How to keep your style at work

Office attire ultimately depends on where you work and what’s appropriate for that environment. An accountant, for example, should probably steer clear of maxi dresses and cut-offs. On the other hand, a creative professional wouldn’t be caught dead in a full suit.

Typically, playing it safe is the way to go when it comes to work. But that doesn’t mean you can’t express yourself or wear what makes you comfortable.

Here are 3 looks I put together using  basic pieces you can find in your own closest:

Outfit 1: A sophisticated pencil skirt or dress is always work appropriate. If your office is more relaxed, try a blouse in a fun print and cute booties! But if you think your boss wouldn’t approve, swap the booties for classic nude pumps and a solid colored top.2012-11-02_1529

Outfit 2: Black cropped pants are so versatile. They can be dressed up or down, depending on how many meetings you have that day. Here I paired them with a crew neck sweater and flats and added a scarf for more color.

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Outfit 3: Last, I opted for jeans. Most work places offer casual Fridays. Keep jeans professional by adding a tailored blazer. Funky smoking slippers are another way to incorporate some original style into this look.

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Go-to’s: trousers, cardigans, basic tees, button down shirts, pencil skirts, shift dresses, dark wash jeans, ballet flats, tie neck blouses, crew neck cardigans.

Stores: JCrew, Banana Republic, Nordstrom, Ann Taylor, LOFT, Gap.

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