THE TRENCH COAT This wardrobe staple that goes with everything will add a level of polish to your look. Try a revamped version with a black collar. Two-tone belted trench, available at Ann Taylor, Deer Park, 847-550-8709
Dressing for the office has never been chicer.
THE BRACELET Go for minimal style jewelry that can be worn alone for understated elegance or layered for a bolder look. Simon G two-tone 18k gold and .44 ct diamond bangle, available at M.J. Miller & Co., Barrington, 847-381-7900
THE WATCH Add interest to a minimal office look with an oversized watch. When layered with additional jewelry, it doubles as a bracelet. Rolex Oyster Perpetual Day-Date 40, available at Razny Jewelers, Highland Park, 847-432-5300
WORK BAG A feminine take on the briefcase, the top handle bag means business, whether it’s in a neutral shade or a bold print for more of a statement. Leather top-handle bags, available at Tod’s, 121 E Oak St, 312-943-0070
THE NEUTRAL SUIT For the warmer months ahead, go for a suit in lightweight fabrics and colors. Single button suit, available at Tod’s, 121 E Oak St, 312-943-0070
THE SNEAKER Worn with a suit for a modern feel, it can also give your outfit an extra dose of cool. RE/DONE perforated leather and suede sneaker, available at NET-A-PORTER.com