The Good Wife Work Outfit Inspo of the Week: Brighten Up Business Days With Metallic

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This season, The Good Wife’s costume designer Dan Lawson is exclusively giving InStyle tips for what to wear to work, inspired by the characters’ ensembles on the show.

On last night’s episode of The Good Wife, Alicia Florrick (Julianna Margulies) kept her cool alongside Eli Gold (Alan Cumming) in a gold-speckled dress and jacket by Akris. “This ensemble walked the line between business chic and cocktail party appropriate,” says costume designer Dan Lawson, who styled Alicia in this design. “The gold flecks heighten look without overpowering the look.”

While in this particular situation Alicia didn’t wear this to work first, Lawson says it’s just as chic for your daytime appointments. “It is very elegant and makes for an upbeat business look,” he says. “Feel free to wear neutral colors in the winter months as long as it is not bright summer white.”

Your tip: “A little metallic in a business suit transforms a look into something special, unique, and interesting,” says Lawson. Pick your metallic, like silver, gold or rose gold, based on the metal that looks good on you, he advises. “Don't overdo it though—just a little shimmer in a fabric is all you need.”

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