THE TRENCH COAT This wardrobe staple goes with everything and will add a level of polish to your look. For a fresh take, select one with interesting details like this black collar. Two-tone belted trench, available at Ann Taylor, Oakbrook Center, 630-573-0700.
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THE WATCH Add interest to a simple office look with an oversized men’s watch. When layered with additional jewelry, it will also double as a bracelet. Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust 41, available at C.D. Peacock, Oakbrook Center, 630-571-5355.
THE BRACELET Go for minimal style jewelry that can be worn alone for understated elegance or layered for a bolder look. Tiffany T black onyx wire bracelet in 18k gold, available at Tiffany & Co., Oakbrook Center, 630-574-7900.
THE 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 bag, available at Tod’s, 121 East Oak Street, 312-943-0070.
THE LOAFER This shoe is experiencing a renaissance, go with a heel, which adds a feminine touch to a masculine style. Leather and knit loafers, available at Nordstrom, Oakbrook Center, 630-571-2121.
THE NEUTRAL SUIT For the warmer months ahead, go for a suit in lightweight fabrics and colors. Single-breasted suit, available at Tod’s, 121 East Oak Street, 312-943-0070.