Rachel Zoe inspires us out of our Monday-morning blues


Rachel Zoe has built a fashion empire, which means she must be a stellar businesswoman — and can certainly dress the part, too. So who better to emulate when you hit your closet to pick out a Monday-morning work outfit?

The stylist and designer demonstrates how summer maxis can actually be appropriate for fall — and fine for a professional setting — by dressing hers up with a classic tweed blazer (try this from Anne Klein) and a structured handbag (like this $44.95 DSW find) that has room for a laptop, documents and a lip gloss. Already packed up your summer goods? Check out this black BCBG Max Azria maxi, just $95 at zappos.com.

Zoe picks sick platform boots to finish her ensemble, but if those are a bit too crazy for your workplace, simply go with basic pumps or some pretty flats. Tell us: What’s the dress code like where you work?

–Jennifer Cress