1. Add textures to a monochromatic outfit.
Jennifer aces the all-white look by pairing her wide-legged pants with a lace blouse.
The addition of gold buttons help to ground the look as well, so it doesn’t read as being too flirty. Switch out her gold clutch for a structured bag and you’re ready for the office!
2. Try an asymmetric neckline.
Instead of the usual scoop-neck dress that you’re prone to wearing, try an asymmetric neckline or a one-shoulder dress.
Find one in a fitted shape or a wool fabric to make it more work-appropriate.
3. Play with gender-neutral pieces for an unexpected twist.
Instead of playing it all ladylike for the office, try raiding your hubby’s closet for cool options that you can wear.
We love how she pairs a navy cashmere sweater with a pair of plaid pants. Granted, a fur scarf is so unnecessary in our weather, but the addition of nude heels and a tote bag makes this a great way to stay comfy in the office.
4. Work a two-pattern look by using matching colours.
Clashing patterns can create a look that feels rich and textured, but if you don’t do it well, you’ll end up looking messy.
Instead, take a page from Jennifer’s look here and limit the colours in your ensemble to no more than three. Having patterns that match in colour palettes also help to tie them together.
5. Wear a metallic shirt for evening.
Dresses are a default for most women who want to look glam after dark, but if you’re not the type to zip up into a frilly cocktail dress, try a shirt-and-skirt combo, like how Jennifer does here.
The addition of her rose gold top and a well-placed cocktail ring helps to add more glitz to the overall look, so you don’t look out of place when you’re hobnobbing.
6. Confident colour will help you stand out.
In a sea of boring black dresses, sometimes the easiest way to stand out is to wear a bold hue.
Ms. Lopez proves this point by donning a diaphanous dress in an eye-catching canary yellow colour. Accessorizing sparingly, she lets a statement necklace anchor the look, and keeps her mien looking gorgeous with a bold lip colour.
7. Sometimes, a little drama pays off.
Ever the showstopping diva, Jennifer certainly caught people’s attention when she wore a floaty blue dress to the Met Gala, which proved to be a smart choice, given that this is the one event that celebrities flash out on the riskiest fashion choices that may or may not pay off.
Luckily for her, it did. Channel her Diana Ross-vibes by picking a frock in an A-line shape, and pile on the jewellery.
8. Keep it casual when you hang with the girls.
Whoever said that a pair of joggers or a tank top couldn’t work for a party has obviously never seen J.Lo rock both of it in the same look.
The next time you’re headed out for some BFF time with the girls, hang loose by wearing a loose-fitting tank top with a pair of track pants. To glam it up, choose a complimentary pair of high heels and some costume jewellery.
9. Wear a Canadian tuxedo from time to time.
Even when she’s out to pick the kids up from school, Jennifer is never caught looking sloppy in yogawear.
Similarly, take a cue from her style and pair a denim shirt with some skinny jeans. Rather than totter around on high heels (we know they’re not appropriate for chasing your restless tot around), go for a pair of white sneakers and you’ll be the style envy of every mom at the school gate.
10. A printed dress will afford you plenty of wear.
Is she going to the office to run a meeting, or is she out to meet her family for high tea? You can’t tell, and that’s the whole point.
A high neck dress, like this Gucci number on Jennifer, will be suitable for a whole list of events. Whether you’re headed into a work conference or out to have some fun, it’s effortless and can be dressed up or down.