The ball gown is elegant, but is it workwear appropriate? Unless you’re Rapunzel and you freelance out of your corner office in a tower, that floor-length sheath isn’t going to cut it. Tuxedos, a guy’s go-to for red-carpet dressing, are surprisingly “in” for the office and can be styled down in a snap—Julia Roberts just rocked the trend for the premiere of August: Osage County, so you know it’s admired.

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Vanessa Hudgens‘ cropped tux jacket paired with high-waisted skinnies is sublime. We caught up with Jen Lee, a co-founder of WorkShop and got the details on how to recreate this gorgeous look at home—yes, for way less cash. Check it out!


“Vanessa Hudgens always serves up killer style that’s a little tough but still feminine. Finding a budget-friendly tuxedo blazer is the key to getting this look at a price that won’t break the bank. Once you’ve found your core piece, just add a super soft basic tee, a figure flattering tapered ankle pant, then layer on the accessories for cool girl style. I adore Baublebar because they have such a vast selection of jewelry that you can find the perfect finishing touches to suit any mood or style,” says Jen

Shop the Look: 

Frankie Tuxedo Blazer, $68 

Gallery V-Neck Tee, $38

Jerri Ankle Pant, $88

Cleo Pendant, $38 

Crystal Parallel Ring, $28 

Cross Body Bag, $32

Azra Ankle Strap Pump, $39

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