How to Dress Better for Work, According to Victoria Beckham

Victoria Beckham may have once been known for her affinity for the little Gucci dress, but these days, there’s a different look we attribute to the designer. Beckham has a knack for pulling off polished, office-ready looks that steer totally clear of ever bordering on boring. What can we say other than she’s nailed boss-lady style from head to toe. And while she heavily favors her own designs (we can’t say we blame her), there are some major lessons to learn from her go-to looks.

To prove it, we picked five looks we love and noted exactly what makes them stand out from the 9-to-5 crowd. Inspired by her polished but fashion-forward style, you’ll feel like dressing for work has never been easier. Consider these five Victoria Beckham–approved looks your new Monday-to-Friday style inspiration.

Read on to check them out and shop each ensemble inspired by the designer herself!

Don't Be Afraid of Prints or Colors

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We definitely don’t have anything against head-to-toe black; it’s simple, flattering, and makes us feel powerful. But there's something to be said for venturing into bolder looks. Bright colors and eye-catching prints make you stand out in a room of matching blazers.

On Victoria Beckham: Victoria Beckham Pleated Skirt ($1495).

Pair a Cotton Top With Polished Pants, Not Jeans

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Yes, you can pull off a tee or casual top in the office, but making it work is all about how you style it. Skip jeans and opt for trousers or culottes, and you’ll be dressed to impress.

On Victoria Beckham: Victoria Beckham top and pants.

Never Underestimate the Power of Great Basics

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Sometimes, there’s nothing that makes us feel better than going back to the classics: a white button-down and tailored pants. If you’re going for these pieces, fit is key.

On Victoria Beckham: Victoria Victoria Beckham Classic Shirt ($390), pants, and bag.

When You Want to Stand Out, Wear a Suit

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Victoria Beckham’s take on the suit works because it combines two important things: fit and styling. Her look is impeccably tailored, and while she doesn’t shy from color or print, she chooses a look that still feels professional.

On Victoria Beckham: Victoria Beckham sunglasses, coat, and pants.

Dress Up Sneakers With Tailored Trousers

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When you’re feeling like it’s a sneaker kind of day, take a cue from Victoria and keep the rest of your look ultra polished. Trousers or a sleek, sophisticated dress help balance out your cool kicks.

On Victoria Beckham: Victoria Beckham Collection sweater and pants; Adidas Superstar Sneakers ($110).