Spring Work Essentials

With all the talk of trends and style risks, it’s easy to forget the power of streamlined, reliable basics. These spring standouts are the building blocks of the working woman’s wardrobe so go ahead, plan your outfit around them.

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February 15, 2012 1:35 PM
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Diane von Fursternburg Top

Speaking of patterned shirts, we’re on top of this style from the queen of elegant prints. Although mixing prints can be difficult to pull off (alas, life isn’t always a runway), the fact that the top and bottom half are essentially the same design in different colors makes things markedly more simple. The split V-neck means this blousy number is sexy, but nonetheless appropriate for most offices. $325, DVF.