7 Things Every Girl Boss Has in Her Wardrobe

Grit, work ethic, pointy shoes that could literally *and* figuratively stomp you into a pulp: A few common traits unite girl bosses at all levels of management, whether they're just starting out or already comfortably situated in the C-suite. Because money shouldn't be an obstacle to realizing your full HBIC potential, we present seven workwear essentials at both price points ahead.

Grit, work ethic, pointy shoes that could literally *and* figuratively stomp you into a pulp: A few common traits unite girl bosses the world over, whether they're just starting out or already comfortably situated in the C-suite. Because money shouldn't be an obstacle to realizing your full HBIC potential, we present seven workwear essentials at both price points ahead.

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The Suit

Together or apart, buying a great-fitting suit is one of the best things you can do for your career.*

*I sound like the Men's WearHouse guy, don't I?

Topshop jacket, $110, topshop.com; Topshop cigarette pants, $75, topshop.com.

Joseph wool blazer, $815, net-a-porter.com; Joseph wool pants, $310, net-a-porter.com.

The Non-Boring Shirt

A plain blue shirt can be so account-y, but add a flappy half-cape to the front, a built-in belt, or a panel in a contrasting fabric, and it's suddenly *fashion.*

COS drape-color shirt, $89, cosstores.com.

Sacai satin-panel poplin shirt, $350, net-a-porter.com.

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The Black Pump

You don't get long strides without practice, you know.

M. Gemi leather pumps, $248, mgemi.com.

Balenciaga leather pumps, $745, mytheresa.com.

The Matching Lingerie Set

Important: Wear them *together* to induce a mini power trip, like "I've got my life together enough to own bras and briefs in the same color."

Paul & Joe for Cosabella triangle bra, $64, cosabella.com; Paul & Joe for Cosabella low-rise hot pant, $37, cosabella.com.

Eres soft-cup triangle bra, $215, net-a-porter.com; Eres jersey briefs, $125, net-a-porter.com.

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The Work Dress

Have one on hand at all times, and no one will ever know you got way too lit last night.

Finery London wrap dress, $115, finerylondon.com.

Tome wrap dress, $995, net-a-porter.com.

The Bag

Structure = order.

Banana Republic leather bucket bag, $198, bananarepublic.com.

Gucci Marmont leather tote, $2,500, net-a-porter.com.

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The Coat

Because your car is no longer the first impression—*you* are.

AYR folded-collar wool coat, $625, ayr.com.

The Row wool wrap coat, $4,990, net-a-porter.com.

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