Alms for the Pour

Freelancing goes hand in hand with coffee consumption. This blend is locally roasted and named after the Shaw neighborhood. Shaw blend, $11.99. Compass Coffee. 1535 7th St. NW. (202) 251-7402

Earn Your Stripes

Work at home in clothing that is comfy but can easily transform into meeting-ready apparel. Loom stripe button-back shift, $218. Lettie Gooch Boutique. 1921 8th St. NW, Suite 110. (202) 332-4242

Single File

Keep all of your project notes and sketches in one place with this water-resistant portfolio. My Carry All Tote, $12.99 (ask about student discount). Sullivan’s. 4200 Wisconsin Ave. NW. (202) 362-1343

By the Book

Tap into inspiration and translate it to your work life with Creative Confidence. Creative Confidence by Tom Kelley & David Kelley, $32. Politics & Prose. 2021 14th St. NW. (202) 387-7638

Tag Along

Mulebone doubles as a free co-working space on weekdays. While you’re there, pick up letterpress tags for your next client gift. Miks Letterpress gift tags, $8.50. Mulebone. 2121 14th St. NW. (202) 332-9672