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Staring down your spring workwear wardrobe with a severe case of "style block?" Fear not—I've put together seven foolproof 9-to-5 outfits, each of which incorporates at least one prominent spring trend. Click through to amp up your office style game now!
Culottes / Mules
Don't fear the culotte! By pairing these wide and wonderful below-the-knee shorts with a slim-fitting blazer and classic tank, they can stand in nicely for your favorite office-appropriate A-line skirt. A pair of spring's of-the-moment mules finishes everything off.
Warm-Weather Leather
A leather pencil skirt may sound like it'd be too sexy for the workplace—but offset with a bold printed silk blouse, two-tone heels and a boxy carryall, it's a statement-making boardroom option that doesn't feel overly va-va-voom.
Midi Skirt
This below-the-knee skirt length couldn't be cooler, and it's a perfect pick for your 9-to-5. To avoid getting lost in all that volume, though, team your midi with a fitted button-up—a version in silk will never look boxy—and finish things off with a lace-up heel that reveals a bit of (office-appropriate!) skin.
Modern Suiting
Convinced the pantsuit's totally staid? Not when it's cast in a summery hue and teamed with strappy, chunky-heeled sandals and a graphic tee!
Yes, you can wear a one-piece to the office! Just make sure you choose a tailored style, then treat it like you would ordinary solid suiting separates, topping it off with a polished jacket and classic pumps.
Mixed Patterns
Bold, clashing prints aren't as big as a story as they were last summer; now, it's all about mixing and matching your patterns, which (fortunately!) is far easier to do in an office environment. This look combines gingham—perhaps spring's most important pattern—with not one, but two widths of stripes, plus a woven straw bag...and yet it all still works. Why? Simply put, the color palette is cohesive and none of the aforementioned patterns compete with one another.
A crisp shirtdress is spring's undisputed It piece—and nothing says "Summer Fridays" like a denim jacket and easy espadrilles.