You Asked Us: How Do I Shake Up My Dull Work Wardrobe?

Readers write us about this all the time. Here are some of our favorite answers.

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Peplum Top

Let the gold flounce peek out from under a cropped blazer.
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Peplum Top

Wear it with another bright color to keep it from looking too sweet.
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Peplum Top

Luxurious jacquard upgrades the most standard pencil skirt.
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Peplum Top

The sleek neckline makes this shell extra professional.
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Pencil Skirt

In a bold color, this workwear staple has a new edge.

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Pencil Skirt

A classic, in a surprising—and surprisingly wearable—shade of yellow.
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Pencil Skirt

Adds a bit of femininity to any basic work top.
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Pencil Skirt

Poppy is quirky, but not too quirky to wear to a conservative office.
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Statement Necklace

A glittering update for all your collared shirts.
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Statement Necklace

A structural piece that can give even a simple black shift major impact.
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Statement Necklace

This gorgeous emerald color softens the blacks, greys, and whites of typical workwear.
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Statement Necklace

Add pastel baubles to make an intriguing contrast to your suit's clean lines.
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Blazer

So flattering! Since it's lined, this jacket creates a sleeker silhouette.


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Blazer

The classic cut keeps the rich hue and texture from being too bold for the office.
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Blazer

The soft rose tone will blend seemlessly with your office neutrals. Try it with a black silk top.
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Blazer

Paired with crisp black pants and a convservative top, the burgundy leather becomes surprisingly traditional.
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Tote

The muted yellow and oversize tassels make it way more fun.


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Tote

A great way to sneak this season's green hues into a corporate setting.
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Tote

A festive tote that transitions seamlessly from summer to fall... and comes back again in the spring.
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Dress

Great on its own or topped with a snug, cropped sweater.


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Dress

The classic cut and colors make the spunky animal print totally work-appropriate.
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Dress

A crisp black blazer and pumps makes it feel more serious.
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Dress

An unusual geometric print makes the traditional shirtdress new again.
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Pumps

Offset the sexiness: Wear them with a conservative high-necked dress.
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Pumps

Add some depth to your neutrals with plush burgundy pumps.

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Pumps

Let the funky purple peek out from a pair of traditional dress pants.
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Pumps

An on-trend update to any basic shift.
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Topcoat

Metallic threading gives a man-tailored piece a playful twist.


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Topcoat

The ladylike capelet and flecks of silver are an unexpected take on the black wool topcoat.
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Topcoat

Pair it with a simple sheath.
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Sweater

Adds just the right touch of romance under a black blazer.


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Sweater

Long sleeves and basic black make lace office-ready. Just add a timeless chignon and flats.
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Sweater

Toss it over a collared shirt, or button it up for an extra dose of femininity.