Today was a perfect example of how to make an appropriate work outfit. I wore a similar outfit on a Friday to work a few weeks back, check out that look (and details of the look) here.
The big difference today was the bottom half of my outfit. Instead of wearing skinny jeans, I chose a pair of navy, Pixie, dress pants from Old Navy. I kept the accessories pretty much the same. Cognac accent pieces (shoes, purse, belt), simple necklace, and a pair of diamond studs.