By Sue Erneta and Mandy Hendrix
We showed Mary Rae how bright colors and modern silhouettes could add major style to her wardrobe and still be completely office-appropriate. We started by trading in her masculine button-front shirt for a silk blouse in a vibrant feather print. And those tired wide-leg trousers? We replaced them with slimmer cropped pants that flatter her fit figure. Then we dumped her blah black boots for fun purple pumps. To finish it off, we added earrings that draw attention to her cute new haircut. Mary Rae's look is chic, elegant -- and anything but bland.
The earrings: Teardrop earrings look amazing with her new short cut.
The shirt: Because of the navy background, the print isn't too much.
The ring: A bold ring is another thoroughly modern touch.
The pants: The cropped shape gives classic trousers an update.
The shoes: Time-tested style + fresh color = effortless chic.