5 Easy, Affordable Ways to Shake Up Your Work Outfits, Inspired by Younger

Hilary Duff on set of Younger TV

Image: Younger TV Official Facebook/TV Land

Having a 9 to 5 doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice your personality, style or both. Because you’re busy being a boss babe, you’ve fallen into the habit of wearing the same white button-down shirt 365 ways. While there’s nothing wrong with that, there are days when you wish you could break away from your usual routine.

Consider this your wake-up call. You don’t always have to wear black, blazers or button-ups to the office. The ladies in the Younger cast make that very clear every single week with their trendy and bold workwear choices. Here’s how you can spice up the clothes you wear to work.

1. Say goodbye to chilly days with a trendy cape coat or sweater.

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Protect yourself from that afternoon breeze with a warm, chic cape like Hilary Duff’s. It’s perfect on those in between days when the weather is ridiculously cold in the morning, but becomes unbearably hot by mid-day. You can either rock a wool cape like hers or get a lighter coat that’s just as comfy!

Copy her look here:

Vero Moda Geo-Tribal Cape, $22
Vero Moda Geo-Tribal Cape, $22
Faux-Leather-Trim Cape Blazer, $67.99
Faux-Leather-Trim Cape Blazer, $67.99

2. Let your power blouse do all the talking for you.

Miriam Shor in red blouse
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Everything about Miriam Shor’s look is a YES. This is the true definition of a power outfit. The flirty ruffles on her faux leather skirt are a great contrast to her sleek blouse, and her tights make this outfit fall ready. Go for a faux leather skirt that skims over your curves and has gorgeous detailing on the bottom!

Copy her look here:

Worthington Long Sleeve Tie Blouse, $14.40
Worthington Long Sleeve Tie Blouse, $14.40
Vila Fringe Faux Leather Skirt, $34.00
Vila Fringe Faux Leather Skirt, $34.00

3. Give your go-to work outfit (blazer-dress-pants-repeat) a modern twist.

Sutton Foster in a floral blazer
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Who says you have to wear black to mean business? Sutton Foster’s floral on floral look adds just the right amount of fun while still being office appropriate. If your office culture is more minimalist, you can find a dark blazer with a subtle print.

Copy her look here:

Floral Collarless Ruched Sleeve Blazer
Floral Collarless Ruched Sleeve Blazer, $25
Tie-Neck Shirt Dress for Women, $26
Tie-Neck Shirt Dress for Women, $26

4. Spice up the middle of your week and throw in one bold outfit.

Hilary Duff in Younger TV
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This preppy meets grunge look works way better than it should! For work, pair your leather pants with a neutral top so they aren’t overpowered by other colors or patterns. If you’re feeling self-conscious about wearing leather to the office, you can wear a longer, flowing shirt.

Copy her look here:

Sweater with Lace Collar, $29.99
Sweater with  Lace Collar, $29.99
Faux Leather Pants, $34.99
Faux Leather Pants, $34.99

5. Stroll into casual Friday with an oversized sweater and chambry shirt combo.

Sutton Foster in Younger TV
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Now you’ll have another reason to look forward to Fridays. Sutton’s character Liza always knows how to strike the perfect balance between casual but classy. I love how the layers of the shirt and sweater compliment each other.

Copy her look here:

Chambray Pocket Shirt, $19.90
Chambray Pocket Shirt, $19.90
Lightweight Textured Bateau Sweater for Women, $24
Lightweight Textured Bateau Sweater for Women, $24

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Cassandra is a beauty and lifestyle writer. She spends most of her time treating herself to dinner and movie dates, pretending her life is a Marvel comic and figuring out how to keep her makeup on her face. Not necessarily in that order. Follow her on Instagram at @_cassandrarose.

12 thoughts on “5 Easy, Affordable Ways to Shake Up Your Work Outfits, Inspired by Younger

  1. Hi there, some lovely ideas for alternative dressing for a 9-5 day at the office. My favourite of course is the floral jacket and ditsy floral dress underneath. You have probably guessed from my own blog that I adore colour so hence my love of this look. I also love the idea of wrapping up in a cape for work . It makes it all the more interesting.

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  2. I never wear black to the office, but that’s only because I don’t wear black. 🙂 Years ago, I got my colors done, and she confirmed that black makes me look washed out. So brown is my black. And since then, this former shopaholic probably only does a wardrobe refresh once every two years. Thanks for the great ideas for office attire alternatives!

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  3. I’ve been really wanting to get a cape forever. They can look so cool in my opinion! Plus they’re like a blazer but wayyy easier to move around in.

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  4. A wise man once told me that how you dress is a reflection of how much you value the people you are with. It’s refreshing to see a return to smart work wear! Thanks for sharing.

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