Working women have no shortage of decisions to make, including what to wear between the hours of 9 and 6. And designers are flocking to oufit this growing market of smart, chic dressers. For those looking for workwear inspiration, we've compiled a list of our favorite fashion-forward sites that meet the needs of today's professional woman.
Corporette is the go-to source for "overachieving chicks" who want to look fashionable in an otherwise conservative work environment.
- Paperclippy is the shopping blog for professional women on the go. Their style is polished and refined; and they feature work outfits along with office gear, books and gadgets.
- The Style Sample is a personal style blogzine full of fashion tips, inspiration and photos for young professional women. The site is run by Tamia, whose impeccable taste is classy, sassy and full of color.
- The Working Wardrobe showcases a spectrum of looks for fashionably curious working women. I particularly love their curated posts pulling together reasonably priced pieces of a trending look.
- The New Professional is about professional style on a budget. From March 2010 to March 2011, Angeline has taken on the ultimate challenge: coming up with stylish work outfits without buying a single new piece. Follow her creative journey that will inspire you to spend less and create more.
- Shop It To Me is a godsend for women who love a good sale but don't have time to search for one. You tell them your favorite designers and size, and they'll send sales and promos to your inbox.
- Employed Panache's Nicole is an HR specialist who posts tips on being (drum-roll...) employed with panache. She doesn't let the blah-colored cube walls drown out her personality or style.
- Jane Has A Job is a fashion, career and lifestyle blog for driven and working women in their 20s and 30s. They offer straight-to-the-point tips and tricks for new styles, as well as advice like finding a good walk-to-work shoe.
- Style Underdog: Watch the very well-styled protagonist take on fashion with photos of her version of the hottest styles. She's upbeat and down-to-earth, and will give you inspiration for turning magazine photos to real street (and work) wear.
- Mizhattan shares the most up-to-date info on luxury and fast fashion shopping for working women in the Big Apple. Forget Man-hattan, this site offers refreshing inspiration for feminine and sensible styles that take you from the office to happy hour to date night.
- Theory dedicates an entire section to chic suits and perfect pants. Working women from 0 to 10 swear by the fit of Theory clothes, calling them the opposite of business as usual.
- 12:04 is a crisp blog featuring fashion-forward--yet wearable--outfits for those professional women who work in more creative, progressive environments.
- net-a-porter's Workwear boutique is worth checking out, with smart separates and chic accessories. Their sophisticated and high-fashion looks don't come cheap, but they do come in a signature Net-A-Porter black gift box.
- Lands End shirts hold up quite well if you're looking no-iron blouses that save time and money and keep their shape and size--unlike blouses that shrink (ahem, Banana Republic).
- Cupcakes & Cashmere's Emily hosts a lovely personal blog following her adventures in California style--from clothing to cooking to home decorating. I particularly love her sets of curated clothes from around the Internet. It's a great way to stay on top of new fashions without perusing too many sites.
- Garance Dore, a French style blog, offers inspiration from across the pond, now translated in English.
- Style.com, as the name indicates, is the go-to portal for style.
- The Bag Blog is fantastic for browsing bag options that meet the triple threat: fits all your stuff, looks sleek, and doesn't break your back.
- Rags Against the Machine blogger Terri experiments with new looks that are casual and comfortable.
- Refinery29 has a sexy, refined collection of fashion trends. They also do a great job rounding up sales and deals across the web.