9 R29ers Pick The Best Workwear Pieces From Net-A-Porter’s Spring Sale

With Marie Kondo controlling our every move, our closets are looking more cleared out than ever. But with all this spring cleaning comes a gaping hole where our old clothing used to be. While we’d love to maintain this level of organization all season long, when a good sale comes along, it’s damn near impossible to avoid the temptation.

Case in point: Net-A-Porter announced their biggest sale of the year this week — and you know we’ve already scoured the entire site. From indie favorites like By Far and Ganni, to designers like Prada and Simon Miller, this round of deep discounts has something for everyone.

But with 100+ brands to choose from, finding the best items can get pretty overwhelming. To help you narrow down your shopping scope, we’re focusing our attention on the one genre of clothing that women struggle with most: workwear.

CNet-A-Porter ice-appropriate pieces the editors here at R29 are snatching up most from Net-A-Porter’s annual spring sale.

At Refinery29, we’re here to help you navigate this overwhelming world of stuff. All of our market picks are independently selected and curated by the editorial team. If you buy something we link to on our site, Refinery29 may earn commission.

Jessica Andrews, Deputy Fashion Director

I’m obsessed with Ganni wrap dresses right now and RIP my bank account now that a ton of them are featured in this sale! But I don’t feel too bad purchasing them because they’re more versatile than they look. I tend to wear dresses like this floral number with dad sneakers for casual outings, and with mules for a day at the office. Bonus: I can layer a turtleneck underneath and keep wearing it when the weather gets cold.

Ganni Floral-Print Crepe De Chine Wrap Dress, $196, available at Net-A-PorterPhoto Courtesy of Net-a-Porter.

Eliza Huber, Fashion Market Writer

Spoiler: I already bought these in the sale (sorry, not sorry). I’ve been on the lookout for a go-to mule to wear this season and have had these in my cart for what feels like forever, so this sale was the perfect excuse to make the move.

By Far Kim Silk-Satin Mules, $207.5, available at Net-A-PorterPhoto Courtesy of Net-a-Porter.

Channing Hargrove, Fashion News Writer

This sweater is the perfect desk sweater, chic enough to tie around my shoulders but warm enough to put around my body when the office’s air conditioner is set to arctic. Plus, I can save for the winter and wear as an actual everyday knit.

Ganni Oversized Ribbed-Knit Cardigan, $177, available at Net-A-Porter

Emily Ruane, Fashion Market Writer

I prefer to wear skirts in the summer, but because I commute on a bike, it has to be a very specific skirt. This Simon Miller pencil skirt checks all the boxes — it’s a dark color in durable cotton-linen fabrication, so if it gets a little dirty, it’s like… whatever. Bike shorts — the non-fashion kind — will definitely fit underneath it, and as a final bonus, it’s totally work-appropriate. Sold!

Simon Miller Luz Cotton And Linen-Blend Chambray Skirt, $189, available at Net-A-PorterPhoto Courtesy of Net-a-Porter.

Mi Anne Chan, Associate Producer and Beauty Writer

I’ve worn strictly midi and maxi skirts for the past few years after an unfortunate visible-underwear situation the first day of my then-new job. This summer I’m tasking myself with shortening my hemline again — and this skirt would be the perfect way to do it. It’s certainly mini, but the wrap-around fabric and checked pattern make it feel more work-appropriate than your average mini skirt.

Sandy Liang Checked Cotton-Blend Wrap Mini Skirt, $237, available at Net-A-PorterPhoto Courtesy of Net-a-Porter.

Sam Sasso, Beauty Writer

I feel like I’m constantly on the move during the summer, so I need a bag that looks seasonally appropriate, but also roomy enough to go from the office to happy hour to the airport. This checks all the boxes.

HEREU Cistell Leather-Trimmed Straw Tote, $156, available at Net-A-Porter

Marissa Rosenblum, Senior Shopping Director

Buy a Prada handbag once and have it forever. This leather bucket bag with convertible straps and zip closure is an instant classic and holds value — making it less scary as an investment purchase in case I ever want to re-sell. It’s still a pretty penny at $775 but tempting because I’m in the market for a new work bag and know it’s going fast priced down at half off. I did my research and it’s currently on Nordstrom, Farfetch and Prada at full price and its pre-owned bucket bag cousin just sold on The Real Real for $1K. The case for Prada is looking pretty strong right now.

Prada Overture Embossed Glossed-Leather Bucket Bag, $775, available at Net-A-PorterPhoto Courtesy of Net-a-Porter.

Mekita Revas, Contributing Fashion News Writer

I tend to get cold in offices and buildings during the warmer months because the air conditioning is usually on blast. Having a lightweight cover-up on hand that I can throw on in case it gets too chilly is essential. With these fun and festive colors, this piece would pair amazingly with an all-black or all-white look. Plus, the bold floral print is perfect for summer.

We Are Leone Floral-Print Silk Crepe De Chine Robe, $270, available at Net-A-PorterPhoto Courtesy of Net-a-Porter.

Ellyn Puleio, Senior Manager, Sales Operations

In the spring/summer transition months, I love to match a lightweight knit sweater with a skater skirt for when you know the AC in the office will make it feel like winter.

Etro Metallic Wool-Blend Turtleneck Sweater, $400, available at Net-A-PorterPhoto Courtesy of Net-a-Porter.

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