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Out-glam everyone with these Casual Friday work outfits

Elizabeth Mitchell is a freelance fashion and beauty writer living in Los Angeles. A graduate of New York University, she regularly contributes to The Fashion Spot, The Luxury Spot and authors the Star Style column for StyleBakery Teen. ...

Fashion Fridays at the office

Take advantage of the one day a week you get to dress down without looking like a total slob in front of your boss. After all, you’ve still got promotions to land, right? Ugh; TGIF!

You don’t have to show up in a pantsuit and pumps to look professional at work. Instead, do Casual Fridays the right way in a comfy, chic ensemble that will take you straight from the office to happy hour, no problem. These skinny black vegan leather pants are perfect paired with an embellished cotton T-shirt — and metallic wedge sandals, of course. Throw on a white cropped moto jacket over the top, add some elegant rose gold bangles and you’re way ahead of the curve.

Friday Work Outfit

Alexander McQueen Embellished Cotton T-shirt (Net-a-porter.com, $338); American Apparel Vegan Leather Pant (Americanapparel.net, $148); 2b bebe Stephanie Moto Jacket (2bbebe.com, $37); GUESS Laure Wedge Resort Sandals (Guess.com, $49); Evade Gold Detail Handbag (Missguidedus.com, $45); Fossil Olive Three-Hand Stainless Steel Watch and Jewelry Set (Fossil.com, $145)

Who says Casual Fridays have to be boring? Spice up your go-to fancy floral maxi skirt with an edgy striped graphic tee and some bad-to-the-bone booties for a bossy look that’s sure to get you a ton of compliments from co-workers. Pull together the entire outfit with a sophisticated tuxedo blazer and a pretty printed scarf, and you’ll be well on your way to best-dressed employee at the office.

Friday Work Outfit

Each Other Striped Cotton Cropped T-Shirt (Stylebop.com, $122); Alice + Olivia Louie Printed Long Skirt (Aliceandolivia.com, $348); Mango Cropped Tuxedo Blazer (Mango.com, $100); Urban Originals Lennox Stud-Trim Tote Bag (Cusp.com, $90); David and Young Pastel Stripe Oblong Scarf (Shopdavidandyoung.com, $24); ASOS East Side Leather Ankle Boots (Asos.com, $124)

Take a walk on the wild side and dress for success in the coziest little black T-shirt dress ever styled, with some sassy leopard print pumps that you can also wear to the bar. A glam statement necklace and classy leather-look jacket give this outfit the air of elegance it needs to work for the office. Um, can we say smart?

Friday work outfit

Alexander Wang Classic Jersey T-Shirt Dress (Mytheresa.com, $127); River Island Beige Embossed Leather-Look Jacket (Riverisland.com, $120); Gold Amethyst and Agate Three Strand Bib Necklace (Maxandchloe.com, $170); Moda Luxe Satchel Handbag (Target.com, $40); Fergie Maiden Quatro Leopard Heels (Heels.com, $95)

Dark denim is always a do on Casual Fridays, so grab your favorite pair of skinny jeans and dress them up with an on-trend, feminine floral peplum top with a pretty pastel blazer draped on top. Got a lunch meeting with a client? No worries. Book it across town in no time flat in these adorable d’orsay flats that are comfy, yet classy. A simple oversized leather tote will keep your laptop, iPad, notebook, makeup and so much more safe.

Friday work outfit

Hudson Jeans Collin Skinny (HudsonJeans.com, $189); Alice + Olivia Rosie Sequined Organza Top (Theoutnet.com, $193); Zara Blazer With Zips (Zara.com, $139); Melissa Cutting D'Orsay Flats (Shopbop.com, $110); Aqua Square Stone Stacking Ring Set (Accessorize.com, $16); Anna Sui Limited Lipstick in Creamy Coral Pink (Beauty.com, $30); American Apparel Sturdy Leather Tote (Americanapparel.net, $170)

Dare to wear shorts to work this summer. And no, we’re not talking about the Daisy Duke cutoff kind. Yours should hit at the knee or right above it, like these, and be every bit as professional as pants (or, you know, close enough). A basic tee accessorized with a stunning crystal statement necklace finishes off the look fabulously.

Friday Work Outfit

J.Crew Collection Eaton Boy Short (Jcrew.com, $160); Rag & Bone Boyfriend Tee (Rag-bone.com, $95); Mango Round Neck Essential Cardigan (Mango.com, $35); Rupert Sanderson Joan Cage Front Leather Sandals (Modaoperandi.com, $305); Lavender Mint Crystal Statement Necklace (Perfectdetails.com, $225); Rebecca Minkoff Mini M.A.C. (Rebeccaminkoff.com, $195)

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