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My hard-and-fast rules about jeans in the office: Choose a dark wash in a skinny, straight-leg or trouser silhouette. Don't wash them too often—they'll get soft and fade; dry-clean instead to keep them crisp. Pair with office-appropriate accessories. When in doubt, don't wear anything to work that you would on the weekend or that you've seen your daughter in. And remember: With so much great denim to choose from, there is no excuse for mom jeans!
Top it off with...
) This blouse is nicely shaped and not too long to leave untucked. (Anne Klein, $79; Macys.com)
) The longer length gives you more coverage, and the silk trim adds a dressy touch. ($79; PickwickWeller.com)
Blazer, $495; ToryBurch.com. Blouse, Calvin Klein, $69; Macys.com. Jeans, $70; Gap.com. Clutch, $245, ClareVivier.com. Nude heels, $128, AnnTaylor.com.