7 Work Wardrobe Essentials

Take your office outfits up a notch or two with these versatile, flattering picks.


Ann Taylor The Ankle Pant in Herringbone


This sleek menswear inspired grey is a softer neutral than black, so it pairs better with a wider range of colors, from bright silk blouses to pale pastels. Bonus: They’re also available in petite and tall sizing.

To buy: $109; anntaylor.com.

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H&M Tie Cotton Blouse


Think of this style as a modern update to the ubiquitous white shirt—swap it in for a basic white button-down style for instant street style cred. Also available in red-and-white striped and light blue-and-red striped.

To buy: $30; hm.com.

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Banana Republic Pointed Toe Slingback Flat


Shiny in a subtle way (and in a rose gold tint that works with any outfit), these slingbacks are polished enough for the office, but comfortable enough for days spent running from meeting to meeting.

To buy: $81; bananarepublic.com.

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Loft Foldover Wrap Skirt


With an origami inspired waistband, this skirt adds so much more visual appeal than a simple pencil silhouette.

To buy: $60; loft.com.

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Mignonne Gavigan Amber Silk Scarf


Delicately trimmed in tiny (faux) seed pearls, this gorgeous neutral scarf makes a striking substitute for a statement necklace. Also available in grey.

To buy: $168; anthropologie.com.

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Zara Embossed City Bag With Contrasting Leather Flap


Big enough to hold all of your workday essentials (and stylish enough to tote even when you’re off duty), you’ll reach for this handbag over and over again.

To buy: $70; zara.com.

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Mango Twisted Hoop Earrings


Just enough to catch the eye, but not enough to overwhelm pared down work staples, these mixed metal earrings add the perfect finishing touch.

To buy: $10; mango.com.

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