My own self afflicted work uniform has three major components. Skinny pant, blazer/sweater, and flats, in that order. I urge you to get crazy with the endless amount of possible combinations.
Pants! One of my favorite things in the world is pants. What better thing to do than put a print, or stripes, or a nervy color on your legs?
Because you can't go to work topless, here are some things to cover your torso.
Dries Van Noten
Shoes can take your outfit anywhere from Audrey Hepburn to Michael Jackson. I obviously prefer the latter.
dv by Dolce Vita
Not a flat, but it's 8-hour-work-shift tolerable. Balenciaga