Style 24-7: Top 10 Work Wardrobe Must-Haves

The season's essential power pieces to keep you looking fab on the job.

Celia L. Smith Sep, 04, 2012

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Gone are the days of grandma kitten heels. Haute 2" pumps are becoming the essential chic shoe, finding a happy medium between a cozy flat and a stiletto. The only requirement is that they're a fierce pair.

Faux suede kitten heels, H&M, $25, hm.com.

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Transitioning your summer blazer into fall will immediately cheer up your winter wardobe. Pair with a black turtleneck or navy pin-stripe trousers for fun.

Twill blazer, Sandro, $460, netaporter.com.

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Nothing says "I mean business" better than a sharply tailored trouser. These days you can find a great pair without visiting an actual tailor. Take advantage of in-house seamstress services the next time you vist your local Uniqlo or Zara.

Straight wool pants, Uniqlo, $30, uniqlo.com.

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Pleated skirts are no longer just for school girls. This season the classic style is sassed up with leather and sexy sheer fabrics.

Pleated skirt with faux leather trim, Mossimo, $23, target.com.

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Instead of that classic white or black button-down, reach for a fun printed piece to liven up the office and your look.

Printed button-down blouse, J.Crew, $98, jcrew.com.

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This cardigan is a color that can easily be paired with anything, but the subtle colorblocking spices things up.

Colorblocked cardigan, Tilly's, $28, tillys.com.

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If red is a little too fiery for the office, this sweet coral hue is the perfect substitute. It's eye-catching without being too distracting.

Belted dress, Reiss, $320, reiss.com.

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It's a classic cover-up piece whether rain or shine.

Khaki trench coat, Uniqlo, $100, uniqlo.com.

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Briefcase style work bags are so out, what's in are fab tote bags that are large enough to carry your lap top and chic enough to wear after hours.

Coated canvas tote bag, Tory Burch, $395, netaporter.com.

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This lounge-style slipper gives a more luxe vibe than your typical ballet-style flat.

Metal cap-toe lounge flats, Dolce Vita, $80, endless.com.

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