Never underestimate the power of your outfit at work, especially when you have meetings and presentations. And what you wear doesn’t just affect others’ perceptions of you at work; your own perception of the clothes you wear to work can affect your performance, too, according to The New York Times. Science shows that people who wear certain clothing associated with high performance, like a lab coat, for instance, are more likely to perform better on tests and are better at paying attention.
And while hearing that what you wear can transform how you feel about work should motivate you to pay more attention to your workwear, we know that getting out the door in decent condition and on time is easier said than done. That’s why we rounded up the chic, sophisticated blouses that will make you excited to go to work and show everyone who’s boss.