Meet The Next Generation Of Office Classics
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.
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.
Jacquard Peplum DressJonathan Simkhai $545SHOP NOW
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.
Contrast Placket BlouseChloe $796SHOP NOW
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.
Agnese Tribal-Print Pencil SkirtStella Jean $402SHOP NOW
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.
Suede & Patent PumpsPrada $750SHOP NOW
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.
Swarovski Pearl Choker NecklaceFallon $425SHOP NOW
The humdrum briefcase gets a totally modern revamp with minimal hardware, a masculine silhouette and on-trend color blocking.
Colorblock Top-Handle BagMarni $890SHOP NOW
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.
Chain Metal Gold WatchLarsson & Jennings $351SHOP NOW
Introduce a dose of high fashion to the everyday with this badass Givenchy iPad sleeve.
Rottweiler iPad CaseGivenchy $335SHOP NOW
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.
Diamond Pyramid Stud EarringsIleana Makri $2430SHOP NOW
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.
Almost Lipstick In Black HoneyClinique $16SHOP NOW
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.
Beauty ElixirCAUDALIE $49SHOP NOW
Mask blemishes, under-eye circles and all number of imperfections with just a few swipes of this luxurious concealer/highlighter.
Highlighter Face PenChanel $40SHOP NOW
A hydrating gel formula allows you to define cheekbones and add a healthy glow any time of day, no blush brush needed.
Cellularose Blush GlaceBY TERRY $58SHOP NOW
This all-in-one tube dispenses a lightweight mineral powder that offers potent sun protection in addition to correcting discoloration and eliminating shine.
SPF 25 Mineral PowderArcona $45SHOP NOW