3 Work Wardrobe Wonders

Everyone’s had those mornings, the ones where you’ve tried absolutely everything on in your closet, you’re running ridiculously late, and you still have absolutely nothing to wear. It’s times like those that demand super-easy pieces that go with everything. Essentials that you can throw on without thinking and know you’ll look great. I call them wardrobe wonders—and every fashionista needs at least a few of them in her closet. Here are my three favorites that will have you going to work in style!

A Black Jumpsuit

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A black jumpsuit doesn’t have be reserved for evenings only, especially if you choose a tailored style. Wear it to the office with pared-down classics like a trench coat and ladylike pumps, or get creative and layer it over a button-down. Either way, it’ll cut your dressing time down. One and done!

Get the Look

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SPLENDID $198.00

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REVOLVE clothing $154.00

A Flippy Skirt

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Fit-and-flare skirts are universally flattering; the flounce balances hips and thighs perfectly. Plus, they’re insanely versatile—for a downtown look, try one under a slouchy sweater with ankle boots; for a more polished vibe, wear with a slim turtleneck and heels.

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Ann Taylor $98.00

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BCBGMAXAZRIA $154.17

A Cool Suit

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Think of your suit as a really amazing multitasker—you can wear the pants and blazer together and look instantly put-together, or you can wear the jacket and pants separately with literally anything. The outfit options are countless. Just be sure to buy a suit with a really modern fit—either slim-fitting or purposely slouchy.

Get the Look

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NORDSTROM $130.00

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French Connection $268.00

You look Wonderful!

XOXO

-D-Anna

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Beautiful Bikinis

Are you tired of your basic black suit, looking for something with a cool print, or shopping for something sporty? Fret not, because these trendy bikinis will make you feel beautiful!

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Forever 21 Zig Zag Triangle Bikini Top ($11) and String Bikini Bottom ($10) in Blue/Multi

Stand out on the beach in this multicolored zigzag bikini.

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Free People Emmi Solid Top ($60) and Bottoms ($58) in Pink

This simple pink swimsuit will complement your summer tan.

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Shoshanna Coral Reef Bandeau Bikini Top ($138) And Bottom ($92) in Coral Multi

The coral print on this bikini is perfect for the beach.

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Marc by Marc Jacobs Matte Cat Racer Back Bikini Top ($72) and Bikini Bottoms ($72) in Black

This swimsuit has a sporty feel that is right on-trend.

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River Island Animal Print Texture Tennesse Strappy Bikini Top ($30) and Bottom ($23) in Animal Blue Print

You gotta love the animal-print detail on this adorable bikini.

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Asos Multi Strap Lattice Triangle Bikini Top ($31) and Side Bottom ($23) in Black

The straps on this bikini are perfectly placed to show just enough.

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O’Neill Seaside Band Top ($32) and High Swim Bottom ($33)

This high-waisted set has a great vintage vibe.

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Mikoh Swimwear Maui Crochet Back Bikini Top ($100) and Rockies Crochet Side Bikini Bottoms ($100) in Sandstorm

This trendy neutral looks great on everyone!

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Beach Riot Viva Printed Swim Top ($69) and Sandy Printed Swim Bottom($69) in Jungle

The cut and print on this bikini is intriguing and flattering.

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Victoria’s Secret Bralette ($29) and String Bottom ($19) in Black/White

What this bikini lacks in color, it more than makes up for in details.

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Wildfox Couture Tankini Top ($72) and Basic Brazilian ($62) in Florida Garden

This bikini top will work off the sand too; just pair it with high-waisted shorts!

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SKYE & staghorn All Overlay Bikini ($178) in Blush/Black

The layering effect gives this swimsuit a unique touch.

Feel Beautiful in your Bikini!

XOXO

-D-Anna

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The Top-Layer Dress

No matter your size or shape, this specific cut manages to be both roomy and slimming due to the unique definition between top and bottom. It defines the waist without the help of a belt or an unflattering cinch — which means more comfort for you. From full-coverage, tiered-top styles to subtle, midriff-baring finds, these picks will make you a believer!

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ASOS Fashion Union Layered Dress In Palm Tree Print, $47.64, available at ASOS.

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Splendid Tiered Mini Dress, $118, available at Revolve.

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A.L.C. Davis Bleed Hem Sleeveless Dress, $374, available at MatchesFashion.

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Maeve Tisana Dress, $128, available at Anthropologie.

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Pixie Market Vivi Floral Chiffon Dress, $58, available at Pixie Market.

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Topshop Crinkle Crop Overlay Playsuit, $68, available at Topshop.

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Front Row Two-Pieces Denim Dress With Raw Edge, $68, available at Front Row Shop.

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MINKPINK The Pianist Dress, $108, available at Nasty Gal.

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River Island Black Check Asymmetric Layered Cami Dress, $60, available at River Island.

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Zara Striped Dress, $59.90, available at Zara.

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H&M Knee-Length Dress, On Sale $18, available at H&M.

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Peter Pilotto MT Printed Stretch-Silk Mini Dress, $1295, available at Net-A-Porter.

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Wilfred Free Elsa Dress, $65, available at Aritzia.

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Proenza Schouler Illusion Crop-Top Tie-Waist Dress, $950, available at Bergdorf Goodman.

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Forever 21 Flounced Cami Dress, $22.80, available at Forever 21.

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Rory Beca One Tier Dress, $216, available at Piperlime.

Will you Top your Dress?

XOXO

-D-Anna

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Staples that Flatter Every Woman

Check out these ten staples deemed universally flattering!

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1. Pointed Pumps

Nothing lengthens the leg like a classic heel, especially when they are a similar shade to your skin. Kate Bosworth demonstrated this technique with a pair of Jimmy Choo Agnes Suede Pumps.

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2. Paneled Dress

Rita Ora pulled out everyone’s favorite slimming secret weapon for date night: the paneled dress. Her Vionnet Pre Fall 13 black & white dress is a fab rendition of this staple.

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3. Menswear Coat

Whether or not you’re bold enough to go for the electric blue Tibi Bonded Techy Twill Coat that Lucky Editor-in-Chief, Eva Chen, wore you can’t deny the appeal of a menswear-inspired coat. The sharply tailored piece looks good on just about everyone.

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4. Collared Button-Down

You can’t go wrong with a classic button-down shirt. Wear it tucked in if you want to highlight your waist, or leave it loose like Jessica Alba did with her Bella Dahl Patch Pocket Button Down Shirt In White.

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5. Trench Coat

There’s a reason the trench coat never goes out of style: the built-in belt is ideal for enhancing an hourglass shape. Laura Whitmore accentuated her curves in a Warehouse trench, despite layering up for the weather.

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6. A-Line Skirt

Why does an A-line skirt look good on everyone? It’s all about the cut: it nips in at the smallest part of your waist and then conveniently flares out over the hips like Hannah Holman’s printed skirt.

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7. Silk Blouse

Veteran Victoria’s Secret model, Alessandra Ambrosio knows fashion that flatters. The flowy fabric of a silk blouse camouflages any flaws or unfavorable angles.

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8. Structured Blazer

A properly tailored blazer, like the one Karlie Kloss wore, is always a smart decision for defining your shoulders and waistline.

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9. Slim-Cut Trouser

Mirror, mirror on the wall, which is the most flattering pant cut of all? The slim (not too tight, not too loose) trouser with a slightly cropped hem, of course. Take note of the fit of Ashley Madekwe’s Topshop Unique trousers.

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10. Motorcycle Jacket

The magic of a moto jacket is twofold: it fits close to the body, and the thick leather material has an overall smoothing effect. Example: the ultra-flattering Balmain Quilted Jacket that Rosie Huntington-Whiteley wore.

Have a Flattering Weekend!

XOXO

-D-Anna

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