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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The White Crop-Top

Sure, a white crop top sounds intimidating, but here is the key to pulling it off this spring.

The secret is simple: pair this key piece with a sleek and slimming pencil skirt. Check out the most flattering way to wear a crop top!

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Lupita Nyong’o

Look and learn, ladies! Nyong’o shows us how to wear a crop top and still look sophisticated.

On Nyong’o: Giambattista Valli S/S 14 top and skirt; Sophia Webster Coco Pointed Leather Pumps ($472) in White

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Jessica Gomes

Gomes takes the top to a sporty level by pairing it with a body-con gray pencil skirt and bomber jacket.

On Gomes: Topshop jacket, Crop Tee ($16), skirt, and Gelato Pointed Skinny Shoes ($100) in Red

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Miranda Kerr

Follow Kerr’s lead and style a boxy crop top with a lovely lace pencil skirt.

On Kerr: Jenni Kayne top and Lace Pencil Skirt($695) available online in Black

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Naya Rivera

Rivera keeps her look polished with a structured crop top and a simple and slim skirt.

On Rivera: Michael Kors S/S 14 Python Top in White and Pencil Skirt in Indigo

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Jamie Chung

Add an edgy vibe to your crop top and pencil skirt look by wearing an embellished moto jacket over your shoulders.

On Chung:  Zara top and skirt; BCBG Runway Mannix Jacket ($1,298)

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Alessandra Ambrosio

The ultimate babe wears the ideal bombshell outfit. Copy Ambrosio’s look and go for a long-sleeve fitted crop top and midi skirt.

On Ambrosio: Calvin Klein Collection knit sweater and skirt

Shop The Look

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ASOS Love Shell Crop Top ($45) in White

Stock up on structured crop tops this season!

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Calvin Klein Collection Lenard Cropped Ribbed Jersey Top ($550)

This top would look great with a high-waisted printed pencil skirt.

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Blessing-Co Off the Shoulder Crop Top ($22) in White

Make a statement and wear this tiny top with your favorite Spring ensembles.

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Alice + Olivia Pire Sleeveless Fitted Crop Top ($187)

Safe to say this crop top would look good in every color!

How do you Crop it?

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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