Our daily workwear reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices.
I have this jacket in a previous iteration without bell sleeves, and either way it’s a comfortable, affordable, nice lightweight topper for the fall. It’s also a good option for something to keep in the office — it’s not quite a blazer, but you still get a lot of the authority of a blazer. It’s machine washable, too. The new thing this season is that this has bell sleeves, which in the pictures on the site look kind of like you’re going to be auditioning for Shakespeare or something. I’ve seen it in person, however, and it’s not really that bad, so if you like the cardigan otherwise I’d give it a try. It comes in six colors in sizes XS–XXL and is on sale for $39.99, but that’s reduced further to $31.99 right now with the extra 20% off. Alfani Bell-Sleeve Cardigan