Fashion Fixes To Keep At Your Desk

We spend the majority of our week at the office, but we keep all of our fashion essentials and crisis-solvers at home. That just doesn't make any sense, because rips, tears, stains, and last-minute plans happen — every day. On the flip side, we can't exactly wheel a clothing rack and Ikea organizer into our cubicles, either. But being the relentless problem-solvers that we are, we've found a way to keep you sartorially prepared for any emergency at work, without using up more space than, like, a desk drawer. Follow our recipe for preparedness, and you'll never have to rush home to change in the middle of a workday (or pre-happy hour), ever again. Relax and return to your productive day, knowing that even if fashion catastrophe ensues, you'll still totally be able to work it.
Check out five easy fixes you need to have in your everyday style survival kit.
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Broken Heels & Tired Feet

Shoe malfunctions can happen, and achy feet will happen, so make sure your fashion emergency kit is stocked with a comfy pair of flats (that you can be seen in public wearing), and cozy socks.

Falke Sensual Soft Touch Socks, $13.14 (originally $19.70), available at ASOS. Charles Philip Shanghai Shelia Loafer, $155, available at Jildor Shoes.
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Stains

It isn't always feasible to have a freshly laundered shirt in your office (though kudos to you if you do), so keep club soda and a stain-fighter at the ready. If the stain is stubborn, you can always strategically add a scarf to your outfit.

Tide To Go Instant Stain Remover pens, $8.99 for three, available at Drugstore.com. Witchery Vintage Lace Scarf, $62.16, available at Witchery. Canada Dry club soda, available at your local grocery store.
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Emergency Styling

Any number of embarrassing things can happen at the office, including a jacket full of animal hair, a ripped stocking, or a popped button. Keep some basic equipment in your desk and you'll be able to save face — fast!

3M Lint Roller, $4.09, available at Amazon. Modcloth Tights for Every Occasion in Black, $14.99, available at Modcloth.
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A Freezing Workspace

Why are workspaces so cold? Oddly, you'll need these at your desk more in the summertime than in winter, but a cozy wrap cardigan is a quick, chic way to fight off the chill.

Nicole Miller Enzyme Washed Cardi Kimono, $320, available at Nicole Miller. Tsumori Chisato Cocoon Cardigan, $307, available at La Garconne.
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Last Minute Post-Work Plans

We sincerely hope you'll use this fashion fix as soon as possible. When last minute post-work plans pop up, you don't want to be the one girl who has to take the El all the way home and back before she's party-ready. Keep a spare pair of black heels, a neutral lip gloss, perfume, and a do-it-all beauty kit in your drawer. You'll be all set.

3Floz.com Backpack Survival Kit, $34.50, available at 3Floz.com. Topshop Gabbi Metal Toecap Points, $100, available at Topshop. Michael Kors Very Hollywood Gloss/Rollerball, $18, available at Sephora.
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Where To Stash Your Stuff

To your coworkers, just another file box. To you? A lifesaver.

West Elm Workwear Canvas Large Bin, $39, available at West Elm.
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