Work Your Look

your 9-5 style guide

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    How to Shake Up Your Work Wardrobe

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

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    Office Style: 10 Non-Boring Work Blouses

    “Work blouses” sound stodgy and stiff—but they don’t have to look it. I’ve found 10 tops that aren’t all-white, pin-striped or pale blue and STILL still look great with suiting. Click through the slideshow to spruce up your 9-to-5 style now.

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    Got a Style Emergency While at Work? Fashion Fix-Its Around the Office

    There are days at the office where everything seems to go wrong. We all know you’ve had them. You look in the mirror and that helpless feeling suddenly arises -- a fashion mishap! We know some of you carry in your handbag a prop closet/makeup cabinet full of items for those “uh-oh” moments. But if you’re not so prepared, all hope is not lost. For issues from a dragging hem to a broken nail, there are fashion fixes sitting right in front of you in the office.

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    8 Work Outfits Every Woman Needs

    Clothes may not make the woman, but they can make a boss want to promote her. These looks will get you through every conceivable job challenge, stylishly. PLUS: See how to recombine these pieces for 15 more days of great outfits.

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    9 Perfect Work Looks

    Show them you mean business with chic attire that will impress on the job.

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    Fashion Tips: 13 Looks You Should Never Wear at Work

    Work-appropriate fashion should be a no-brainer, right? Just keep it classy, understated and polished. Sigh…if only it were that easy! Since there are tons of hard-to-classify outfit options out there—plus some über-confusing dress codes in some offices—we pulled together a foolproof list of work-outfit DON’Ts to keep you looking professional (and promotable!) each and every day.

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    16 Things to Wear to Work

    Start with something tailored, belt it, then add a serious bag and heels. Promoted!

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    The Best Work Look for Your Body

    What’s more flattering than matchy-matchy suits? New-style pieces. Glamour discovered what’s right for every shape. Find yours!

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    How TV Career Women Influence Real At-Work Style

    When The Mary Tyler Moore Show premiered on September 19, 1970, it was almost revolutionary: the first television series focused on an independent (read: unmarried) career girl. And Mary 's wardrobe was a little bit revolutionary too--working women across the country were quick to copy her colorful dresses and wide-legged pantsuits. To celebrate the iconic program's fortieth anniversary, InStyle takes a look back at the fashionable TV shows--and characters--that influenced women's at-work style.

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    15 Hot Hairstyles You Can Wear At Work

    Your job might be a snooze-fest--but your hair doesn't have to be. These cool celeb styles are sophisticated enough to rock on the clock...and sexy enough for happy hour afterward.

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    5 Tips for Great Work Style

    Whether you’re shooting for your first job or your next promotion, appearances count now more than ever. You wanted to know the new rules, so we got execs to spell them out.

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