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Classic workplace looks that never go out of style

Elizabeth Mitchell is a freelance fashion and beauty writer living in Los Angeles. A graduate of New York University, she regularly contributes to The Fashion Spot, The Luxury Spot and authors the Star Style column for StyleBakery Teen. ...

Corporate fashion

There are certain staples in every girl’s closet that will always be on trend. Pulling together a professional -- yet still fashion forward -- wardrobe for work, however, can sometimes seem like a daunting task. Don’t worry -- we’ve got your back. Here are six timeless pieces that’ll boost your career and have you feeling like a total boss on the job.

Signature silk shirt

Signature silk shirt

Whether you work at a corporate office or in a more casual environment, you can never go wrong with a tailored, button down blouse. This signature silk top from The Shirt by Rochelle Behrens is unique in that it features a special patented technology to help banish blouse gape -- the one fashion mishap every working gal fears, right? Snatch it up in a soft minty hue, or keep things vanilla and wear it in white. (TheShirt.com, $178)

Basic blazer

Basic blazer

A lightweight blazer in a neutral color pairs perfectly with almost anything in your closet. Right now, we're crushing pretty hard on this banana cream/white fitted blazer from basics retailer American Apparel. With a single button closure and two flat pockets, it looks awesome tossed over a printed dress or worn with some skinny jeans, heels and a button down blouse. (AmericanApparel.net, $85)

Classic cardigan

Classic cardigan

No workplace wardrobe is truly complete without a classic cardigan. Great for chilly offices (and let's be honest -- whose office isn't freezing?), C Wonder's versatile, V-neck cardi is available in nine gorgeous shades and made to flatter every figure. You'll be wearing this snuggly staple for years to come. Trust us! (CWonder.com, $78)

Secretary blouse

Secretary blouse

You definitely don't have to be a secretary to appreciate this sophisticated, sleeveless chiffon, work-worthy blouse. Tuck it into a pair of high-waisted trousers (or even an A-line skirt), throw on a light jacket and add some pumps. Don't forget to layer a cami underneath though. You wouldn't want to show up to your big client meeting revealing way more than you bargained for, now would you? (AmericanApparel.net, $48)

Pencil skirt

Pencil skirt

A classy black pencil skirt is a must-have for any savvy businesswoman's wardrobe. Ideal for presentations and more conservative environments, this high-waisted, Boundary & Co. rayon skirt looks smart styled with a simple white top or a pretty ruffled blouse. Either way, it's a win-win! (Piperlime.com, $59)

Pointy toe pumps

Pointy toe pumps

Forget pumped up kicks! Every serious career girl should own a pair of black leather pumps. Not only do these gorgeous Guess heels have the power to dress up any outfit, but also at less than $100, you can go ahead and consider them a major steal. (Endless.com, $90)

Tip

Don't forget your undergarments! We heart Vanity Fair's Advanced Support Modern Coverage Underwire Bra. It's available in three essential colors (black, white and neutral) and offers subtle cleavage, so it's perfectly suitable for work. Did we mention it's super comfy too?

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