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Regardless of the season, there are a few pieces every worker-bee needs in her wardrobe to exude an appropriate and professional work presence.  Accessories such as necklaces, scarves, handbags & shoes will diversify these pieces and turn them into looks that share your personal sense of style, but first you need these professional pieces!


A Structured Blazer: Nothing completes an office look better than a structured blazer. Even on casual Friday, layering a blazer onto your t-shirt & dark jeans combination will add an air of professionalism to your otherwise casual look.


A Simple White Blouse: When in doubt, grab a white blouse. A simple white blouse can be styled a variety of ways and is a great go-to piece to have in your wardrobe as it pairs perfectly with all jeans, skirts & trousers.


Classic Trousers: A classic pair of black trousers will always be essential to creating a office appropriate wardrobe. Whether you style them with a simple white blouse, or something a bit brighter, classic trousers will be a piece you reach for day in & day out.


Flats: If you find that you’re on your feet throughout the day then chances are you’ve already opted for flats over heels. Flats have come a long way & nowadays there are many options for professionals. My personal favourite type of flat for office attire has to be the menswear-inspired smoking slipper.


Kitten Heels: If you’re not totally ready to say goodbye to heels for work then try a low kitten heel. Kitten heels are a great option for those who are attached to their heels but want to have the walking ease & freedom of flats.


A Tailored Dress: My ultimate office must-have has to be a tailored dress. There is nothing more useless in your wardrobe then a dress as it eliminates the thought & worry of building an entire office outfit. Let’s just say it’s for those days when you accidentally snooze your alarm one too many times!


A Knee-Length or Midi Skirt: If you’re adding a skirt into your office attire mix then always go for one which either hits at the knee or just below it.



ACNE Blazers • Acne • $95.00, available at Yoox

ANNE KLEIN Sleeveless Tie Neck Blouse • Anne Klein • $69.00, available at Lord & Taylor

Joie Diara Jersey Slouch Pants • Joie • $178.00, available at Bergdorf Goodman

UGG Alloway Stripe • UGG • $40.00, available at 6PM

Sole Society Summer laser cut loafer  • $23.98

Jester kitten heels • Topshop • $95.00, available at TOPSHOP

Modcloth Ten Out of Tenure Dress • $52.99

Modcloth Nine to Fine Dress in Feathers • $34.99

JOA Midi Organza Skirt • Sorbet • $98.00, available at Pipeline


By: Bree Aylwin, writer of The Urban Umbrella | @urbanumbrella29

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