What to wear to work this week

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What to wear to work this week

A menswear inspired dress will always work in the office. It's important to wear a platform or heel, otherwise you may get lost in this baggy dress. If you have a case of the Mondays, spend a little less time on your hair and throw it up into a chic bun. 

See the full look: Somewhere Lately

We love this lace skirt, but make sure it's an appropriate length or you will look less business and more boudoir. A pointy toe pump really dresses this outfit up, but if you need something even more formal, try swapping the chambray button up for a structured silk or cotton one. 

See the full look: West Coast Capri

This is prime time to sport the all white look because in a few weeks it will be a lot harder to pull off. We're loving menswear inspired vests this season. They are the perfect piece to take an outfit from weekend ready to office ready. If you don't already have one, we highly suggest making the investment. It's a work wear staple.

See the full look: Look Linger Love

This outfit screams work hard, play hard. Culottes are an office staple for the summer to fall transition, but make sure you find a pair that fits well. Pair it with a basic tank, classic pumps, and a stand-out jacket. The jacket is key because it takes the outfit from basic to brilliant. 

See the full look: The Classy Cubicle

It's Friday which makes jeans okay, right? A crisp, dark wash worn with a structured jacket will give you that polished look you're going for. If you look this put together even on casual Fridays, your co-workers will take you seriously which means they will take your work seriously.

See the full look: Suburban Faux-Pass

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We've been doing a lot of thinking here at StyleList about what makes an outfit "office appropriate". Obviously, we understand that there isn't a definitive answer to that question. It varies from office to office, dress code to dress code. We can all agree that a workday outfit at an artist's studio would look downright ridiculous in, say, a courtroom?

While there is not a uniform dress code that all working women should abide by, we do think that there is a universal rule they should all follow when it comes to getting dressed. That is -- a professional woman should always look put together. Stay true to your personal style, but look like you tried in the morning. We've stalked plenty of style bloggers to know that all different styles can look put together - boho, edgy, eclectic, preppy, you name it.

That being said, keep that rule in mind when getting dressed for work this week! We have 5 outfit to pull you out of those office style doldrums. Click through the gallery for business-appropriate style inspiration for every day of the week!
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