If 2014 has brought with it a fired-up feeling that you need a promotion/pay rise/new job (delete as applicable, unless you're aiming for all three: go you!), then look for clothes that instil self-confidence. Elle News and Social Media Editor Leisa Barnett says, 'I feel badass in heels', while for Siobhan Mallen, Head of International and Campaign Content at ASOS, it's about avoiding 'anything you'd ever wear out on a Friday night'. Here are three more practical suggestions to give you the profesh appeal you're looking for.
Beyoncé might not work your average 9-5, but she sure knows how to play at being stylish in the office, as you can see from this picture posted on her Tumblr. Make like Bey and try out polished separates, like this white collared patterned top and green trousers. It'll show confidence if you steer clear of go-to black. Talk about own-ing-it.
Keeping it simple in a crisp white shirt and below-the-knee skirt at the Sundance Film Festival where her film Better Angels is showing, Diane Kruger's polished accessories (a smart, top-handle handbag, heeled lace-up boots) plus preened hair and make-up (yes, red nails are work-friendly) give this classic look an edge. You don't have to make a shouty style statement, these subtle moves speak volumes.
Getting around West Hollywood, the youngest of the Kardashian crew Kylie Jenner looks super exec in a tailored blouse, trousers and pastel blue coat. I's important to keep your personal style intact at work: don't ditch all your know-how about what suits you, simply go for a more tailored version of your weekend self.