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2015 Office Wardrobe Updates To Make

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Real talk: Recycling the same tired slacks, pencil skirts and pumps week after week can make work feel like a drag. Our recommendation before you start a new gig, ask for a raise or take on the challenges of the year ahead? Treat yourself to a few of these ultra-cool, office-appropriate staples for a fresh look that’ll have you jumping out of bed on Monday mornings. We’ve scoured the market for everything from options to invest in to fast-fashion alternatives that won’t break the bank, and below are our must-have results.

11 Ways To Dress Like A Boss

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The New Suit: Pinstripes

Forget subtle grey and beige suiting, we're all about in-your-face pinstripes for 2015. (P.S. An even more affordable find here.)

Pinstriped Silk Crepe de Chine Blazer

$475

Tibi

Pinstriped Wool-Blend Blazer

$2,595

Agnona

Pinstriped Silk Crepe De Chine Pants

$325

Tibi

Pinstriped Wool Wide Leg Pants

$1,550

Agnona

The New Jewelry: Double Back Pearls

Still classic but not as conservative as a single strand of pearls, these bold earrings add a fun dose of edge to any office outfit.

Pearl 360 Studs

$28

BaubleBar

Lulu Pearl 14-karat Gold Earrings

$1,650

Sophie Bille Brahe

The New Skirt: Retro A-Line

Conjure the '70s while still remaining office-appropriate with this slimming, ultra-chic silhouette.

Knee-Length Skirt

$60

H&M

Pleated Cady Skirt

$850

Gucci

The New Pump: Pointy Mules

Skip safe stilettos and try this new take on the pointy heel. Bonus points: This trend is actually comfortable (seriously).

Quereda Suede Pointy-Toe Mule

$180

Schutz

Pointy Toe Mule

$950

Lanvin

The New Blouse: Bold Stripes

A stellar office wardrobe is stocked with neutrals, but no closet is complete without a splash of color and a statement-making print.

Striped Crop Top with Side Slits

$70

Zara

Asymmetric Hem Striped Top

$972

Marni

The New Arm Candy: Minimalist Watch

Nothing says boss quite like a no-frills timepiece and a fresh-from-the-salon manicure.

Anita Leather Multifunction Watch

$145

Skagen

Seventeen Watch in Gold PVD-Plated

$1,030

Givenchy

The New Handbag: Mini Tote

These mini bags boast all the organized glory of a structured tote sans the conservative Mary Poppins connotation.

Nude Mini All Afternoon Bag

$1,485

Balenciaga

Mini MAB Tote

$195

Rebecca Minkoff

The New Slacks: Pleat-Front Trousers

Baggy is in. Bring the trend into your work wardrobe with this slouchy-but-flattering take on the office trouser.

Pleat Detail Trousers

$60

Mango

Draped-Front Cropped Trousers

$1,045

Chloé

The New Basic: White Turtleneck

Layer this dead simple top under everything from A-line frocks to classic button-ups to bring your look into 2015 with just the right amount of prepster style.

Celeste Stretch-Knit Turtleneck Sweater

$610

Vanessa Bruno

White Turtleneck

$25

H&M

The New Frock: Leather & Suede

A sumptuous-fabric frock in a feminine silhouette is both smart and sophisticated. We're so into this look.

Faux Leather Dress

$80

Zara

Suede Shirt Dress

$1,850

Victoria Beckham

The New Casual Friday: Simple Sneakers

Bring a stuffy look back down to earth with spare white sneakers. Find your perfect pair with our guide to the classics.

Jack Purcell Leather Sneakers

$70

Converse

Leather Sneakers

$595

Saint Laurent