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This week: I really want to change up my work wardrobe as I tend to blow my clothing budget on stuff for the weekend and now everything feels old and boring. I work in a creative space so I can afford to be a little more fun, but I still need to look smart for meetings. – Eva
Hi Eva. It is easy to forget about your working wardrobe, which is funny since we often wear these clothes the most. Luckily for you, a slew of brands have been focusing their efforts on spicing up their workwear. Picking up a smart suit is a great idea because not only do the pieces work together, but you can separate them and use them for other ensembles. If this is something that sounds good to you, we suggest you check out Mango’s Metallic Yarn Jacket ($110) and Metallic Yarn Skirt ($55). On the other hand, if you want to just focus on one or two key pieces, we suggest you pick up a smart blazer like DKNY’s Mixed Media Jacket ($445) and a shirt dress or wrap dress like Diane von Furstenberg’s Pharo Dress ($385). A blazer will instantly smarten any ensemble you wear, while a wrap dress is truly versatile—just add different accessories and you will be all set. Good luck!