11 Ways to Dress Like a Boss on an Employee Salary

photo from  Saks Off Fifth

photo from Saks Off Fifth

Are you dreaming of corner offices from your cubicle? The day when you strut into work, toss your Chloe bag on your chic office sofa with mud cloth pillows and post up for your morning meetings? In this dream does someone bring you your coffee?


Well wake up. Grab your own am java and get excited, because while we can’t switch up your desk sitch, we can offer up this amazing news: it’s possible to dress like you own the place, even as you’re finding your career footing. You don’t have to be the boss to look boss. Pick from three of spring’s top trends at affordable prices from Saks Off 5th and then strut into the building like you the boss.

As they say: dress for the job you want, not the one you have.




At least this spring. Leave the flings for summer and nab a few key pieces that wow the room and make you wonder if you should be in a relationship with your closet.


A ruffle floral print from Chloe says, “my career is my girlfriend,” and there’s absolutely nothing wrong with that.

You work overtime. So let your wardrobe pull double duty too, by nailing the season’s shoulder and romantic trend in the Cold Shoulder Eyelet Lace Blouse from Parker. Priced at under $70 it’s a steal.

"My career is my girlfriend and there is absolutely nothing wrong with that." 


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You don’t need to carry a bulky bag to the office. Case in point: a perfect pink shoulder bag with rose gold accents to hold your most important items: phone, planner, and caffeine drip.

Yes, you can wear a crop to the office if you pair it with some high waist denim. A ice blue Tularosa top that’s also priced under $70, blends delicate details with statement making, deal closing swag.


Shoulder details are here to stay this spring. So throw yours back and show your boss that shrugging ain’t your style. You know exactly how to get after it.

A fresh take on a classic white button-up, this Saks Fifth Ave Red Top is off-the-shoulder and on our record as a spring closet must. Beaded details give it an extra pop of gorgeous.

It’s all the way stripes and shoulders in this dress with tie-up details and scalloped hems. Is is possible to have Casual Friday on a Monday? We say yes.


Think it’s impossible to get couture priced under $50. Not so. When your day includes plenty of client meetings opt for this gorgeous ruffle blouse from Lucca Couture. It’s the ideal blend of fancy meets fashion.  

A breezy off-the-shoulder eyelet top that also affordable? Likely story. But no really, it is. Clean, simple, and relevant. Just like that proposal you drafted.




Dedicated to your career and dedicated to denim. Show your flair for the unexpected with denim details that dress up any outfit. From embroidery to raw hems there are options galore.

Our favorite F word? Finances. Runners up include: Flared, flora, and fauna. Which is exactly what this pair of jeans from Peserico is serving up.  A financially sound investment into flared, flora, and fauna.

Another oh-so-fashionable F on everyone’s radar this spring? Frayed-edge. Top combine looks and top a romantic top with a frayed-edge denim jacket from Rails (priced well-under $100!).

Stress at work? Bad. Distressed at work? Greatness. For the office creative a pair of painted boyfriend ankle jeans from Hidden will do the trick. Go ahead, show off that artistic flair.