5 Wardrobe Pieces You Need for Work, According to a Fashion Editor

You probably already have your work uniform set. But do you have all the essentials? Those versatile pieces that can take you from meetings to your cube to drinks and everywhere in between? Well, to fill you in on the items you need in your closet, we tapped street style star, fashion director for Tank magazine, and designer (the latest Nordstrom Signature and Caroline Issa collection just launched) to fill us in on the deets. 

Keep scrolling to peep Caroline's office musts and shop some of the work-appropriate items (think menswear-esque, goes-with-everything separates) from the new Nordstrom line. 

"It’s always good to invest in great separates that can also work as a matching suit. You can pull the pieces apart and wear the jacket with jeans, or the trousers with a sweater or blouses."

"Every woman needs a great classic white blouse. I tend to collect them myself. They work with pretty much everything. It’s a basic."

"This is where you can have a bit of fun with your workwear, using a great printed blouse to add in some colour under your suit, or a playful print."

"Dresses are so versatile—you can wear them under a great tailored jacket and then throw off the jacket, add some earrings and red lipstick, and you’re ready for the evening ahead."

"Because let’s face it: If you are running around all day in the office, you have to make sure you can walk with purpose!"

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Do you own any of these essentials? Let us know in the comments below! And if you're on the hunt for more work-appropriate gear, shop these gorgeous blouses for every budget.