No one likes a ladder climber, but the view from the top can be quite nice. Step into these four-and-a-half-inch pumps with padded-for-comfort insoles and see for yourself.
Available at gargyle.com, $551.
Skip the suit and pair this blazer with jeans and wedges to show your interviewer you’re all business but still game for in-office cocktail hour.
Available at topshop.com, $110.
Two-tone frames await your prescription and ensure you won’t blow your alter ego while at your Clark Kent job.
Available at warbyparker.com, $95.
Don’t thumb your nose at the no-shorts office policy by showing up in cutoffs. Make your point in a sharp matching suit instead.
Available at asos.com, jacket, $126; shorts, $72.
We fall into the camp who believes that tossing a blazer over just about anything makes it meeting appropriate. Available at styleetoile.com, $560.
File your company-takeover plans (or your doodles) in a leather notebook that looks plucked from another era.
Available at topshop.com, $40.
Extended morning snooze fests, while necessary, usually leave little time to tend to your hair. Skip the ponytail and tuck hair back neatly with a spirited headband.
Available at jenniferbehr.com, $225.
Don’t join the collar-and-tie men — beat them at their own game in a breezy button-up.
Available at foundersandfollowers.com, $283.
For those who value minimalism or just hate to plan an actual outfit, this belt will tie up your ensemble.
Available at net-a-porter.com, $125.
When the cute banker at happy hour asks for your number, embossed digits tell him you mean business.
Available at themandatepress.com, $95 for 250 cards.
Distract from board-meeting boob stares with an eye-catching accessory.Available at bingbang.com, $235.
You won’t win the three-day-weekend war (we’ve tried), but start showing up to the office in tailored denim and you might just get HR to ease up on the antiquated dress code.
Available at gap.com, $70.
Successful merger: Vena Cava and Tenoversix. Successful acquisition: owning the navy blue clog collaboration.
Available at francesmay.com, $295.
Add a bit of rock ’n’ roll personality to your otherwise austere attire with spirit-infused accessories.
Available at tomtomjewelry.com, $125.
Forget about tops that match bottoms and bottoms that match tops — there’s no time for that. Beat the rush when you slip into a sharp all-in-one outfit.
Available at lagarconne.com, $324.
Just because you work with a bunch of suits doesn’t mean you have to wear one, too. The fitted frock with rolled sleeves is totally pro sans collar and buttons.
Available at heidimerrick.com, $385.
Pony up for a much prettier clock to watch than the one hanging over your desk.
Available at asos.com, $36.
Because electronics deserve neat accessories, too, tuck your iPad into a fancy sleeve of naturally dyed Italian leather.
Available at seevivier.com, $99.
Dig form (cropped, pleated, and tailored)-meets-function pants that will ease creative personalities into formal environments.
Available at jcrew.com, $198.
Lauren Moffatt’s mini-floral-print blouse tucked into her scalloped-bottom skirt has COO (chief operating outfit) written all over it.
Available at laurenmoffatt.com, top, $280; skirt, $255.
The search is over for a carryall that makes you look ultra organized for meetings as it neatly hides your crazy in its nine compartments.
Available at travelteq.com, $535 (after 15 percent discount for non-EU customers).
As the old adage goes, if the jaunty shoe fits, wear it to work.
Available at bassshoes.com, $129.
No need to lug your bag around to meetings when you can stash your cash, business cards, and phone in a two-tone pouch made from a vintage leather sofa.
Available at poketo.com, $36.
Office Accessories That Get the Job Done
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