You love looking crisp and professional, but loathe the time and expense of dry cleaning. So we’ve simplified working life by finding the most flattering, work-appropriate essentials out there, from a pleated skirt to a blazer--all of which you can throw in the washing machine.

Because you can still look major without putting your dry cleaner’s kids through school.

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Dress

This LBD is fitted with a bit of stretch and on-trend ornamental zippers. And the high neckline is begging for a scarf or a chunky necklace.

Kenneth Cole ($118)

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Blazer

The secret to this washable jacket is an imported Italian fabric that has the feel of fine-milled wool. The playful version of pinstripes can really brighten up an all-black ensemble.

Aella ($192)

Work Skirt 597x430

Draped Skirt

Wear this skirt with its matching blazer or on its own with a flowy blouse. The knee length and draping take off ten pounds, btw.

Aella ($144)

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Blouse

Draped rayon in a go-with-anything hue? Sign us up.

Loft ($50)

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Pleated Skirt

Wide pleats in knife-edged poplin look smart with everything from flats to heels, and the stone-gray shade works year-round.

Trademark ($348)

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Trousers

These pants are cut like loose chinos, but the luxurious stretch makes them feel like expensive designer trousers.

Aella ($148)

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