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.
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.
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).
Equipment Hadley Plaid Silk Pants ($248) in Stealth Multi
This pair of silky pants gets bonus points for its timeless pattern.
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.
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.
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.
Loeffler Randall Work Tote ($650) in Black
The name says it all!
J.Crew Japanese Crepe Blazer ($228) in Deep Sea
Take your typical black blazer-topped look up a notch with this gorgeous cobalt iteration.
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.
Burberry Brit Crombrook Cotton Gabardine Trench Coat ($995)
We find this length to be the most wearable for this wardrobe staple.
Madewell: Varick Trousers ($118) in Deep Navy
Channeling a ‘70s vibe is always cool and work-appropriate.
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.
J.Crew Collection Stripe Skirt ($128) in Navy Vanilla
This skirt will pair perfectly with your silk blouses.
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.
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!