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.
Jasmine Trousers In Navy
Melanie Jacket In Navy
Jacquard Peplum Dress
An otherwise prim silhouette gets a high-fashion infusion by way of subtle peplum and slightly sheer trim.
Contrast Placket Blouse
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.
Agnese Tribal-Print Pencil Skirt
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.
Suede & Patent Pumps
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.
Swarovski Pearl Choker Necklace
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.
Colorblock Top-Handle Bag
The humdrum briefcase gets a totally modern revamp with minimal hardware, a masculine silhouette and on-trend color blocking.
Chain Metal Gold Watch
Larsson & Jennings
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.
Rottweiler iPad Case
Introduce a dose of high fashion to the everyday with this badass Givenchy iPad sleeve.
Diamond Pyramid Stud Earrings
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.
Almost Lipstick In Black Honey
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.
Caudalie Beauty Elixir
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.
Highlighter Face Pen
Mask blemishes, under-eye circles and all number of imperfections with just a few swipes of this luxurious concealer/highlighter.
Cellularose Blush Glace
A hydrating gel formula allows you to define cheekbones and add a healthy glow any time of day, no blush brush needed.
SPF 25 Mineral Powder
This all-in-one tube dispenses a lightweight mineral powder that offers potent sun protection in addition to correcting discoloration and eliminating shine.