Getting Down To Business: 6 Items For A Fashionable Wardrobe

Every #boss (AKA professional working woman) deserves a wardrobe as kickass as she is. From the staples (a cashmere cardigan) to the extravagant (a blinged-out watch), check out these six luxurious items that every working woman should add to her closet ASAP.

Leather Handbag + Wallet




A working woman must-have? An elegant and timeless handbag — and matching wallet! Opt for something classic in a neutral colour like black or camel, or go bold and choose a purse that packs a little more punch, such as one in a vibrant burgundy or deep forest green hue. Be sure to find a bag large enough to fit your day-to-day essentials: laptop, flats, etc. As well, avoid skimping on a wallet; find one you actually want to show off! This way it can double as a mini clutch when you’re out on coffee runs and lunch breaks. Our personal favourite handbag/wallet combination would have to be Chanel’s Large Zipped Shopping Bag paired with the French fashion house’s equally luxe Braided Fabric Clutch in sheepskin and silver-tone metal.

Nude Single Sole Heels


A high-quality pair of single sole heels is the most essential footwear for the working woman. As you’ll be wearing them from 9 to 5 on a daily basis, this is not the time to skimp on quality. Though we’re naturally drawn to vibrant colours like magenta and royal blue, we do recommend a neutral hue when it comes to pumps — after all, versatility is key. Beige, tan, and camel are guaranteed to go with 80% of your professional wardrobe. Another reason to go with this conservative, closed-toe staple? You don’t have to worry about maintaining a neat pedicure! Jimmy Choo’s Anouk pumps has set the standard for single sole shoes. Classic, stylish, and effortlessly trendy, these are a must in any working woman’s wardrobe.

Blinged-Out Watch

Show off some bling by adding a luxurious watch to your wardrobe. For this power accessory, the sky’s the limit! Whether you’re a fan of classic silver or trendy rose gold, you’ll look and feel like a straight up boss while sporting one of these on your wrist. Luxury Swiss watch brand Baume & Mercier has some flashy pieces that we can’t stop obsessing over.

Cashmere Cardigan

Sweater sets are everything in a professional wardrobe. They pair with pencil skirts or trousers and can be worn throughout the year! The first step is finding a simple white camisole or tee to wear underneath (that’s the easy part). The next step involves searching for the ultimate cashmere cardigan. For something long lasting, don’t settle for anything less than 100% cashmere. Your arsenal should include at least two of these bad boys (one for winter and one for summer). And don’t be afraid to mix it up; think pastels for spring and summer and dark neutrals for fall and winter. You can even play around with different styles. The open front never goes out of style (especially Club Monaco’s trendy Cristina Cashmere Cardigan above), but you can also opt for something like a button-up for some diversity.

Silk Scarf

Channel your inner Audrey Hepburn by adding a luxe silk scarf to your wardrobe. Ideal for taming flyaways on a windy day or wearing around your neck for an added pop of colour, a silk scarf will seriously elevate your professional fashion game. If you’ve decided to take the plunge, there’s no finer option than an Hermès scarf — they’re famous for a reason! As one would expect, Hermès’ spring collection is filled with whimsical florals and bright graphics. We’re partial to the Zeta de Nathalie du Pasquier scarf 90, available on their website. 

Diamond Studs

A pair of diamond studs is the ideal office jewellery. They’re elegant, fancy, versatile, and never go out of style. Show the world who’s boss with a simple pair of sparkly diamond earrings. We guarantee they’ll quickly become your go-to accessory; not only do they go with everything, but they’ll instantly make your outfit of the day look just a little bit more polished and professional. Tiffany & Co’s Soleste Earrings are the perfect way to add an elegant touch of bling to your wardrobe.


Emily Southey
Emily Southey is a freelance writer from Vancouver. Currently based in Toronto, it was during her time studying History and English at McGill and University College London that she became interested in writing. When she's not working, you can typically find her in a museum, baking cupcakes, watching Disney musicals, or Instagramming her new favourite coffee spot.