When most of us think of fashion, we think little black dresses and sky-high heels. We definitely don’t think of office supplies. But maybe that’s about to change. A number of clothing and home goods designers have branched out into office supplies in the past few years. Most recently, Martha Stewart has brought her brand of awesome persnickety-ness to Staples, debuting a line of organizational products ranging from discreet white file boxes to bright turquoise binders. Your office cubicle has never looked so fancy.
Here are a few of our favorite fashionable office supplies.
1. Sticky Notes by Martha Stewart Home Office
It was hard to choose just one Martha Stewart office accessory. (So hard, in fact, that we choose two. See farther down the list for more.) These sticky notes, however, are probably our favorite thing in her line. They’re super cheap at $2.99, and way classier than the standard yellow Post-It.
2. Kate Spade The Long List Notepad
Compulsive list-makers rejoice: There is now a snazzy notebook for you to jot down everything from “pick up dry cleaning” to “make more lists.” (Yes, we have actually made a list that ended like that.) At $9, this is probably not the cheapest notepad you’ve bought in your life, but it’s almost definitely the cheapest Kate Spade thing you’ve ever purchased. Hold it over your 10-dollar handbag from Target and feel like a fashionista for practically nothing.
3. Lilly Pulitizer Calendar (Without Easel)
Our favorite thing about this product is that the seller is very specific about the fact that it does not come with an easel. Which makes us think that somewhere, there is a buyer who would be very, very angry to purchase a calendar that did not come with a display device. Who is this person, we wonder, who needs not only to know what they’re doing this week, but for others to know as well? Anyway, this calendar does not come with an easel, but it is decorated with the standard Lilly Pulitizer preppy pastel drawing, and it is $7.48.
4. Martha Stewart Home Office Stack + Fit Organizers
There’s something about a desk-top organizer that makes you feel like everything is going to be OK. That probably goes double for organizers blessed by Martha, possibly the poster child for compulsive organization. You’d never lose paperwork again. $14.99 and up.
5. Jonathan Adler Binder Clips
If you can manage to have a bad day at work while using these sunny little binder clips, you’re a much more determined curmudgeon than we’ll ever be. A set of 12 clips is $9.95, and includes four different designs: an orange clip featuring an elephant and the motto “junk in the trunk”; a pink clip with a mustache and “stache it or trash it”; a blue clip with a whale and “stay afloat, deadline on the horizon”; and a green clip with a pear and “pearfect papers.” Just, er, watch out whose papers you bind up with that orange clip. Could be an awkward conversation with HR.