How can I look work appropriate from 9-5?

How can I look work appropriate from 9-5 while still expressing my personal style?

Opt for separates rather than a suit, but keep the shapes similar to classic work items. A pencil skirt, ruffled blouse and slim belted cardigan are ideal options.

(On model Janay: Banana Republic black cardigan wrap, Odille polka-dot blouse from Anthropologie, Theory black pencil skirt, Betsey Johnson black patent croc belt, Stuart Weitzman shoes)

Trade in the baggy, ill-fitting skirt suit for one with razor-sharp tailoring. Pair a slim cut pant suit with a ruffled blouse in a bright color and no-nonsense stilettos: they donít have to be too high, but they should be sleek and not bulky.

(On model Adair: Navy Theory suit, J Crew orange ruffle blouse, Christian handbag from Fileneís, modelís own shoes)

If youíre an accessories girl, this is the way to make your personal style come to life. Stick to the basics on top Ė for example, a classic shift dress, and make a power statement with a pair of fuschia pumps or of-the season booties. Or, dive into your jewelry stash and layer some necklaces or choose a statement bracelet. If you keep the rest of your look simple, the stand-out accessories wonít overpower your cubicle-mates.

(On model Janay: Rebecca Taylor dress, Banana Republic bracelet, Steve Madden Fuschia suede heels)

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