By Dana Avidan Cohn
Oct 17, 2014 @ 3:45 pm

In this weekly feature, InStyle’s Senior Market Editor/Digital Correspondent Dana Avidan-Cohn shares tips and tricks on how to tackle the latest trends. Look for it on What’s Right Now every Friday and be sure to try out the trend yourself and tweet your look using #HowToWearIt.

Gone are the days of designating separate places in your closet for workwear and street wear. These days, the lines are blurring more and more between what we wear to work and what we wear when we're off duty. Why? Because savvy shoppers want more mileage out of their purchases. By finding well-tailored pieces in basic colors and interesting textures, you can build a foundation for a chic wardrobe that will work seven days a week.

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Menswear works perfectly for the office because of its structure and clean lines; by simply swapping a heel for an oxford or sneaker or your work tote for an envelope clutch or mini cross body, you can completely alter the feeling of separates. Here are some of my favorite off-duty essentials.

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Recreate Kerr's look: Kate Spade Saturday sunglasses, $50,; & Other Stores shoulder bag, $195,; Zara coat, $149,; Rag & Bone hat, $195,; Kule sweater, $285,; J. Crew Collection pants, $625,

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Other pieces we love: Zara top, $100,; Jennifer Zeuner earrings, $286,; By Malene Birger scarf, $128,; Vans slip-ons, $60,; Time's Arrow crossbody bag, $495,

Plus, follow Dana on Twitter (@InStyleDana) for more expert fashion advice and tweet at her anytime using #AskDana for a instant style advice!

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