When you work in a particularly sartorially inclined office, it's easy to lure yourself into spending thousands of dollars on expensive shoes, cashmere sweaters, and designer bags that may or may not get you noticed by the upper echelons of the corporate ladder. But with a good eye and a little flair, you can make anything look polished, professional, and-most importantly-stylish, and you don't have to spend a ton.
Case in point: Many fashion editors in our office swear by Zara for its work outfits-which begged the question: Why shouldn't we? After perusing the Monday-to-Friday section of the major fashion retailer, we came to the conclusion that yes, it's possible to look ultra-chic at work and be kind to our wallets. Here are all the Zara work clothes we swear by for a next-level summer work wardrobe-you'll even want to wear these on weekends.Zara Midi Dress With Buttons $50Shop
A midi-length dress in a breezy fabric is ideal for hot summer days.
Available in sizes XS to XXL.Zara Pants With Belt $50Shop
These chic pants with a belt can be worn as separates or as part of an ensemble for a polished look.
Available in sizes XS to XL.Zara Slingback Pumps With Contrasting Heel $50Shop
Slingback heels are both comfortable and stylish. It's the perfect pair to keep under your desk.
Available in sizes 5 to 11.Zara Linen Trousers With Belt $50Shop
Belted linen trousers can easily be paired with a simple white top.
Available in sizes XS to XL.
When dry shampoo doesn't do it, this scarf will elevate your topknot.Zara Frilled Top $40Shop
This elegant frilled top can easily be dressed up or down.
Available in sizes XS to XL.Zara Double-Breasted Blazer $119Shop
A double-breasted blazer is the perfect summer layering piece.
Available in sizes XS to XXL.Zara Palazzo Trousers With Darts $50Shop
Because everyone needs a good pair of white trousers.
Available in sizes XS to L.Zara Polka Dot Top $50Shop
A simple polka-dot top is a staple everyone should have in their closet.
Available in sizes XS to L.Zara Crossbody Bar With Geometric Handle $40Shop
A minimally structured bag will take you from day to night.Zara Striped Midi Skirt $60Shop
Midi skirts are a must at the office on a hot summer day.
Available in sizes S to L.Zara Linen Crossover Top $50Shop
Crossover tops are flattering on everyone-and go great with anything from a simple pair of jeans to a pencil skirt.
Available in sizes XS to XL.Zara Cut-Out Ribbed Dress $46Shop
A classic black or white ribbed dress that's simple yet elegant is all you need when you don't feel like dressing up.
Available in sizes S to L.Zara Shirt With Striped Trims $50Shop
Spice up your classic white shirts with this summery striped trim shirt in summer months.
Available in sizes XS to XXL.Zara Snakeskin Print Leather Slides $70Shop
The perfect commuter shoes that also work as chic office slides.
Available in sizes 5 to 11.Zara Short Sleeve Top $30Shop
Everyone needs a classic black or navy top to pair with colorful bottoms.
Available in sizes S to XL.
Next up: The summer work jackets a fashion editor swears by for a polished look.
This story was originally published on June 12, 2017, and has since been updated.