Inspired by the spring runway collections, these outfit-making add-ons will bring new life to your work wardrobe. Try a jeweled necklace, a sheer scarf or chic white pumps to freshen up your 9-to-5 look.
Clean white pumps (with a touch of toe cleavage) are a chic finish to a pale-and-pastel look like this one from Derek Lam.
Polyester heels, Zara, $50; zara.com
Spacious yet compact, an accordion bag (like the one from Nina Ricci's spring 2012 collection) expands to fit all your workday necessities.
Faux leather bag, Gap, $45; gap.com
Earthy but sculptural wooden bangles make a statement with a warm-toned outfit a la Donna Karan.
Wooden bracelets, Topshop, $28; topshop.com
As seen on the Oscar de la Renta runway, a classic white belt adds instant polish (and shape!) to a print shift.
Faux leather belt, The Limited, $35; thelimited.com
Pull together unstructured separates (like these from the Paul Smith collection) with leopard-print slip-ons.
Velvet slippers, Charlotte Russe, $26; charlotterusse.com
A chunky jeweled choker adds the perfect touch of sparkle to a single-shade dress. Accent a bright dress, like this one from Vionnet, with white gems or select a neon-bright piece to amp up a neutral number.
Glass necklace, Ann Taylor, $88; anntaylor.com
Carolina Herrera pumped up a geometric sweater with a coordinating scarf. Get a similar effect with a print scarf in the same color family as a patterned blouse.
Cotton-and-silk scarf, Anthropologie, $48; anthropologie.com
A tough belt
A tough-meet-delicate narrow chain belt, a la Christian Dior, is the perfect ladylike accent to a peplum dress or jacket.
Metal and faux-leather belt, Express, $35; express.com
Black and white accents
Get inspired by Helmut Lang and take black and white into overdrive with a two-tone bag and shoes to match a black-and-white dress.
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