a working woman’s staples.

staples for neha's job
My adorable sis Neha recently started her first job after graduating from college. She’s been trying to amass a work wardrobe and asked me to find some affordable staples for her to round out and supplement her clothes. Here are some staples along with accessories so she can look polished and professional at her first foray into the real world, keeping ‘work-conservative’ and maintaining her style.
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1. staples for your wardrobe in the figurative sense. staple earrings from kathleen whitaker. they’re sometimes sold in single earrings so i bought one for my second hole (yes, the second hole is being resurrected). THE DEVIL IS IN THE DETAILS, NEHA.
2. one word: peplum. you don’t need to break the bank at Alice + Olivia if you don’t want to, Zara’s been selling it and a million other cheap places too, (this one is from Topshop).
3. a nice starter bag. a new working woman needs a working woman’s bag. Marc by Marc Jacobs is a good place for someone in the early part of their twenties (and corresponding early 20s budget) to start. 
4. a gold statement necklace with a nice price.
house of harlow gold triangle necklace. tribal vibe-ish. 14k gold plated.
an everyday staple from catbird. you can never go wrong with catbird. re: devil, details; see above.
5. a little pizzaz for your wrist, and cheap pizzaz at that, from asos. i also cannot resist jewelry which resembles weaponry (see: man repelling).
6. embarassingly, Jessia Simpson makes palatable shoes. flats are a must for commutes and the grey with mustard toe cap is ADORBS.
7. a not too high-heeled pair of black pumps for those fancy days (you can put them in your bag and wear them at your desk…hell, leave them at your desk) Michael Kors has a nice price too.
 8. another adorable pair of flats, a bit higher than the Jessica Simpson price point,  since they’re by Loeffler Randall but a good investment with metallic and black. And then you won’t be wearing something by Jessica Simpson.

One thought on “a working woman’s staples.

  1. i love this! i’d add great fitting black skinny wool pants and a silk button down and she’s set!

    now i need those loeffler randalls… and i had those staple earrings in my cart a week ago and didn’t end up buying, but now i wish i had!

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