8 Closet Staples to Add to Your Work Wardrobe This Winter

Create the perfect nine-to-five wardrobe by filling your closet with a balanced mix of trendy accent pieces and work-appropriate staples. Whether you want to look your best at a new job or are just looking to spruce up your everyday attire, these eight must-have pieces are just what you need to build stylish and office-ready outfits for work.

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Madewell Tribune Blazer

As one of the most versatile pieces in a work wardrobe, a functional black blazer is a must-have for office-ready attire. Either dress it up with a pair of editor pants and heels, or opt to make it more casual with high-waisted jeans and a fitted blouse. This sleek oversized blazer will become your new go-to whenever you claim you have nothing to wear.

To Buy: $128; nordstrom.com

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Vince Cuffed Jogger Pants

Choosing an outfit for the office every day can feel challenging, especially if you're like us and would rather be lounging in a pair of comfy sweats. But with these cuffed jogger pants, you can have the best of both worlds—the stretch knit fabric and elastic waistband means they won't feel like uncomfortable work pants. Pair with a white button-down and a black blazer, and you'll be the most stylish—and comfortable—person in the office.

To Buy: $295; nordstrom.com

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Equipment 'Slim Signature' Silk Shirt

If you want to be taken seriously at work, make sure your wardrobe reflects the best version of yourself by always being clean and presentable. This sophisticated white blouse is the perfect piece to sport year-round. In the winter, layer with a blazer or cardigan to keep warm, or wear it alone with a pair of jeans on casual Fridays.

To Buy: $230; nordstrom.com

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Madewell Gemma Mule

It's all about making a good first impression when you start a new job, so keeping your footwear timeless and professional is a must. Closed-toe shoes are often recommended in business settings, and these black mules are a super stylish closed-toe option. Pair these slip-on shoes with cropped slacks or jeans and a blazer.

To Buy: $98; nordstrom.com

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Black tank top with skinny straps and scalloped trim at the neckline. photo

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Ted Baker London Siina Scallop Camisole

It can be tough to find a work-appropriate tank that can be worn in a business setting, but this basic black tank offers full coverage while still being flattering. Perfect for layering in the winter with a blazer or cardigan, it's designed with a detailed, scalloped neckline for a stylish touch you'll love for many seasons to come.

To Buy: $65; nordstrom.com

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Ted Baker London Trent Leather Strap Watch

Never show up late to work or miss a meeting again with this sleek leather watch. The versatile light brown color and simple design mean this watch can be paired with just about anything. It's the ideal accessory to add to your work wardrobe.

To Buy: $175; nordstrom.com

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Black pointed-toe heels with open sides. photo

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Sam Edelman Jaina Pump

Trust us when we say that these black pumps are the perfect heels to add to your work wardrobe. They're designed with a low heel and a closed-toe style to keep your feet comfortable all day long. Pair with a business-professional dress or wear on a casual Friday with a pair of skinny jeans.

To Buy: $120; nordstrom.com

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A light tan backpack with front and side zipper that fits a 15

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Calpak Kaya Faux Leather 15-Inch Laptop Backpack

Swap out your bulky handbag for this polished leather backpack. Not only is it large enough to store your laptop, it also has exterior and interior wall pockets to hold all your handbag essentials. Choose from a variety of colors—like this gorgeous caramel—or keep things simple with a basic black.

To Buy: $89; nordstrom.com

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