The leather accents bring out the blue in this strong-shouldered Maje jacket. $610; us.maje.com

An affordable H&M pencil skirt in burgundy acts as a neutral bottom. $129; hm.com

Stay chic with Robert Clergerie’s clever take on men’s loafers (not shown). $875; opening-ceremony.us

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The leather accents bring out the blue in this strong-shouldered Maje jacket. $610; us.maje.com

An affordable H&M pencil skirt in burgundy acts as a neutral bottom. $129; hm.com

Stay chic with Robert Clergerie’s clever take on men’s loafers (not shown). $875; opening-ceremony.us

Photograph by Charlie Engman for Bloomberg Businessweek

Office Leatherwear

Ensemble
Ensemble

The leather accents bring out the blue in this strong-shouldered Maje jacket. $610; us.maje.com

An affordable H&M pencil skirt in burgundy acts as a neutral bottom. $129; hm.com

Stay chic with Robert Clergerie’s clever take on men’s loafers (not shown). $875; opening-ceremony.us

Photograph by Charlie Engman for Bloomberg Businessweek
Skirt
Skirt

Take on two fall trends in this Preen skirt: texture and colored leather. $830; edition01.com

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Booties
Booties

Classic Brian Atwood booties dress up your standard suit. $925; brianatwood.com

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High Boots
High Boots

High boots by Jimmy Choo will add glamour to office basics. $1,050; jimmychoo.com

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Miniskirt
Miniskirt

Pair this Nanette Lepore leather mini with a more conservative top. $598; nanettelepore.com

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T-Shirt
T-Shirt

The leather collar adds a tough edge to this feminine Tibi tee. $425; tibi.com

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Dress
Dress

A Rebecca Minkoff paneled dress is perfect for office holiday parties. $528; saksfifthavenue.com

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Jacket
Jacket

Alexander Wang’s streamlined bomber jacket is light enough to wear all day. $675; alexanderwang.com

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