How to look professional, cool and comfortable at the office

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Along with your promise for healthy eating at the start of each new year, you vow to stop being lazy in the morning and lose the jeans-and-T-shirt getup for something a bit more age-appropriate. Well this is the year you actually follow through. We’re helping you keep this resolution by rounding up some professional — yet cool — staples for the work place. Because the first step is dressing like the boss — and the next is moving into his office.

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Pile on the accessories: Chunky bracelets, cute chains and rings galore can add edge and a bit of personality to a boring corporate suit.


1. Stephan & Co. metal bangle seven-pack, $38, www.madewell.com


2. La Mer black and gold Pyramid Wrap Watch, $110, www.lamercollections.com

Swap jeans for pants: Even if you tuck in an old T-shirt with these, you’ll look presentable.


3. Jenni Kayne Pleated pants, $270, www.shopbop.com

Pantone did declare “Tangerine Tango” as the color of the year.


4. H&M orange pants, $50, www.handm.com

Dresses aren’t just for nights out: Get double duty out of your fancy numbers by dressing them down with flats or boots and a cardigan for work.


5. Zara dress with  elasticated waist, $60, www.zara.com

Step up the footwear: Rule number one about braving heels:?It’s perfectly respectable to wear flats and change at your desk. And remember — platform heels are a comfier option.


6. SHOWCASE2 Double Platforms, $124, www.topshop.com

If you’re still not convinced, at least get some interesting flats.


7. Manney Camel Spot  slippers, $60, www.topshop.com


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