The Women's Office Sweater
The Want: Hot weather plus extreme AC creates the need for a medium-weight sweater that goes with everything. It needn't cost much, and it must offer style along with utility.
The Get: Anthropologie's Shadowsleeve Cardigan by Moth ($78 at anthropologie.com), an airy gray knit, is snappy enough to upgrade any outfit. The soft rayon blend doesn't wrinkle, ensuring that it looks fresh even after a long week. Bonus fashion points for the elegant drape and tonal gray-on-gray stripes that subtly separate it from boring basics.
Net-A-Porter Buying Director Holli Rogers' suggested office accessories
All you need to go from work to a swanky client dinner; adds a wow factor to an otherwise simple silhouette.
Taupe Ballet Flats
Maintain an office elegance while matching everything; plus, they're easier to run around in than pumps.
Wrapping one around a plain suit or business dress instantly prepares you for a night out.
For last-minute birthday or thank you packages, Smythson's charming leather-bound notebook ($69, smythson.com).