7 New Work Essentials to Buy in 2019

Updated 05/05/19

As we’ve pointed out with basics and footwear, every once in a while these staples need a subtle reboot. Today we’re slightly shifting gears and focusing on new essentials to add to your office-ready wardrobe. Workwear items like white blouses and polished blazers might not be the most exciting items to shop for, but they play an important part in looking the part at your job. To ensure you’re workwear staples are up to par with looking your absolute best during your 9-to-5, we’ve created a list of seven simple items to prioritize the next time you’re shopping for what to wear to the office.

Each perfectly stylish item will effortlessly update your everyday style and can easily be worked into your office outfit rotation. We selected things like cool cardigans you can also wear on the weekend with your favorite jeans and reworked white blouses to replace your basic button-down options. Whether you’re looking to update your work staples right away or planning to reboot your selection in the New Year, be sure to put the below seven basics at the top of your list. Shop the best career pieces to freshen your everyday office style for 2019.

New Ways to Wear White Blouse

1. Reworked White Blouse

An easy way to update your go-to office uniform is to swap a standard button-down shirt for a reworked option. Shop our top picks below. 

Miland Top
Veronica Beard Jean Miland Top $250
Tux Shirt
Victoria by Victoria Beckham Tux Shirt $395
What to Wear to the Office

2. Structured Bag

A structured bag will instantly add an extra dose of polish to your overall office. We have a selection of options for you below. 

Mini Patent-leather Tote
By Far Mini Patent-Leather Tote $510
Edie Croc-effect Leather Tote
Staud Edie Croc-Effect Leather Tote $375
How to Wear a Printed Skirt

3. Printed Midi Skirt

There was no shortage of leopard midi skirts to go around this fall, we suggest keeping with the printed skirt theme and stocking up your selection. Shop our favorite printed skirts below. 

Réalisation Par The Naomi Skirt in Wild Things $180
Diana Skirt
Rixo London Diana Skirt $290
How to Style a Simple White Tee

4. Fresh Set of Tees

If you're anything like me then you wear basic T-shirts on repeat, which also means the staple needs a reset every couple seasons. Shop the solid tees below. 

Classic Crew Tee
Cotton Citizen Classic Crew Tee $65
Essential Tri Blend Mason Crew Tee
LNA Essential Tri Blend Mason Crew Tee $72 $50
How to Wear a Cardigan

5. Cool Cardigans

Cardigans are going strong right now, and we don't see the button-down sweater style slowing down anytime soon. Shop the cardigans on our radar below. 

Who What Wear Long Sleeve Button Detail Cardigan $35
The Kelly Snap Down Top
Liana Clothing The Kelly Snap Down Top $150
Cool Office Outfits

6. Kitten Heels

Kitten heels are your answer to the days you're not committed to regular heels but still need a bit of height to elevate your look. Shop the kitten heels you won't get sick of below. 

Patent-leather Mules
Tibi Patent-Leather Mules $475
Keilla Kitten Heel Mules
Schutz Keilla Kitten Heel Mules $180
New Trousers for the Office

7. Cropped Trousers

Cropped trousers are a great way to lend a fashion-forward look to your office style. Plus the pant style looks perfect with kitten heels. Shop our favorite cropped trousers below. 

Glen Plaid Jumpsuit
Chelsea28 Glen Plaid Jumpsuit $149

This post originally appeared on our sister site, Who What Wear.

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