Share
Advertisement

Spring Work Essentials

Give your work wardrobe a seasonal update with some key pieces straight from the Spring 2012 runways.

Runway Inspiration

  • Elevate your basics this season by switching out the usual black, gray, or white for a palette of pastels and sherbet shades.

  • Floral prints were all over the Spring 2012 runways, and we can't think of a better way to wear them than paired with a simple white t-shirt.

  • Dont be afraid to wear white on white — this monochromatic combo is a huge spring trend and looks crisp, not clinical.

  • Get sporty this season by testing out some of the athletic-inspired pieces that were quite popular on the runways.

  • A little bit of chaos can be a good thing — mixing prints is a sure-fire way to create an interesting, unique look.

Basic (Not Boring) Bags

  • This classic box bag is something we would wear to pieces. $238, at J. Crew.

  • This roomy, cobalt blue tote is as striking as it is practical. $685, at Shopbop.

  • Not only is this retro bag a fashion editor favorite, it comes in a variety of sizes and in every color of the rainbow, so you can personalize it to truly create the handbag of your dreams. From $117, at Cambridge Satchel Co.

  • Every woman should have a bright red bag, and this classic circle shape couldn't be more perfect. $695, at Kirna Zabete.

  • This structured carryall is our ideal go-to bag for every day. $79.90, at Zara.

Wardrobe Staples

  • A floral piece is an absolute must-have for spring, and we're confident that you'll get a lot of mileage out of a sweet, comfy dress like this one. $75, at Topshop.

  • Pastel pieces are going to be insanely popular come spring, and this pair of pink pants would help you incorporate the trend into your wardrobe effortlessly. $350, at Net-A-Porter.

  • We're betting that you already have a blazer that you live in, but why not pick up one in this pretty blush color for spring? $130, at Topshop.

  • Once you find a black maxi skirt that fits you perfectly — and seems to go with everything that you own — you'll never want to wear anything else again. $275, at Net-A-Porter.

  • A loose silk shirt is a perennial closet staple, so why not invest in one that's the color of the season to update your collection? $210, at Net-A-Porter.

Simple (& Sexy) Shoes

  • White shoes were once considered a no-no, but that mentality is long gone — here's a sexy pair of pumps to get you started. $152, at ASOS.

  • This is the basic black shoe that you'll throw on with everything when the weather finally warms up. $90, at Topshop.

  • You'll wear these versatile booties with everything. Trust us. $475, at rag & bone.

  • These sunny yellow pumps with a silver cap toe are subtly sexy, but still perfect for the office. $129, at Zara.

  • These might not be the highest heels of the season, but they're certainly in the running for the most beautiful. $485, at Alexander Wang.

Special offers
Special Offer
Link Your Marie Claire Account to Facebook
Welcome!

Marie Claire already has an account with this email address. Link your account to use Facebook to sign in to Marie Claire. To insure we protect your account, please fill in your password below.

Forgot Password?

Thanks for Joining

Your information has been saved and an account has been created for you giving you full access to everything marieclaire.com and Hearst Digital Media Network have to offer. To change your username and/or password or complete your profile, click here.

Continue
Your accounts are now linked

You now have full access to everything Marie Claire and Hearst Digital Media Network have to offer. To change your settings or profile, click here.

Continue