It can be all too easy to fall into a rut with what you wear to the office: You want something that you can put on in the morning and know you'll look fine from your a.m. meeting to lunch in a chic restaurant and after work drinks with the girls. So when you put together a few chic outfits, it's easy to recycle them because you know that they work. Help your personal style and your work wear style mesh with these fashion tips. General workplace fashion tips Learning the rules of workplace style will help teach you where and when you should break them. In most workplaces, business style or business casual rules the roost. This brings certain expectations regarding silhouettes, cut and color. If you work in a more creative office, rules might be more relaxed and you may be able to show up in graphic tees and leggings (both of which would be major no's in a business casual environment). Rules that cannot be broken, for example, include showing cleavage, wearing super short skirts and letting your bra hang out. You'll have more leeway with rules like footwear (so long as you keep office appropriate shoes at work), sheer fabric (if you're covered underneath, you're good) and accessories (where you're free to have fun, mostly). If you're not sure what fashion rules fly in your workplace, dress fairly conservatively and watch other professional women for clues on what is and is'nt office appropriate. Incorporating trends into work wear This can be a bit tricky, as appearing too trendy can make your colleagues take you less seriously than they otherwise would. Showcase your style confidence by wearing trends: As a statement color - A pop of radiant orchid in your shoes or necklace shows you're trend savvy without going overboard. As an accessory - Small doses of a trend -- say, a fitness inspired handbag instead of Lululemon as work pants -- demonstrate that you can be hip and work appropriate. Knowing when to draw the line - Midriff tops may be in, but they don't belong at work. Edit yourself before you leave for work and ensure all outfits are office appropriate These fashion tips should help you to feel confident in your workplace style while still retaining your fun spirit. Have you ever made a style mistake at the office? What was it?