefining what constitutes work clothing. As you head back to the office, consider incorporating some pandemic style priorities (such as comfort, convenience, and versatility) into your new office wardrobe.

We’ve curated a selection of comfy spring basics from trusted brands like lululemon, Untuckit and Petal and Puppy. These summer wardrobe additions, including face masks, leather sneakers, dress pants and more casual outfits, will make your return to the office a little more comfortable.

(Remember to stock up N95 Masks for your return to the office. This The best-selling pack of 50 Kimberly-Clark N95 face masks is currently over halfway on Amazon.)

Back-to-school clothing and accessories for women

You won’t sacrifice comfort with upcoming women’s back to the office apparel and accessories.

Top Saylor Jil

Top Saylor JIL

Saylor


Beat the office AC while looking summer ready this cotton and linen long-sleeved top from Saylor. Its stripes and fringe embrace the season and its cinched waist makes the top flattering.

Saylor Jil top, $125 (was $209)


Gorjana Parker Necklace

Gorjana Parker Necklace

Gorjana


With its classic chain links, Gorjana’s bestseller Parker Necklace goes with so many looks in and out of the office. Its hinged closure lets you customize the length of the 18k gold-plated chain or even add charms.

Gorjana Parker Necklace, $65


Petal & Pup Olivia dress

Petal & Pup Olivia Dress

Petal and Puppy


Add a summer dress to your work wardrobe without sacrificing comfort. This floral midi dress has a gathered waist and ruffles.

Petal & Pup Olivia dress, $53 (was $76)


Soft flared suit trousers

Soft flared suit trousers

Yogipac via Amazon


These bootcut dress pants are made, like many yoga pants, with a combination of Nylon and Spandex for comfort and stretch. The fabric wicks away moisture and does not wrinkle. The pants have four functional pockets, belt loops and a fake button and fly in the front to make them dressier.

Soft Dress Pants, $37+


High waist midi skirt

High waist midi skirt

Exlura via Amazon


This high waisted slip on midi skirt is avant-garde without being stuffy. It can easily fit into the office, but won’t look too buttoned up when worn outside of work hours. The timeless polka dot pattern makes it an easy piece to add to any work wardrobe and most importantly it has pockets.

High-waisted midi skirt, $31 and up


Laptop bag with USB port

Laptop bag with USB port

Kroser through Amazon


This classy laptop bag with a built-in USB port is a stylish step up from a casual backpack, while still offering plenty of convenient storage. This bag has room for a laptop and tablet, as well as an interior mesh pocket and several exterior side pockets. It can be carried as a briefcase, a handbag or as a traditional backpack, making it an ideal bag for commuters. Just add a power bank and this bag is ready to keep any tech charged on the go.

Laptop bag with USB port, $31 after coupon (reduced from $43)


Back-to-school clothing and accessories for men

Bring your office attire into 2022 with the additions of men’s clothing and accessories below.

Beckett Simonon Reid Trainers

Beckett Simonon Reid Trainers

Beckett Simonon


There’s no need to leave the sneakers at home if you choose a pair that has a higher look, like these. These men’s leather trainers from Beckett Simonon are sent to you directly from the factory, without intermediaries. Find them in six colors.

Beckett Simonon Reid sneakers, $159


Untuckit Parrino Shirt

Untuckit Parrino Shirt

Untuckit


The parrino shirt from Untuckit is made with moisture-wicking, wrinkle-resistant fabric, so it’ll still look fresh at the end of a long day at work. The material is extra soft and designed to move naturally. This shirt is designed to be worn untucked for maximum comfort while remaining professional.

Untuckit Parrino shirt, $55 (was $99)


Lululemon The ABC Classic Pant

The ABC Classic pant

lululemon


The ABC classic pants by Lululemon are quick drying and wrinkle resistant. Designed to be breathable and move comfortably, these pants are made with Warpstreme Clotha material designed to easily retain its shape throughout the day without feeling stiff.

Lululemon The ABC Classic Pant, $128


Timbuk2 reusable face mask

Timbuk2 reusable face mask

Timbuk2


This pack of three reusable masks from Timbuk2 is perfect for offices where masks are still required. These masks are made of an extra-soft jersey cotton fabric designed to create a custom fit. The ties go around the head rather than the ears, so this model can be worn comfortably for long periods of time. The envelope-style pocket offers the option to add a filter for additional protection against COVID-19.

(For maximum protection, opt for a n95 mask.)

Timbuk2 reusable face mask, $20 (reduced from $30)


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