You know that saying, “Dress for the job you want, not the job you have?” Well, you’re about to make that a reality — and not by breaking the bank for a whole new wardrobe. Instead, with these nine simple DIYs, you can totally transform your everyday workwear into pieces that look so chic, your boss can’t help but notice
9. Jagged-Edge Lapel Blazer
No matter where you work or what you do, a blazer is a must in every workplace wardrobe — which is exactly why you should spice yours up to stand out in a crowd. Try this easy jagged-edge lapel DIY from Kirsten Nunez of Studs & Peals for a look that’s all work, a little play, and totally chic.
8. Tuxedo Pants
Turn your everyday trousers into a polished and wow-worthy work piece by creating your own tuxedo pants. Though black and white is fail-safe color combo, you can also show off your creativity with an out-of-the-box palette, like the burnt orange and burgundy seen on this pair from Because I’m Addicted.
Feeling bored with your classic white button down? Then give it a total turnaround with an easy-to-create embellished collar that will instantly make what’s old new again. Try gluing pearls or rhinestones to the collar, or follow in Primped and Primed’s footsteps with edgier studded detailing. Either way, your go-to blouse will take on a whole new (and improved) attitude.
6. No-Sew Scallop-Edge Lace Skirt
Add some feminine flare to any simple skirt with this delightfully simple DIY from In Honor of Design, which turns your plain pencil into something delicate and darling thanks to a little lace and a scalloped-edge hem.
The only thing that makes a cute striped dress even more adorable for the office? When you jazz it up with some oversized leather pockets, of course! Follow Court & Hudson’s simple leather pocket DIY for a next-level dress in just three easy steps.
4. Jeweled Trench Coat
Think you can’t afford that gorgeous gem-encrusted Burberry trench coat you’ve been eyeing? Well, you won’t need to save up when you give your trusty outerwear staple a good-as-designer makeover with this simple DIY from A Pair & A Spare.
3. Neon Tassel Necklace
Your co-workers will never suspect you’re wearing that little black sheath dress for the second time this week when you distract them with one killer statement necklace, like this intricate neon tassel DIY piece from Stripes & Sequins.
2. Pom Pom–Embellished Strappy Heels
Say goodbye to your basic black pumps and trade them out for a pair of ankle-strap heels — like the beauties I Spy DIY made for InStyle — that get an extra kick of personality thanks to their cutesy and chic pom pom embellishments.
1. Gold Fringe Purse
Let’s be honest: Briefcases are boring. That’s why you should take a cue from High On DIY and swap out yours for a pint-sized purse that’s majorly fierce with its fringed metal embellishments, but still office-friendly thanks to its classic color combo.