5 Celebrity-Inspired Work Outfits That'll Reverse Your Monday Blues

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Can we agree there's nothing worse in the morning than blankly staring at the closet, trying to figure out what to wear for work? 

To provide some inspiration for compiling a 9-to-5 look, we're turning to stylish celebs who flawlessly look put-together without being boring.

Give your exhausted button-down and black slacks a rest and try the following outfit formulas inspired by Victoria Beckham, Regina King, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and more, from a cooler take on the pantsuit to a colorful skirt that'll elevate your go-to sweater instantly. 

Start the week off strong and shop our selects to amp up your lady-boss look. 

Emily Blunt

We can always count on the British beauty for a wearable, polished look. A monochrome outfit never fails to look chic, and we love the olive green outfit topped off with a timeless camel coat. A red bag adds a punch of color to a neutral palette.  

Emily Blunt in camel coat and olive green outfit
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Uniqlo olive green sweater

Uniqlo Cashmere Crew Neck Sweater $80, Sale $50

Express olive green pant

Express High Waisted Modern Rib Wide Leg Pant $60

Mango camel coat

Mango Lapels Wool Coat $230

Botkier red crossbody bag

Botkier Cobble Hill Crossbody in Poppy $198

Nine West nude pump
Nine West

Nine West Meji Strappy Pumps $79

Victoria Beckham

When it comes to pantsuits, Posh Spice is the queen, but don't expect to catch her in the typical corporate set. Opt for an oversized silhouette and wide-leg, floor-grazing trousers like the fashion designer for a cooler, relaxed result that doesn't sacrifice professionalism. A ruffle-neck blouse lends a touch of romance to the borrowed-from-the-boys vibe. 

Victoria Beckham in gray suit
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& other stories gray suit
& Other Stories

& Other Stories Hourglass Herringbone Blazer $219, Duo D-Ring Herringbone Pants $129

H&M ruffle neck blouse

H&M Silk Blouse with Smocking $129

Kate Spade patent leather pump

Kate Spade New York Simone Pointed-Toe Ankle-Strap Leather Pumps $178

Yara Shahidi 

The Grown-ish star consistently convinces us to introduce more color to our daily outfits with her bright, youthful style. Can't commit to head-to-toe color, but still want to wear a vibrant shade? Team a dark sweater with a multicolored, striped skirt accessorized with neon hoop earrings and a trendy white daytime heel. 

Yara Shahidi in colorful skirt
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Zara navy sweater

Zara Basic Sweater with Buttons $30

Eloquii multicolored striped midi skirt

Eloquii Midi Skirt with Ruched Slit $75

Alison Lou orange jelly hoops
Alison Lou

Alison Lou Neon Medium Jelly Hoops $145

Everlane white day heel

Everlane The Day Heel $160

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley 

Who says you can't have fun with office attire? For those who aren't afraid of color, we dare you to try this eye-catching look from the supermodel. A fashion-forward take on the coordinating set, the blonde dressed up a T-shirt with a blazer and front-slit pant in two varying shades of red and ankle-strap heels. It's bold but still elevated for you to run a meeting in. 

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley in red suit
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Topshop red blazer

Topshop Slouch Suit Blazer $90, Sale $24

NA-KD red front split pant

NA-KD Front Slit Pants $48

Aldo black ankle-strap heel

Aldo Fiollaw $90

Regina King

We mean it when we say this is the easiest work outfit formula: a turtleneck worn under a dress. The layering step provides coverage and makes a sleeveless frock more appropriate for the office. The If Beale Street Could Talk actress styled it with boots, a more comfortable alternative to heels. 

Regina King in turtleneck and dress
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Splendid black turtleneck

Splendid 1x1 Slim Turtleneck $58

Paloma Wool corduroy dress
Need Supply

Paloma Wool Havana Corduroy Dress $179

Vagabond leather boots
Urban Outfitters

Vagabond Shoemakers Olivia Leather Boot $160

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