Study Shows Women Dress Sloppier as Work Week Goes On—Are You Guilty?

It’s Friday, and you just can’t be bothered to put on heels, much less a neatly pressed suit. Sound familiar? You’re likely well aware of the workweek outfit decline, but a recent study actually confirms our post-hump day outfit apathy. So what’s a girl to do? Rely on smart outfit shortcuts to look just as presentable on Friday as she does on Monday.

Scroll down for our tips to craft office looks that only look like they took a lot of effort.

1. Wear a matching suit.

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Vanessa Jackman

Coordinating items take the legwork out of putting together an outfit.

2. If you opt for flats, make the rest of your outfit polished.

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Vanessa Jackman

We get it: By Friday your feet can’t take another day in heels. Just wear your flats with the foolproof combination of a silky blouse and trousers.

3. Wear a dress that looks like separates.

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Stockholm Street Style

It’s the easiest way to appear like you put more effort into your outfit.

4. Pick a single colour and stick to it.

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A Love Is Blind

When limited to one hue, it’s easier to put together an outfit after a long week.

5. Belt a blazer to add interest to your look.

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Athens Street Style

Adding a belt is the easiest way to breathe new life into your everyday blazer.

6. Punch up basics with a printed top.

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Lee Oliveira

May we suggest an animal print to jazz up your look?

7. Tuck in your shirt and don’t forget the accessories.

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Stockholm Street Style

Tucking in your blouse is the fastest way to look pulled together. Plus a killer belt and bag can only help your cause.

Saint Laurent Skinny Belt ($361)

Do you find yourself putting in less effort in the wardrobe department as the work week goes on? We certainly do! Let us know know in the comments below!