These 10 A-Listers Have the Workwear Wardrobe of Our Dreams

A four-day weekend can do wonders for gaining some clarity about your closet, and this undoubtedly includes thinking about what you wear day in, day out at work. 

Regardless of whether you work in a heels-24/7 kind of office or the kind of relaxed office where sneakers are a legitimate choice, we can all quickly become tired of our working wardrobe. 

We're told to dress for the job we want, not the job we have. So if we can't dress like a dolphin trainer (fantasy job number one) or a professional ice cream taster (fantasy job number two), we want to dress like we're Victoria Beckham skipping into VB HQ or Olivia Palermo in her mobile office on the front row.

If you're looking to give your smart wardrobe a spring refresh, these 10 celebrities lead the way. See their looks and shop the key pieces to get your rails looking shipshape…

#1: Victoria Beckham

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Style Notes: Victoria Beckham is the ultimate workwear pin-up thanks to her dreamy dress and coat collections. But the jumper, trousers and trainers combo she wore throughout NYFW in February in different guises is also changing how we see workwear.

#2: Jessica Alba

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Style Notes: Jessica Alba shows that culottes can look ladylike if you wear them in the right way: A sweet, statement collared blouse, cropped cardigan or jacket and polished accessories will do the trick.

#3: Sienna Miller

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Style Notes: Sienna layered a Céline navy jumpsuit over a Céline navy leather top, which makes us think that both leather and layers of navy can be entirely apropos to a smart day in the office. 

#4: Alicia Vikander

Style Notes: To any lawyers/accountants/bankers out there, make like Alicia Vikander at the Louis Vuitton show and find a modern ruffled blouse. A luxe black bag always goes a long way too.

#5: Claire Danes

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Style Notes: For a desk-to-dinner look, wear a leather jacket over a smart boucle dress like Claire Danes in Victoria Beckham.

 

#6: Kendall Jenner

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Style Notes: In 2015 we met the head-to-toe greyscale look that became a regular thing. It's still going strong for this year because a.) it's seriously chic, and b.) way more interesting than a black uniform.

#7: Amal Clooney

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Style Notes: Human rights lawyer Amal Clooney always looks classic and professional without veering into the usual polyester pinstripe territory. A bright colour and big handbag are always on call.

#8: Alexa Chung

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Style Notes: If your air con is a temperamental beast, then make like Alexa (and many Oxbridge alumni) and tie a knit around your shoulders. 

#9: Karlie Kloss

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Style Notes: For a laid-back spin on the traditional skirt suit, pair yours (ideally by Chanel, of course) with a white T-shirt and flats like Karlie Kloss.

#10: Olivia Palermo

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Style Notes: The key to wearing jeans to work is keeping everything else looking glossy. Olivia Palermo does it many ways: The blow-dry, commitment to perfect tailoring, soft blouses and designer accessories are just some of her tricks.