The One Thing You're Not Doing That Will Make You Look 10 Times Chicer at Work

One-step chic, and no black or white in sight.

Running late? Throwing on one color from head-to-toe is the quickest way to look polished in a pinch. Take the trend one step further (past blah black and brown) and layer any shade of the rainbow in complementary tones of the same hue. Because a single color worn with conviction and confidence actually werks for work—any day of the week.

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Monday

A layered lavender look will kick your case of the Mondays to the curb—just the way to pep up your mood and get in gear for the office onslaught.


Cos Raw-Cut Wool Coat, $250, cosstores.com; kate spade new york Rosette Bow Alpaca Sweater, $348, katespade.com; J. Crew Crop Wool Flannel Pants (similar), $168, nordstrom.com; Club Monaco April Pump, $298, clubmonaco.com; Urban Outfitters Simple Ring Pack, $18, urbanoutfitters.com

Tuesday

Step up your suit style with an unconventionally-proportioned jacket-and-trouser combo in an autumnal shade of teal. Then break up the generous silhouette with contrasting accessories like a retro gray saddle bag and chestnut brown stilettos.


H&M Textured-Knit Sweater (similar), $29.99, hm.com; H&M Short Coat (similar), $49.99, hm.com; Cos Wide-Leg Cotton Trousers (similar), $115, cosstores.com; Banana Republic Madison 12-Hour Pump, $118, bananarepublic.com; BCBGeneration Lizard Embossed Saddle Bag, $58, bcbgeneration.com

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Wednesday

You're good as gold once you've made it to Wednesday. Juxtapose the luxe hue in a soft, flow-y silhouette paired with sharp, sexy stilettos. To toughen the shade up, pair it with a sheepskin moto-inspired jacket.


Forever21 Chiffon Self-Tie Wrap Dress (similar), $22.90, forever21.com; Coach 1941 Suede Shearling Hoodie (similar), $1795, coach.com; Club Monaco Meradyth Suede Pump, $298, clubmonaco.com; & Other Stories Bold Golden Ring, $25, stories.com; H&M Necklace With Pendant, $5.99, hm.com

Thursday

Two days to till the weekend: Cropped wide-leg trousers and a perfectly pressed button-down in smart shades of blue are the perfect compromise between corporate and casual.


J.Crew Toggle Cape in Wool Cashmere, $198, jcrew.com; Comme des Garçons Heart Graphic Woven Cotton Shirt (similar), $255, nordstrom.com; Tibi Delmont Pinstripe Wool-Blend Culottes, $395, neimanmarcus.com; Nora Leather Strap Pump, $120, samedelman.com; kate spade new york Anderson Way Small Lietta, $398, katespade.com; Marc Jacobs Beetle Brooch (similar), $125, nordstrom.com

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Friday

TGIF! Since the work week is literally about to stop, red is right. Mix and match shades and textures for a luxe effect: Faux fur, wool, denim, and suede juxtaposed are super sumptuous.


Forever21 Faux Fur Mock Neck Jacket (similar), $59.99, forever21.com; & Other Stories Merino Wool Knit, $85, stories.com; H&M Slim-Fit Pants, $19.99, hm.com; Aldo States Heel, $100, aldoshoes.com; H&M Oval Earrings, $7.99, hm.com


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