Getting dressed for work shouldn’t be a bore. Welcome to Business Casual— here to make your weekdays easier.
In the final scene of Working Girl, Melanie Griffith’s character sits triumphantly at her new job wearing a black blouse tucked under an oversize, menswear-inspired blazer. If you ignore the hair, she could have walked right off the runway at Balenciaga or Calvin Klein 205W39NYC this year. Eighties-style tailoring has made a big comeback, which seems only fitting given that it’s a strange, sometimes tumultuous time for working women.
The new version of the power-suit jacket isn’t too far off from its decades-old predecessor: The shoulders are still boxy and the fit is slouchy. But this time around, you can mold it to your needs. Wear it with a T-shirt, slim jeans, and kitten heels and it has a creative vibe. Throw it over trousers and a blouse and it turns more conservative. Whether you spend $50 or $500, it’s a shortcut to feeling like the boss at the end of the movie. Scroll to shop our favorites.