No matter how much you love your job, one thing's for sure: Dressing for a 9 to 5 gig can occasionally be more tedious than work itself. Yes, we all want to look polished and professional, but we also don't want to conform to the stereotypical trap of neutral "work clothes" (i.e., boring dress pants, ill-fitting button downs, sensible shoes.)

Luckily, summer is the perfect time to get inventive with your work attire, while still adhering to the dress code your office environment requires. Whether it's sprucing up a blazer and white shirt with a pair of saturated cropped trousers, or topping off a basic look with a bright leather bag, there are ways to make a colorful impact.

Click through the gallery for some pointers on what's worth buying to add color to your summer work wardrobe!

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