26 years have passed since stuffy suiting and “commuter sneakers” were immortalized via Melanie Griffith’s stellar performance in Working Girl. And as much as we enjoy a blast from the past, the days of ear-grazing shoulder pads, matronly pumps and clunky briefcases are long gone. Here, a fresh crop of office-appropriate staples taking their place.
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Leave it to Stella McCartney to tailor the perfect one-button suit in a textured navy fabrication, featuring tuxedo-esque lapels. Best part: each piece can stand on its own, so feel free to wear the blazer with jeans and the slacks with a curve-hugging turtleneck.
An otherwise prim silhouette gets a high-fashion infusion by way of subtle peplum and slightly sheer trim.
We’ll be first to admit that a classic white blouse is a wardrobe must. Although, this color block iteration is just as wearable yet infinitely edgier.
Slightly sexier than its ultra prim sibling, this knee-length printed number boasts an exaggerated high waist -- ideal for pairing with a top in a contrasting print.
These mid-height heels work equally hard navigating the boardroom when worn with the aforementioned power suit as they do with a pair of skinnies during after-work drinks.
This fun chain-and-pearl choker is proof the classic single-strand necklace has come a long way from its time cooped up in your grandma’s jewelry box.
The humdrum briefcase gets a totally modern revamp with minimal hardware, a masculine silhouette and on-trend color blocking.
A sleek timepiece never goes out of style. This one begs to be layered with statement bracelets and won’t cost nearly as much as its big-name counterparts.
Introduce a dose of high fashion to the everyday with this badass Givenchy iPad sleeve.
Still believe diamond studs are the ultimate work-wear status symbols? Think again. This pair of pyramid earrings is infinitely cooler, yet equally suitable for the office.
Clinique’s Black Honey is quite possibly the most universally flattering color of all time -- the semi-sheer berry shade is essential for mid-day primping.
A single spritz of this citrus-spiked mist has the ability to revitalize your complexion for an instantly refreshed look. It also works wonders for working through the 3 o’clock hump and setting makeup.
Mask blemishes, under-eye circles and all number of imperfections with just a few swipes of this luxurious concealer/highlighter.
A hydrating gel formula allows you to define cheekbones and add a healthy glow any time of day, no blush brush needed.
This all-in-one tube dispenses a lightweight mineral powder that offers potent sun protection in addition to correcting discoloration and eliminating shine.