What to Wear to Work, Something New & Different. It's About Time...

Time for a New Take on What to Wear to Work. Here Come 4 New Looks to Inspire Your Work Wardrobe...

So, the million dollar question is:

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We all get into style ruts when it comes to what to wear to work. I'm definitely guilty of reaching for my black skinny pants one too many times. Sometimes it just takes a little nudge to get the fashion juices flowing again. Cue the below four looks, served up 'shop-by-number' style for a little wardrobe inspiration.

Look 1: The Pencil Skirt, an absolute must-have. Pair it with a cozy striped knit, subtle nude pumps to elongate the leg line, and your everyday satchel. Polish it off with a pair of smokey drop earrings:

1. Thakoon Addition Striped Knitted Sweater (www.net-a-porter.com) 2. Reiss Simia Pencil Skirt (www.reiss.com) 3. L.A.M.B. Meredith Platform Pump (www.amazon.com) 4. Coach Legacy Leather Rory Satchel (www.coach.com) 5. Brace Yourself LA Chunky Stone Earrings (www.maxandchloe.com)

Look 2: Everyone has the quintessential black blazer. A cobalt blue blazer with a peplum on the other hand, is the perfect pop piece to liven things up a bit. Let the blazer do the talking. Pair basic black pumps with a flared, fitted trouser, and add some subtle color with accents from earrings to a rich, rust-colored, leather messenger bag:

1. Ted Baker Wrenn Peplum Jacket (www.houseoffraser.co.uk) 2. Burberry Prorsum Stretch Trousers (www.matchesfashion.com) 3. Mango Suede Stiletto Pump (www.shop.mango.com) 4. Aldo Eskeets Messenger Bag (www.aldoshoes.com) 5. Oscar de la Renta Waterfall Stone Earring (www.oscardelarenta.com) 6. Charlene K Gold Dipped Ring (www.maxandchloe.com)

Look 3: This one is not for the fashionably timid. The red wide-leg pant can actually be extremely versatile, don't let the bold color frighten you. Actually, every piece in this look can seamlessly find it's way into a myriad of other ensembles. Thrown all together though, you get an updated take on the silk blouse/trouser combo.

1. PJK Patterson J. Kincaid Blouse Farrow Button (www.bloomingdales.com) 2.Reiss Daria Wide Leg Trousers (www.reiss.com) 3. Dune Bernie Leopard Pointed Court Shoes (www.us.asos.com) 4. Vince Camuto Natalie Round Satchel (www.vincecamuto.com) 5. Alex and Ani Spiritual Armor "Plume" Russian-Gold Bangle Bracelet (www.endless.com) 6. Yves Saint Laurent Statement Ring (www.mytheresa.com)

Look 4: Throw a blazer over a dress and you have your daytime look covered. Subtract the jacket from the fashion equation and you're instantly in cocktail-mode. The look isn't only streamlined and polished, it's actually one of the most comfortable combinations out there. Don't forget the cap-toe on your everyday black pump. It's an approachable trend that's worth taking advantage of this season.

1.Theyskens' Theory Jaco Striped-lapel Blazer (www.theoutnet.com) 2. MICHAEL Michael Kors Sapphire Blue Cowl Neck Drape Dress (www.my-wardrobe.com) 3. Dolce Vita Selina Pump (www.piperlime.gap.com) 4. Marc By Marc Jacobs Graphic Print Tote (www.farfetch.com) 5. Michael Kors 'Mercer' Chronograph Bracelet Watch (www.nordstrom.com)

There's plenty more out there to shop and one of the best places to start is the StyleShaker closet, lined with hand-picked pieces filtered in every week from shoes to sweaters. It's all there. Don't forget another perfect place to shop, you're own closet. You'd be amazed how getting some fresh perspective can take you from, "I have nothing to wear," to, "whoa, I like that."

At the end of the day, it's not only about what you wear. It's about what you DO in what you wear. With these looks on your back, get out there and own it. Get inspired and take advantage of the hours between nine to five (or longer for most of us). You never know what can happen with a fresh set of eyes and metallic cap-toe pumps.

See more on what to wear, how to wear it, and where to shop here.

Question: How to Wear Red Pants? See 3 Ways to Pull Off the Trend

 Queston: How to Wear Red Pants Going Out, Going to Work, Wherever Really? Answer: 3 Ways to Wear the Trend Below

When figuring out how to wear something, you need to know what you're working with.  It all starts with the right red pant, in this case, the Robertson wide leg pant from Ella Moss. Now it's on to how to wear this bold red pant, but before I get rolling, here's the product shot of the pant that inspired it all (click to shop):

 

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Now it's time to check out the flip book:
 

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How to wear red pants, option 1. The first look takes the red pants out when the sun goes down.

The brick red back to the putty color on the silk tank got me on this one:

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Ports 1961 Blouse (www.theoutnet.com), Ella Moss Robertson Wide Leg Pant (www.ellamoss.com), Asos Crossbody Bag (www.us.asos.com), Sara Designs Leather Bracelet (www.maxandchloe.com), BCBG MaxAzria Earrings (www.lordandtaylor.com), Vince Camuto Pump (www.shoptheshoebox.com)

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The second look that answers how to wear red pants is below and perfectly pulled together for day time. Wear it to work, a business lunch, or whatever comes up. Pull off the blazer and take it to a completely casual ensemble seamlessly:

Britt Wk 1, Look 2

 

Topshop Rolled Sleeve Blazer (www.us.topshop.com), Alexander Wang Bag (www.alexanderwang.com), Ella Moss Robertson Wide Leg Pant (www.ellamoss.com), BCBG MaxAzria Earrings (www.lordandtaylor.com), House of Harlow Cocktail Ring (www.designsbystephene.com), Club Monaco V-neck Tee (www.clubmonaco.com), Kenneth Jay Lane Necklace (www.us.asos.com), Tory Burch Pump (www.toryburch.com)

 

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The final look brings in a favorite of mine, the leather jacket with a draped neckline and fitted arms. I swoon over jackets like this, without fail. See how to wear red pants with the final look:

Britt Wk 1, Look 6

All Saints Leather Jacket (www.us.allsaints.com),  Feather Neck Blouse (www.urbanoutfitters.com), Ella Moss Robertson Wide Leg Pant (www.ellamoss.com), Vince Camuto Pump (www.shoptheshoebox.com), Alexander Wang Bag (www.alexanderwang.com), Sara Designs Leather Bracelet (www.maxandchloe.com), BCBG MaxAzria Earrings (www.lordandtaylor.com)

A never-ending library of looks that show you how to wear the latest trends in fashion lives here for your shopping and viewing pleasure. Get inspired and shop away!