15 Office-Approved Pieces That You’ll Have Forever

15 Office-Approved Pieces That You’ll Have Forever
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We’ve said it before: getting dressed for work is no walk in the park. There’s much to consider, from office vs. outside temperature to finding the right balance of conservative and stylish. With that in mind, we bring you 15 polished pieces that you’ll reach for Monday through Friday, for years to come.

Scroll down to shop some of our must-have, timeless work essentials.

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    Oversized Tote:

    Madewell The Transport Tote ($168) in Dark Cabernet

    Both color and size of this leather tote are very work-friendly. You’ll probably be at work for at least eight hours—you’re going to need to bring a lot of stuff.

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    Simple Belt:

    J.Crew Triple Keeper Belt ($40) in Deep Maple

    Look for a sleek, thin belt finished with gold hardware. We love J.Crew’s version (one of our favorite sources for belts).

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    Slouchy Trousers:

    Equipment Hadley Plaid Silk Pants ($248) in Stealth Multi

    This pair of silky pants gets bonus points for its timeless pattern.

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    d’Orsay Pumps:

    J.Crew Collection Valentina Calf Hair d’Orsay Pumps ($350) in Camel Pony

    A d’Orsay-style pump adds interest, and we love the chic calf hair material and walkable heel of this pair.

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    Perfect White Blouse:

    Madewell Essential White Boyshirt ($50) in Optic White

    We love the slightly oversized fit of this button-down. Every woman needs a great white shirt, for obvious reasons.

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    Chic Scarf:

    Ralph Lauren Tattersall Silk Scarf ($189) in White/Black

    This scarf, in our favorite color combination, will give your work look that French-girl touch that we all know and love.

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    Everyday Black Handbag:

    Loeffler Randall Work Tote ($650) in Black

    The name says it all!

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    Colorful Blazer:

    J.Crew Japanese Crepe Blazer ($228) in Deep Sea

    Take your typical black blazer-topped look up a notch with this gorgeous cobalt iteration.

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    Suede Pumps:

    Ralph Lauren Collection Suede Celia Pumps ($525) in Green

    Suede pumps are an office essential, according to our co-founder Katherine Power. We love them in rich jewel tones, such as this forest green pair.

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    Classic Trench Coat:

    Burberry Brit Crombrook Cotton Gabardine Trench Coat ($995)

    We find this length to be the most wearable for this wardrobe staple.

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    Wide-Leg Pants:

    Madewell: Varick Trousers ($118) in Deep Navy

    Channeling a ‘70s vibe is always cool and work-appropriate.

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    Statement Bracelet:

    Salvatore Ferragamo Double Wrap Leather Bracelet ($172) in Black

    You don’t want a stack of noisy bracelets at the office. This sleek leather one is all you’ll need to make a stylish statement.

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    Neutral Pencil Skirt:

    J.Crew Collection Stripe Skirt ($128) in Navy Vanilla

    This skirt will pair perfectly with your silk blouses.

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    Pointed-Toe Flats:

    Valentino 10MM Rockstud Leather Ballerina Flats ($745)

    If you’re going to wear flats to the office, a pointed toe is the most polished style. This rose-colored Valentino pair is gorgeous.

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    Metal Watch:

    Nixon Spur Rose Goldtone Stainless Steel Watch ($300) in Rose Gold

    A menswear-style oversized watch is functional and looks cool, and our rose gold obsession is very, very real.

    What are your office essentials? Comment below!

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