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
Photo: Adam Katz Sinding
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.)
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.
The New Skirt: Retro A-Line
Conjure the '70s while still remaining office-appropriate with this slimming, ultra-chic silhouette.
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).
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.
The New Arm Candy: Minimalist Watch
Nothing says boss quite like a no-frills timepiece and a fresh-from-the-salon manicure.
The New Handbag: Mini Tote
These mini bags boast all the organized glory of a structured tote sans the conservative Mary Poppins connotation.
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.
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.
The New Frock: Leather & Suede
A sumptuous-fabric frock in a feminine silhouette is both smart and sophisticated. We're so into this look.
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.