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We’re going to go ahead and say that figuring out what to wear to work each morning is basically akin to filing our monthly expense report--incredibly cumbersome. No matter what we do (from laying out clothes the night before to keeping a running list of Pinterest inspiration), we still find ourselves falling into a sheath-dress rut. The cure? A few fresh (but still wearable) trends to replace our tried-and-true basics and actually make us excited to get out of our pajamas.

bellsleeves

Bell Sleeves

The newest trend in shirting comes straight from the ’70s. (Are you surprised?) But its fresh take on tailoring means it’s actually appropriate to sport with your slim trousers or even your white jeans--depending on what kind of office you’re working in.

Get the look: J.Crew ($80); BCBG Max Azria ($158); Rodebjer ($240)

pleats

Micro Pleats

You may already be experimenting with this trend, but if not, we advise you to get off the bench and into the game. Pleats add a modern shape to any silhouette, while also draping nicely around any body type.

Get the look: ASOS ($49); Zara ($70); & Other Stories ($90)

Embellished Handbag

Embellished Handbags

Accessories are where you’re allowed to have a little fun--even if everyone else is sticking to the structured black tote. Streamline your daily essentials and tuck them into a swingy little bucket bag or crossbody.

Get the look: Mango ($40); Rebecca Minkoff ($325); Chloé ($2,350)

Wide Leg Pants

Wide-Leg Trousers

Your skinny black crops will be a wardrobe staple forever. But if you’re willing to take a risk, test-drive a pair of billowy trousers. They just might be your most flattering (and comfortable) pair of pants yet.

Get the look: COS ($125); Olivia Palermo + Chelsea28 ($138); Alice and Olivia ($224)

RELATED: How to Look Awesome in Wide-Leg Pants

Closed Toe Mules

Closed-Toe Mules

If you’re a flats girl then you’ll love this addition to your repertoire. They give you the closed-toe factor HR requires, while pushing the envelope ever so slightly.

Get the look: J.Crew Factory ($56); Emerson Fry ($228); Gucci ($595)

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