What Team Zoe Wears To Work

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Just because we hold jobs in a fashion-savvy work environment and are constantly consuming endless amounts of glamour on a day-to-day basis, that doesn’t mean we don’t experience those I have nothing to wear moments every now and then. But if there’s anything we swear by, it’s ensuring that you have one wardrobe mainstay that—without fail—promises a professional and put-together outcome at the office. Today, we asked a few members of our editorial team to share the one hero item they consider their saving grace for days. Whether it’s a classic button-up, long-wear foundation or a chic tech accessory, take a tip from us to determine your next polished investment.

Dress Like A Boss

Photo: Adam Katz Sinding

Chic Flats

"Even though I spend a good portion of my day working at a desk, I still find heels to be incredibly uncomfortable for the office. Instead, I prefer a point-toe flat. The style reads polished and appropriate without the discomfort of a pump." – Jennifer Ash, Accessories Editor

Classic Button-Up

“Call me predictable, but a classic, striped button-up shirt is the perfect piece for work (even in a more casual office environment). Team it with a high-waisted midi skirt and sandals in the summer or pumps and boyfriend jeans in the fall to strike the perfect balance between effortless and polished." — Kristi Mikesky, Fashion & Beauty Editor

Statement Tote

"I always invest in handbags—especially ones you can wear to work every day. If you have a gorgeous bag, it can add polish to even the most casual ensemble." — Shannon Nash, Fashion & Beauty Editor

Polished Frock

“I’m a huge fan of wearing dresses to work because they can easily be transformed into a new look with a touch of simple accessories. The pussy bow is a huge trend for fall, and luckily, it’s totally office appropriate. Put one on a dress and I’m all set for a polished and comfortable day at work.” – Lauren Eggertsen, Editorial Assistant

Long-Wear Foundation

"My weekdays are long and busy, which means I don't always have time to reapply my makeup. But when I'm running between meetings and events, I want to be comfortable with my complexion. I apply this foundation in the morning and it keeps my skin looking fresh and dewy all day." – Stephanie Montes, Beauty Editor

Tailored Culottes

"The cropped, wide-leg silhouette continues to be big for fall (albeit a little longer than summer's culottes) and this hefty crepe pair will look great with everything from poplin shirts to nubby turtlenecks." — Nicky Deam, Editorial Director

Stylish iPhone Case

"Since I spend about 99% of my day with my iPhone planted firmly in hand, I think splurging on a designer case is totally justified. This Dolce & Gabbana case adds the perfect dose of elevated quirk to my mostly monochromatic work wardrobe." — Jaclyn Decell, Community Manager

Menswear Slides

"My hero piece when it comes to office dressing is a pair of flat mules or sandals. I alternate depending on the season. If it's summer, I'll do an open-toed slipper. For fall and winter, I will opt for a closed-toe pair. They are super versatile and look great with a black tee and vintage Levi's—or basically any dress I own." — Christian David, Art Director