2020 Must Have Work Essentials

Updated: Jan 22, 2020

Create the ultimate wardrobe capsule with these key pieces for an unshakeable foundation for any look.

Woman with her hand by her face wearing a plaid blazer
Plaid Blazer: Photo By Azamat Zhanisor-Unsplash

1. Plaid Blazer

The timeless plaid blazer never loses it's effortless touch. The plaid blazer can easily transition from corporate to basic to work wardrobe closet essential. Pair with jeans and leather mules for an updated modern hi/low combination.

It's also a plus when you have blazers that are unique in style, cut and detail just incase you want to jazz up a casual look for special occasions.

Ultra-Fab With Simplicity



Woman holding the handle of a small purse
Small Blue Purse: Photo By Irene Kredenets- Unsplash

2. Structured Work Purse

Every season, a bag trend pops up on the front page of vogue magazine. It's the "it" purse for the moment, but after awhile looses it's ambience. Avoid choosing a style that will be old news by the end of this year.

Stick to a classic such as a crossbody bag or a leather sachel. These handbags are ageless and ultra chic, so you’ll have no problem wearing it for the next 50 years. Effortlessy elevate your work ensemble with a small flap satchel bag. When selecting colors opt for neutrals, black, and a statement color to jazz up a casual outfit when needed.

Office Savvy



Woman posing in a trench coat
Trench Coat: Photo By Dmitriy Ilkevich-Unsplash

3. Upscale Trench

A great trench coat will pass the style test every time, as your fashion personality evolves, you can continously rely on this contemporary essential to give your outfits more lux. It's a perfect layering piece and get's the "looking-sharp" job done.

The classic trench coat is a season to season staple that women can style in many ways. From lightweight trenchs for the summer to extra-thick cozy coats for the winter.

During the spring/summer season lightweight trenches can be worn for cooler office temperatures with dresses and sandals or jeans and a white tee with mules.

Upbeat Casual Friday



A woman's feet with black pumps on it sticking out of car window
Black Pumps: Photo By Apostolos Vamvouras-Unsplash

4. Classy Subtle Pumps

A pair of classic pumps whether it's nude or black should be in every woman's shoe collection. They are the most versatile shoe in the entire world and are great for a variety of occasions such as work, church, special events— you name it. Also keep in mind that a pointed-toe pump is the most classic shape and is not going out of style anytime soon.

Benefits of classic pointed-toe pumps:

It can be worn everyday, with any look and does a great job of elongating your legs. Makes you look classy and sophisticated.

Tip: Invest in quality shoes- Jimmy Choo, Prada, or shoes that are made in Italy. Especially if you're going to be wearing it frequently.

Choose shoes that are comfortable and adjusts to the arch of your foot to reduce pain and discomfort in your feet when standing or walking for longer periods. Trendy alternatives, preferrably with subtle designs that are going to be around for awhile is the favorite squared-toe naked sandals, kitten heels, vintage-feel mules, and sling back styles. These types of up to date shoe styles can be worn for work and other ventures. It's great to have a variety of options to choose from incase you want to spruce up your professional attire from time to time.

Preppy and Chic



Woman in a jeans jacket with her arms covering her face
Jean Jacket: Photo By Iqor Rand-Unsplash

5. Jean Jacket

A classic jean jacket is a key wardrobe essential that adds versatiltiy and simplicity to flashy pieces you may have never thought could be worn casually for work. It's also available in countless washes. Over the fashion decade this cool layering piece has been crafted in a variety of styles. From trucker, to distress, to embroidery and patchwork. Nevertheless a classic jean jacket in medium wash is never-changing and is always the best option.

Fashionably Late



Floral-Appliquéd Cotton-Poplin Midi Dress-$290

Tie-Detailed Accent Heeled Pumps-$218

The Nines Floral-Embroidered Straw Tote-$215

Denim Jacket-$118

Rattan Drop Earrings-$50

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