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Four Work Outfits for Modern Career Women

Women far and wide will be flocking to the theaters this weekend to catch “Morning Glory,” the Harrison Ford, Diane Keaton, Rachel McAdams comedy in which the latter stars as a newbie television producer dealing with two seasoned on-air vets.

In honor of the film, we’ve culled together four outfits for fashionably-inclined working women. Whether you are cutting your teeth at a major broadcasting station (as McAdams’ plucky Becky Fuller does) or are a seasoned vet of the fashion industry (a la Rachel Zoe), here are some professional looks that would be office-appropriate.

Which career gal look do you lean toward? Find the outfit that matches your job description below.


If you tend to channel McAdams’ “Morning Glory” character on a daily basis, you may need a look that says “I mean business” even if you are young and fun. To pull off a professional facade, pair a pencil skirt with a classic button-up shirt. If you’re brave, take liberties with accessories to show your youthful side. But if you prefer to play it straight, then a simple pair of studs and a thin gold chain watch will do. Pull it all together with a Kate Spade quilted tote to lug around all those scripts.


If you’re an editor, a stylist, or even an intern at a top fashion mag, looking cool is the name of the game. Don’t be afraid to dress up some denim by selecting a slim-fitting pair of black jeans as your foundation. Add a sweet turtleneck sweater (it’s practically winter after all!) and top it with a fur (of the real or fake) variety. Oversized sunglasses and sassy black booties will provide the added edge to look like you just stepped off of a runway.


For the creative darlings who spend the days wiling away the hours in their studio – writing, painting and generally reveling in the arts, here is a comfortable and cute version of lounge wear. A slouchy pair of pants complimented by a chunky knit sweater. The laissez-faire look is perfect to go from art class to the coffee shop and the addition of patterned clogs and a funky hat will solidify your status as an impressive bohemian princess.


For the high-powered financier, an expertly tailored suit will show that pesky old boy network that you’re not only a threat in the boardroom but also the wardrobe. Peek a sleek black number that looks Savile Row-worthy and add some strategically placed accessories for some subtle style nuances. Those could come in the form of a cluster of brooches (a la Michelle Obama) or a fun animal print scarf for a dash of color.

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