By Sue Erneta and Mandy Hendrix
We helped Nicole find a chic work outfit that she can dress down for the weekend, too. We started with a navy top and skirt: The long line of color tricks the eye and makes her look taller. Then we added a patterned fitted sweater, which shows off Nicole's slender figure. Bonus: She can mix and match all of the separates with more casual pieces. Finished off with stilettos (okay, she can trade them for kitten heels in the classroom), this look definitely makes the grade.