Work-Friendly Accessories

Work-Friendly Accessories - Black-and-White Accents - Helmut Lang - Zara - Preen for Aldo
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Work-Friendly Accessories

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Work-Friendly Accessories

Work-Friendly Accessories
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Inspired by the spring runway collections, these outfit-making add-ons will bring new life to your work wardrobe. Try a jeweled necklace, a sheer scarf or chic white pumps to freshen up your 9-to-5 look.

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White Pumps

Work-Friendly Accessories - White Pumps - Derek Lam - Zara
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Clean white pumps (with a touch of toe cleavage) are a chic finish to a pale-and-pastel look like this one from Derek Lam.

Polyester heels, Zara, $50;

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Accordion Bag

Work-Friendly Accessories - Chain Belt - Nina Ricci - Gap
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Spacious yet compact, an accordion bag (like the one from Nina Ricci's spring 2012 collection) expands to fit all your workday necessities.

Faux leather bag, Gap, $45;

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Wooden Bangles

Work-Friendly Accessories - Wooden Bangles - Donna Karan - Topshop
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Earthy but sculptural wooden bangles make a statement with a warm-toned outfit a la Donna Karan.

Wooden bracelets, Topshop, $28;

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White Belt

Work-Friendly Accessories - Oscar de la Renta - White Belt - The Limited
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As seen on the Oscar de la Renta runway, a classic white belt adds instant polish (and shape!) to a print shift.

Faux leather belt, The Limited, $35;

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Leopard Flats

Work-Friendly Accessories - Leopard Flats - Paul Smith - Charlotte Russe
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Pull together unstructured separates (like these from the Paul Smith collection) with leopard-print slip-ons.

Velvet slippers, Charlotte Russe, $26;

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Jeweled Necklace

Work-Friendly Accessories - Jeweled Necklace - Vionnet - Ann Taylor
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A chunky jeweled choker adds the perfect touch of sparkle to a single-shade dress. Accent a bright dress, like this one from Vionnet, with white gems or select a neon-bright piece to amp up a neutral number.

Glass necklace, Ann Taylor, $88;

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Croc Clutch

Work-Friendly Accessories - Croc Clutch - Rachel Zoe - Tory Burch
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Rachel Zoe styled her own monochromatic outfit with a luxe-looking envelope clutch with a faux-croc finish. Try a similar bag for the perfect day-to-night transition piece.

Stamped envelope clutch, Tory Burch, $375;

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Sheer Scarf

Work-Friendly Accessories - Sheer Scarf - Carolina Herrera - Anthropologie
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Carolina Herrera pumped up a geometric sweater with a coordinating scarf. Get a similar effect with a print scarf in the same color family as a patterned blouse.

Cotton-and-silk scarf, Anthropologie, $48;

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Chain Belt

Work-Friendly Accessories - Chain Belt - Christian Dior - The Limited
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A tough-meet-delicate narrow chain belt, a la Christian Dior, is the perfect ladylike accent to a peplum dress or jacket.

Metal and faux-leather belt, Express, $35;

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Black-and-White Accents

Work-Friendly Accessories - Black-and-White Accents - Helmut Lang - Zara - Preen for Aldo
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Get inspired by Helmut Lang and take black and white into overdrive with a two-tone bag and shoes to match a black-and-white dress.

Leather tote, Zara, $169;
Leather heels, Preen for Aldo, $150;

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