And, we're looking to this polished number from Lela Rose's resort '14 collection to do just that. The combination of geometric blouse and printed trouser brings new life to boring office staples — and without coming across as too avant-garde. The tapered cut of the top is also super flattering on just about every body type, emphasizing the natural waistline for a slimming effect. The finishing touch? A striking sweep of teal eyeshadow. The lesson: Opt for subtle styling tricks like these to elevate your sartorial savvy.
HELMUT Helmut Lang Wool Blazer, $435, available at La Garçonne; Lela Rose Asymmetric Peaked-Peplum Blouse, $595, available at Neiman Marcus; Osman Checked Brocade Trousers, $280, available at Matches Fashion; Lancôme Color Shadow & Liner Palette in Mint Jolie, $49, available at Sephora; Chinese Laundry 'Side Kick' Pump, $69.95, available at Nordstrom; Blu Bijoux Silver Eternity Knot Stud Earrings, $22, available at Max & Chloe.