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Jump Start Your Monday With A Fresh Fashion Fix

Beat those Monday blues.

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Saturday was all about watching YouTube videos in bed until noon and spending all afternoon getting ready for the evening. But now, it’s the morning after. The weekend (which seemed eternal on Friday night) has disappeared faster than your Snapchats, and you’re left with a claustrophobic buffer between Sunday brunch and your 8:30am start time.
 
We know how tempting it is to wallow in end-of-weekend wistfulness or freak out over a to-do list more bloated than your stomach post-snack binge. But since calling in sick every Monday would only make Tuesday more problematic, we’ve had to cultivate a more effective strategy to make the beginning of your mornings more bearable. 

Instead of stewing in our nostalgia and stress, how about if we channeled our emotions into a fresh new looks? Instead of throwing on any old thing for a day at the office you have no choice but to endure, try dressing to the nines to set you up for a day you want to have. It may sound cliché, but trust us – it works.
 
Not quite sure how to turn a sleepless Sunday night into a fashionable Monday morning? No sweat. We’ve taken four common cases of the Monday blues and transformed them into stylish outfit ideas that’ll give you the extra boost you need – without any caffeine-induced jitters:

Everyday Glamour

If you’re nostalgic about your weekend out on the town, try adding a touch of everyday glamor to your outfit. Sometimes we just need a bit of #aboutlastnight magic to carry us through our first day back. Whether you had an audience with royalty or enjoyed an evening with your squad at a glitzy cocktail lounge, infuse that memory in your workwear by choosing practical pieces with a hint of razzle-dazzle. Look out for pieces that incorporate party-dress details like ruffles and metallic embellishments, or lush fabrics like velvet and satin in styles that are suitable for everyday wear – you don't want your colleagues thinking you came straight to work from a three-day bender. 
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Eloquii Studio Embellished Flutter Sleeve Top - $80
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ASOS Daisy Street Sweatshirt with Ruffle Trim - $35
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Eloquii Cold Shoulder Ruffle Blouse - $70
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Pixie Market Silver Satin Ruched Sleeve Top - $99
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Eloquii Printed Midi Skirt - $85
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& Other Stories Silk Dress - $145
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Zara Embroidered Tulle Top - $40
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& Other Stories Pleated Midi Skirt - $85
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Smart, but styling

 
For pre-big-meeting-with-the-boss-nerves, you’ll do best to forgo any weekend throwbacks. In fact, studies have shown that making the effort to look more formal and put-together can actually influence your performance, but uninspired formality won’t cut it: to give your mind that extra edge, dress yourself in a polished ensemble that goes one step further. A sharply cut suit with interesting detailing, a bright blazer instead of the traditional black or a simple button-down with a slight bell sleeve can give you the boost of confidence and elegance that you need on your big day. 
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Zara Textured Weave Cardigan with Frayed Detail - $100
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Pixie Market Ivory Wrap Cape Top - $89
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Pixie Market Striped Gold Button Cuff Sleeve Shirt - $102
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Zara Lace Tuxedo Jacket - $100
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Topshop Ring Midi Skirt - $145
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Eloquii Quinn Blazer - $113
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COS Printed Boxy Top - $36
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Eloquii Jaye Ruffle Hem Pant - $90
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Chic in Seconds

 
Not all of us leap out of bed the first time the alarm goes off. In fact, if you're likely to sleep straight through your alarm and then rush to pull together something chic, sharpish, why not plan ahead and treat yourself to precious extra minutes in bed? If you're also the type of person who is likely to forget to lay out an outfit a day in advance, fear not. There are ways to pull together a look that is instantly stylish without the need for extra styling. We suggest a jumpsuit – an effortlessly elegant God-send that has saved many a late-riser. If yours is in the wash, opt for something with an asymmetrical cut or strong, geometric proportions for a modern-woman statement that exudes pure class.
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ASOS Blouse with Tie-Back Detail - $46
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Eloquii Studio Cold Shoulder Halter Neckline Jumpsuit - $115
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COS Skirt with Folded Wrap Waist - $115
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Eloquii Printed Cropped Flare Pants - $80
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Anthropologie Mikal Striped Jumpsuit - $285
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Pixie Market White Ruffled Sleeve Top - $82
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ASOS Lovedrobe Check Culotte Jumpsuit - $83
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COS Asymmetric Hem Top - $40
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Daring Details

 
Monday doesn’t have to be as dramatic as preparing for a career-defining moment or falling out of bed 20 minutes before you're suppose to be there. More often then not, it just feels mind-numbingly mundane... but that doesn’t mean we should allow it to extinguish our ambition or cramp our style. Instead of showing up bored and bleary-eyed, push yourself out of your comfort zone by experimenting with high-fashion details that’ll kick your outfit – and your mood – up a notch. Depending on your style, these can range from a subtle cold shoulder to head-to-toe Schiaparelli pink – and if you’re feeling really bold, decidedly mismatched shoes à la Céline. It all comes down to approaching your style (and, by extension, the rest of your day) from a fresh, creative perspective. 
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Pixie Market One Shoulder Choker Crop Top - $72
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Zara Tropical Print Trousers with Belt - $90
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Pixie Market Navy Button Bustier Shirt - $99
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Zara High Rise Trousers with Belt - $70
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Pixie Market White Ring Hoodie Sweatshirt - $112
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Zara Double Breasted Jacket - $129
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ASOS Curve Leather Obi Waist Belt - $31
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Reformation Celestia Top Ivory - $128
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