The WSJ had another article late last week about women wearing inappropriate clothes to work, some people blame it on Sex and the City. I'd spread the blame around a bit more, to the PR teams and magazines that published photos of all the young pop stars for the past 10 years.
Anyway, most of us know we can't look to those so called "role models" for appropriate work wear, mainly because work wear for them can consist of a nude sparkly body suit under a rip-away suit (a-la Britney Spears circa 2000)
The characters in Sex and the City are supposed to have 'more normal' jobs, but still wear alot of ridiculous things to work, I mean Carrie once wore a miniskirt that looked normal in the front but had a weird feather tail like thing on the back. not ok. it's just not.
For cute clothes for the office you must remember no cleavage, and most of the time, nothing shorter than the knee. Also crazy fashion unless you work at Vogue or some company like that, probably will only get you noticed for the clothes rather than your work.