We all know the stereotype of boardroom couture: layers on layers of muted tones against a backdrop of florescent lighting and unwritten codes of conduct and style that amount to “corporate casual.” Whether you’re feeling stuck in an office film noir aesthetic or just want to infuse some more personality into your business self, we’ve rounded up some subtly chic spring accessories to help your unique self shine.
You already dazzle your colleagues with your brilliance, so why not have some signature stationery to add sparkle to your desk? The Caran d’Ache 849 ballpoint pen, the latest series from the Swiss masters of penmanship, comes in bold jewel tones and vibrant primary colors. Pay homage to cherry blossoms and the Year of the Rabbit with Moleskin’s Asian Collection of notebooks, each of which features a design by acclaimed Japanese, Korean, and Chinese fashion designers. It’s also never too late to be the envy of the organized with a Smythson 2023 planner in Panama, which features gilded edges and tons of personalization options, or the Panthére de Cartier Pencil Holder in Limoges porcelain. You can even spice up your space with minimalist but powerful art that combines form and function, like the techBAR® Floating Ball Switch Desk Lamp or the Cut ’N Paste wall clock by Seletti.
To keep that spring in your step and your wardrobe when you’re on the go, Fenella Smith’s Luca Laptop Bag in yellow vegan leather adds a bright pop of color while protecting your laptop during those April showers. Or if you need more space, the Montblanc M-gram 4810 backpack, inspired by the Maison’s heritage, features numerous handy pockets and a black design that fits every occasion from city day-breaker to night-crawler. You might want to make room in it for a Baseus Blade Power Bank—a 100W battery pack that can fast charge up to four devices at once—and a pair of Jabra Elite headphones that provide 45 hours of uninterrupted listening and two-microphone technology for clear calls, in the busiest of places. 1 M-gram 4810 backpack, Montblanc: $1,810 2 Floating Ball Switch Desk Lamp, techBAR®: $268 3 Panthére Pencil Holder, Cartier: $780 4 Panama 2023 planner, Smythson: $280 5 Luca Laptop bag, Fenella Smith: $119 6 Blade Power Bank, Baseus: $129 7 Cut ’N Paste wall clock, Seletti: $232 8 Ballpoint pen, Caran D’Ache 849: $44 9 Three notebook collection, Moleskin: $110 10 Headphones, Jabra Elite: $100