Fashion Chic Summer Work Looks By InStyle Editors InStyle Editors Facebook Instagram Twitter Our editors and writers comprise decades of expertise across the beauty, fashion, lifestyle and wellness spaces in print and digital. We prioritize journalistic integrity, factual accuracy, and also having fun with every story we share. InStyle's editorial guidelines Updated on September 11, 2012 @ 02:00PM Pin Share Tweet Email Trending Videos Photo: Ramey Photo Chic Summer Work Looks 01 of 14 Chic Summer Work Looks Wireimage(2); AFF-USA; Between rising temps outside and chilly A/C inside, dressing for the office in the summer is a tricky business. Luckily, we pulled together the most inspiring celebrity looks for your 9-to-5, from soft separates to killer sheaths. Check out the got-to-have-it outfits on Zoe Saldana, Kerry Washington, Elizabeth Olsen and more! 02 of 14 Skirt and Blouse-Zoe Saldana John Shearer/WireImage Zoe Saldana paired a pretty puff-sleeve top with a Giambattista Valli print pencil skirt for a look at once feminine and sleek. White peep-toes were a summery finishing touch. 03 of 14 Skirt and Blouse-Michelle Obama Kevin Winter/NBCUniversal/Getty Images First Lady Michelle Obama demonstrated how to make metallics office-friendly, pairing a shimmering gold Michael Kors crewneck with a pastel J.Crew skirt. 04 of 14 Skirt and Blouse-Jennifer Lawrence Ray Tamarra/Getty Images A simple Joie shirt was a crisp complement to a full navy skirt from Holmes & Yang. Jennifer Lawrence gave the pairing a youthful spin with a red belt and sexy white sandals. 05 of 14 Dress-Emmy Rossum Albert Michael/startraksphoto Emmy Rossum added a pop of color-turquoise pumps-to a versatile charcoal shift from Nicole Miller. 06 of 14 Dress-Kate Bosworth Matt Baron / BEImages Rendered in classic khaki, Kate Bosworth's Mulberry shirtdress combined a buttoned-up bodice with a flirty full skirt. 07 of 14 Dress-Beyonce Ramey Photo A flawless fit made Beyonce's Victoria Beckham sheath a year-round must-have. Chunky Lanvin necklaces and playful Nicholas Kirkwood sandals gave the look a personal spin. 08 of 14 Blazer and Dress-Kate Mara startraksphoto A tailored Rachel Zoe Collection blazer made Kate Mara's Tracy Reese floral dress boardroom-ready. 09 of 14 Blazer and Dress-Elizabeth Olsen Michael Buckner/WireImage Elizabeth Olsen layered a cream Chloe jacket over a bright white dress from the brand. Nude pumps and a frame bag gave the unstructured pieces a ladylike finish. 10 of 14 Jumpsuit-Rashida Jones Alexandra Wyman/Getty Images for Rebecca Taylor Rashida Jones got dressed in one step with a Rebecca Taylor jumpsuit. She finished the look with trendy specs and a major statement necklace. 11 of 14 Shirt and Trousers-Selena Gomez Photopress / Splash News So fun! Selena Gomez dressed up her basic black skinnies and button-down shirt with a colorful necklace and pink pumps. 12 of 14 Shirt and Trousers-January Jones Ivan Nikolov/Wenn Here's how you do work-day denim! January Jones topped her cropped jeans with a studded Isabel Marant tunic. A structured top-handle bag and pointy-toe pumps were sophisticated add-ons. 13 of 14 Chic Suit-Kerry Washington Benkey / AFF-USA Kerry Washington brought a peplum suit into the 21st century with a flawlessly fitted Cushnie et Ochs two-piece. 14 of 14 Chic Suit-Olivia Palermo Ramey Photo Olivia Palermo put together her own pantsuit, pairing a Giorgio Armani blazer with floral trousers from Topshop.