How To Revive Your Boring Work Clothes

They're hiding in your closet: simple-shaped, neutral in color, and you may not even see them lurking about. They're your "work clothes," your "interview outfits," and frankly, they're boring you to tears. But, tossing them away is not the answer.
Whether you're constantly wearing your most basic office gear — and, feeling low about it — or haven't whipped out those pinstripe pants since the day you were first interviewed, there are plenty of ways you can breathe new life into your most mundane pieces of work wear. In fact, with some clever styling tips, that old black blazer, boxy pencil skirt, or plain oxford can be completely revived into looks that will actually make you excited about getting out of bed each morning. And — bonus! — they'll make HR pretty darn happy, too. Ahead, 10 ways to transform your entire work wardrobe, starting with the things you already own.

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