Strictly Business: Runway-Inspired Workwear

Fall 2013 defined the modern-working woman: she is still confident, smart, and sexy but most of all, she is now relaxed.
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Nanette Lepore
Casual Friday. You may have had a hectic week but that is no reason to look disheveled. Floral blouses paired with cigarette slacks were a common sight on the Fall 2013 runways.
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Milly by Michelle Smith

Annual Review. Be calm — you got this! A loose pair of pants and a sharp blazer are perfect for those under-pressure moments when you want to feel comfortable but also look professional.

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Rachel Zoe
Presentations. In slender flares and a high-collared shirt, you’ll look authoritative and stylish on those nerve-racking days when all eyes are on you. Throw in a vest to give your outfit that extra oomph.
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Reed Krakoff
Client Meetings. If you're meeting with a client, you want to appear refined yet approachable. Be practical and opt for a loose-fitting top and straight leg trousers.
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Convention Day. Monochromatic tones were a huge hit this season. A low-key yet colorful suit with some chic embellishments will set you apart from the crowd.
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J. Crew
Running to Appointments. If your schedule is booked for the day, choose something people-friendly and moveable. Bright colors and bold patterns paired with a pair of easy-to-walk-in pumps work best.
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