The secret to really chic style isn't really a secret: it's a formula — a set of tried-and-true essentials that can be worn and worn again, no matter the season or the year. That's as true of great off-duty style as it is of the best office outfits. You know what we mean if you've ever studied the looks of fashionable women like Emmanuelle Alt or Olivia Palermo. But getting their look doesn't mean having endless options: it all comes down to a few great pieces. Here, we're breaking down just the ones you need for office hours. Scroll to shop the only 12 workwear essentials you really need to build a flawless, notice-me-for-the-right-reasons reputation at the office.