While a Crayola-esque assortment of hues will certainly help you stand out, sometimes neutrals can have just as much impact. Just look at this spring's collections, where we saw a smattering of classic black-and-white goods that were anything but basic. Reimagined in artful swirls and larger-than-life stripes (think Parisian chic, not jailbird), this season’s color pairing works flawlessly for just about any occasion. But, it’s the duo’s 9-to-5 potential that's most noteworthy.
Because, while the rules of style may not be black and white, we wouldn't blame you if your entire work wardrobe was — especially if it's made up of the super-chic pieces ahead. Whether you're seeking yin-and-yang-like heels to strike up watercooler conversation or a sleek blazer for your next presentation, these 12 standout items will make your office look so boss.