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Ask Anne: Cracking the New-Job Dress Code?

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Anne Keane, formerly the fashion director at Lucky magazine, is our newest goop contributing editor. You can send questions on everything from how to mix prints to how to up your earring game to [email protected]

Dear Anne, I’m starting a new job, and while I wouldn’t call it corporate, I’ll be working in an office environment. I need some new clothes even though I already have a lot of basics. What should I buy to round it all out? –Jane T.

Dear Jane, I love this question. (I’m the nerd that sends my sister daily links to things she should buy for her work wardrobe.) Adding excitement while remaining office-appropriate is a delicate art. My advice: Go for a tiny bit of pattern—a cool stripe, some color blocking, or a bit of camouflage will do the trick. I promise you’ll get more mileage out of a good print than you thought possible. Here are three outfitting options to take your nine-to-five to the next level:

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