How to Build the Perfect Work Wardrobe

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How to Build the Perfect Work Wardrobe

Next stop, corner office.

Whether you're a recent grad about to enter the job market, or a seasoned professional in need of a refresh, there are certain pieces that you can always count on for timeless 9-to-5 polish. Follow our guide to the can't-miss pieces, and you'll feel even more prepared to conquer each day. (And possibly even save a few precious morning minutes.)

Tailored Blazers

From left: $200, ; $70, ; $35,

A blazer brings instant sophistication to your outfit, whether it's a sundress or a tank top and jeans. We recommend starting classic black, which will get the most use, and then branching out to other neutrals, or even a print!

From left: $20, ; $170, ; $205,

It's easy to take the button-down shirt for granted, but this is one item that never stops working. Just slip one on with a pencil skirt or slacks for an always-polished outfit that requires little to no planning.

Printed Blouses

From left: $25, ; $74, ; $88,

You can never have too many blouses. These fun prints make it easy to incorporate color (there's life outside of black, we promise!), and are also just as wearable on the weekend. Just switch out those slacks for jeans to create a totally different look.

A Classic Watch for Everyday

From left: $195, ; $695 (for case), ; $595,

Dress Pants

From left: $245, ; $40, ; $18,

It can be tough to track down the perfect pair of black pants, but once you do, they'll be one of the most important pieces in your work wardrobe. Grab a top and you're ready to go at a moment's notice. Don't be afraid to play with printed pants, too; the ones above will still look just as sleek with a white button-down.

A Polished Black Pump

From left: $120, ; $328, ; $595,

Shoe trends come and go, but black pumps continue to be a closet mainstay. The pointed-toe design always creates a sharp finish, and it's one of the few silhouettes that can be worn year-round.

A Variety of Dresses

From left: $460, ; $188, ; $48,

You've overslept, and now have to run straight into a meeting. Let a dress come to the rescue! This one-step outfit always look pulled-together, and in half the time. Keep a variety of sheath silhouettes, wrap styles, and shirtdresses on hand, and we guarantee they'll earn their keep in closet real estate.