How can I make my wardrobe fun, yet office appropriate?

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Hi Rachel, I love your style. I work in an office, and our attire is not strict at all. How can I make my wardrobe fun, yet office appropriate? What do you recommend? Thank you. — Brenda B. via e-mail

Location: Los Angeles, CA

Brenda,

Regarding what to wear in a casual office setting, I would urge you to still dress your best! Laid-back or not, it is important to keep your look professional and fashion-forward. With that said, opt for for a sleek pair of dark jeans, like 7 For All Mankind’s Ginger Wide Leg as the foundation of your look. They are ultra-chic, yet still comfortable—I live in mine! Pair them with a spring-perfect wedge to add a bit of height, and ta da, your bottom half is covered.Finishing your outfit is just as simple. If I am heading to a business meeting, I tend to rely on a pretty white blouse or other straightforward top to look and feel chic. This is a versatile route that gives one room to incorporate a cool lightweight jacket (bonus points if it has color!) and fun excessories.

Speaking of excessories…whenever you are in heading into an office environment, I suggest aiming for fashionably functional add-ons, like a stylish belt, oversized watch and a laptop bag. Now, follow all of the above steps carefully and I guarantee you will totally shut it down from behind your desk. xoRZ