There are two timeless struggles when it comes to work attire: (1) how to have fun with fashion when the office dress code requires pantyhose and (2) how to look sharp—but not too stand-out-from-the-crowd—when you’re not ready to ruffle any HR feathers. Four local style experts* helped us tackle both issues in ways that work for creative and conservative offices alike. Conservative Office Here’s how to play it up: Photo by Jeff Elkins. Tie on a silk knit tie. Play with jewelry! Layer necklaces instead of wearing a single strand. Stick with dark shades, but try them in leather and cashmere. Shades of green are a fail-safe way to add more color to your closet. Choose deep oxblood instead of black for lace-ups. Peak lapels are more fashionable than the traditional notch. Modernize your suit. Look for a shorter jacket and flat-front pants. Photo by Jeff Elkins.
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