Let's not skirt around the issue: suiting up for your nine to five isn't traditionally a stimulating exercise in style. You've got your blazer, your trouser pant, your crisp button-front, and a pair of pumps — not much to it. But we think, with jazzed-up accents in all the right places, your office dressing routine will get the punch-up it needs. To jump-start the work wardrobe styling revamp, we've scouted celebrities rocking menswear-inspired ensembles that fit the office environment bill. Alexa Chung sported a cool checked Stella McCartney suit, complete with metallic jacquard pant leg hem, Olivia Palermo opted for a classically pulled-together look with opulent add-ons, and Jessica Alba played up her feminine side in a two-tone Jenni Kayne set. Click through for five ways to inject your office attire with a breath of fresh air now. Of course, if you work in a really conservative work environment (like a law office), it may not be OK to take some creative liberties with the suit, but you can always add some color with a silk scarf tied around your neck, or a bright blouse!
Anna Dello Russo and Janelle Monae went with a menswear-inspired outfit for their Met Gala appearances. Janelle wore Chanel and accessorized with a top hat and veil, while Anna wore embroidered McQueen and accessorized with an egg on her head and a face veil. Both are original outfits, but who wins your most dapper vote?