When the alarm clock rings and that first sip of coffee hasn’t even come close to hitting your bloodstream yet, the last thing anyone wants to really do is put together a ‘work look’. In a sea of ties, blazers and slacks, it’s easy to get bored with the sometimes limited office appropriate attire. However, introducing just a few new key pieces into your rotation brightens up what can be seen as a mundane routine. Here are a few of our favorite key styles to layer into your spring time work week wardrobe.

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Todd Snyder Spread Collar Dress Shirt

Everyone needs a good collection of go-to work shirts in their wardrobe and Todd Snyder always delivers. This blue windowpane print spread collar piece is both work appropriate and easy to dress down for weekend use.

$125
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J. Crew Bowery Slim Pant

A fantastic pair of navy blue chino pants can take you a long way. JCrew’s version is the Bowery, a slim trouser that is constructed with cotton which is an attribute that makes it super breathable and a cinch to style in Spring’s sometimes unpredictable weather.

$80
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Paul Evans The Martin Wholecut Oxford

Here’s a secret worth remembering: the shoes make the outfit. If you want to impress at your next meeting or when a client pops in, you want The Martin Wholecut Oxford from Paul Evans. Made and painted by hand, the stunning dress shoe is crafted from a single piece of Italian calfskin leather and styled to be sleek and attention-grabbing. Not only is the leather construction attractive, but it feels exceedingly comfortable. Yes, apparently that is possible. This spring, finish your workwear off right with a pair.

$399
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Mack Weldon Vesper Polo

James Bond is a timeless style icon, and that fact is not lost on Mack Weldon. That’s why they designed their Vesper Polo with the suave agent in mind. With a modern fit and refined look, this is far from your dad’s golf polo. The Vesper Polo is an office staple for the spring, with its lightweight knit micro-mesh build to keep you cool and comfortable. The collar will hold its shape even after many washes, so you can rest assured you aren’t going into a meeting with bacon collar making you look like you just rolled out of bed. Toss it under a sportcoat and head to work and leave it on when you get home and kick back on the couch.

$68
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Filson Tablet Briefcase

A briefcase option that is both functional and non-boring is sometimes hard to come by. This Filson tablet briefcase is completely classic, will hold all of your essentials for a long full day at work and has just a few extra elements (Bridle leather handle, fully padded interior, trolley strap for travel, etc.) that make it super special and current.

$275
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American Trench Cotton Triple Stripes

Once you get into the habit of wearing ultra soft and durable socks during your work-day, you’ll never go back to those 6 packs of non-descript pairs that get destroyed after one wash..Knit in Pennsylvania using yarn spun in Italy, the extra breathable and crisp looking cotton stripe socks by American Trench are game changers.

$14
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Grayers Holden Blazer

Inspired by the classic English hunting jacket, this 100% cotton navy blue blazer is a timeless wardrobe staple. Layer this over a printed or a solid button down paired with a great pair of khakis or jeans (depending on your office’s sartorial vibe) for a comfortable look that’s still pulled together and professional.

$195
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Johnston & Murphy Howell Saddle

Let’s face it, you’re probably running around like crazy before the work day technically starts. Pounding the pavement to catch the morning train, walking the kids to the bus stop, and rushing to a favorite coffee spot before it’s even time to clock in. You’re going to want a solid pair of shoes to keep up with all of that activity. That’s where this wonderful pair of water resistant Italian suede saddle shoes with leather accents by J&M 1850 come into play.

$150
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Boconi Hendrix Belt

Getting dressed in the morning is always a bit easier when you have a solid collection of great go-to pieces that keep you looking fresh and sophisticated. The Hendrix belt by Boconi is one of those pieces that will be stylish for the next 100 years (that plaid loop detail!) and due to it’s high quality diesel-washed leather crafted in Italy, it will remain in great form for just as long.

$78
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Jack Spade Chambray Spread Collar Shirt

We’ve all got quite a few chambray pieces in our wardrobe by now but what about a work appropriate red chambray? This spread collar long sleeve by Jack Spade adds the perfect pop of color under a navy blue, gray or black blazer paired with a neutral pair of chinos or dark denim cuffed jeans.

$98
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The Hill-Side Selvedge Hemp Denim

When it comes to tie options, the choices can be downright overwhelming. Are you the guy in the office who is known for loving a kooky tie? Or maybe you’re drawn to bow ties? Sometimes it’s best to just take a deep breath and keep shit simple but still inch toward interesting. The selvedge hemp denim tie by The Hillside walks the line between subtle and sleek perfectly.

$85
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Kapten & Son Silver "Black Grey Vintage Leather"

No look is truly complete without the finishing touch of a brilliant watch. Kapten & Son’s crisp grey leather band watch with a clean black dial color is a stand out piece that will be in style forever.

$169