Fashion How to Wear Spring Trends at Work 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 February 26, 2013 @ 03:46PM Pin Share Tweet Email Trending Videos Photo: Charlie Luciano/startraksphoto.com How to Wear Spring Trends at Work 01 of 10 How To Wear Spring 2013 Trends at Work Charlie Luciano/startraksphoto.com, Amanda Schwab/Startraksphoto.com We all want to look fashionable 24 hours a day, but adding a dose of style between 9 and 5 can be a challenge. Try our work-appropriate tips to incorporate spring's trends into your office looks (without getting a call from HR.) 02 of 10 A Pattern Sheath Michael Simon/startraksphoto.com The Look: In the office or not, a well-fitting sheath is a wardrobe essential.The Key: Two elements make this outfit double flattering: Vertical print panels give a slimming effect, while a wide belt gives an hourglass effect. 03 of 10 Modern Suiting and a Graphic Tee Joe Scarnici/Getty Images The Look: A jacket and blazer never looked so...chic.The Key: A cropped trouser cut and emblazoned T-shirt give the traditional suit a whole new spin. 04 of 10 Mixed Prints Ray Tamarra/Getty Images The Look: Print-on-print can work from 9 to 5 if it's in a more conservative silhouette.The Key: Go for an outfit that's busy in pattern but not in color. A uniform white or neutral background grounds multiple prints and gives them a cohesiveness. 05 of 10 A Midiskirt Jason Merritt/WireImage The Look: A full skirt goes pro with the right pairings.The Key: The mid-calf length is ideal for more conservative settings; add a slim blouse or blazer to balance out the volume down below. 06 of 10 Layered Neutrals JUSTIN CAMPBELL/startraksphoto.com The Look: A family of neutral knits is an excellent alternative to a traditional suit.The Key: Play with varying lengths, but cinch those drapey fabrics with a belt! 07 of 10 Black and White Mark Von Holden/Getty Images The Look: Tried-and-true monochromatic always works, but a little detail offers a twist on the classic.The Key: Add something: a brooch, a statement necklace, an accent detail on the shirt, to elevate the classic pairing. 08 of 10 White on White GUILLAUME HORCAJUELO/EPA The Look: Head-to-toe white works for the beach and the office when armed with the right fit.The Key: Keep the pieces polished, tailored, and crisp (anything too flowing will take on a Hamptons aesthetic), and either tuck or belt to keep fabric in line. 09 of 10 Peplum Amanda Schwab/Startraksphoto.com The Look: If there was ever a trend that worked for office, this flattering cut is it.The Key: Look for a more subtle cut (anything too dramatic might be too fashion-forward for day), and add a slim skirt for a boardroom-ready pairing. 10 of 10 Leather Charlie Luciano/startraksphoto.com The Look: The edgy material can make an appearance on the office floor when paired with the right pieces.The Key: The clean lines of a bright button-down add just the right amount of polish to a full or pencil skirt.