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It might feel like we live in jeans and tees, but, reality is, we spend the majority of our week in work clothes. For some of us, it's a pencil skirt and heels, while others favor the slacks and flats vibe for their Monday-through-Friday 9-to-5 grind. And, just as our office styles vary so do our spending habits. Sure, you want to store a killer pair of seal-the-deal heels under your desk but can't fathom dropping more than $50 on them. Sarah in sales, however, has no problem spending half her paycheck on the latest pumps.
Truthfully, there's no right or wrong answer for what to save on and what to splurge on. With that in mind, we found 30 office essentials for every type of budget. Click through to find all the season's musts, including crisp culottes, silk blouses, and throw-over-your-chair sweaters in the low-, mid-, and luxury-price ranges. No judgment here on what you end up skimping, splitting, or splurging on. You work hard for that money and deserve to spend it however you see fit.
Market Research by Anna Jarema