Getting back into the swing of things can be tough. In 2022, we’re expecting to return to the office. This means leaving the loungewear behind and getting dressed for success every morning. But what can you wear to the office to stay fashionable this year? Here are some ideas.

Knitted Sweaters

Knitted sweaters never lose their charm. This year, new styles, colors, and concepts are popping up all the time. Thankfully, most knitted sweaters are appropriate for your offices’ dress code. If you have a problem staying warm during the day, make sure to wear your knitted sweater or cardigan to work. 

Midi Skirts

Midi is the length trend of this year, meaning you can fit all of your favorite midi skirts into your wardrobe. Stick with neutral, business-appropriate colors. Each office is different, but you can never go wrong with khaki, grey and black.

If you’re taller, make sure you choose a midi skirt that rests just below your mid-calf. Shorter women should aim for a hem that falls above the midcalf. These emphasize height, and each option will lend itself to making you look taller. 

Trench Coats

It gets cold traveling in the city, so make sure that you have your stylish trench coat with you. There are so many different ways you can style a trench coat, and a variety of different styles to choose from. Pair a trench with your other business outfits and elevate those looks to the next level. Plus, you won’t be getting cold any time soon. 

Understated Heels

Heels never go out of style. However, this year it’s all-or-nothing. Some prefer a stiletto heel, while others like to go for an understated option that’s lower to the ground. Whichever you choose, make sure it isn’t going to put you in too much pain throughout the workday. 

Silhouette Dresses

If your office allows you to wear a silhouette dress, you should go for it! These dresses present very specific lines, leading to exquisite silhouettes and an emphasis on your figure. These are great for special office occasions and important meetings. 

Loose Business Blouses

Being at the office is stressful! Don’t get weighed down with a tight blouse. A looser blouse with a little extra fabric around the sleeves and waist goes great with just about any other accessories or outfits. Pair it with a high-waisted skirt and a bold belt if you want to draw attention to the waistline.

Bucket Bags

Bucket bags combine a large capacity with an attractive cylinder design. Bucket bags often cinch or zip at the top, giving you access to a very deep bag. You might have to move some things around to find what you want, but a bucket bag holds a lot of your necessary items without breaking a sweat. 

A Pop of Color

Bright colors are the fad this year, but you can’t always wear bright shades to your quieter office environment. Instead, choose a pair of neon shoes or a bag that incorporates a bright pattern. These pieces can liven up even your most boring neutral-beige day at the office. Plus, this pop of color can arrive in any form, so you have accessorizing options. 


Khaki is a dress code staple that has been popular in offices for years. You can pair it with just about anything, making it easy to incorporate blocks of color if your office will allow it. Wide-legged khaki pants are very popular recently, and other options include khaki trench coats and fully tailored suits. 

The Business Suit

A list of office attire wouldn’t be complete without mentioning the business suit. Men and women can both wear neutral-colored suits to the office, though some may opt for a pattern (like houndstooth). Either way, the business suit is one of the best things you can wear when you return to the office in 2022. 


Going back to the office is hard enough! Don’t second-guess your fashion options and dress for success! These tips and trends will make your return to the office fabulous. We wouldn’t want it any other way! Online retailers like Shop Style Shark can make it easy to shop for the fashions and accessories you need to make your 2022 office wardrobe complete.