Style Guide: Seven Ways to Include Prints Into Your Work Wardrobe

Monday, April 22, 2013 · No Comments

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Sweeties,

It’s no secret my after work look and weekend wear is totally different from my work wardrobe.  I love color and prints, but my job is a bit conservative so I shy a way from the two.  A typical work look for me is  a neutral colored suit with a bright colored blouse. That gets boring real quick, so I’ve been looking for ways to turn things up a notch.  If you’re like me and want to add some fun pieces to your wardrobe, this post is for you! Check out seven ways to include prints and patterns into your work wardrobe.

 

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Black and white prints are always fun and  if  done correctly they can be work appropriate. Take this sleeveless shift dress for example, it’s perfect for the office. Add a red blazer for a pop of color. If you’re daring, add black and white striped pumps to finish the look.  The stripes and prints work, because both are in the same color family.

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Wearing printed pants can be a big fashion risk. Can I pull it off? Will I look like a fool? Yes, I’ve asked myself the same questions, but in the end the risk is always worth the reward. If you’re still not sure, try printed pants with a neutral colored pattern.  These blue and cream trousers are perfect.  Add a yellow blouse and orange bag for a pop of color.  If that’s too much for you, try a black blouse and a matching bag.

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Paisley print is the safest print to try and this Etro tunic is spot on. What makes it work appropriate is the pretty pastel colors.

 

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I absolutely love the emerald green pant suit! Emerald green is the one of the season’s hottest colors. It also gives me another color to try with my suits.   A leopard print blouse spices the look up. Polka dot pumps will take the look to another level.  Again, if the polka dots are too much, just wear a pair of black pumps.

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If you’re into bold patterns and colors, but want to try a print, floral is a safe option. This blouse is super cute and the neutral colors make it easy to rock.  The pleated skirt gives this look a vintage vibe.

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Here’s another bright colored suit. Hot, right?

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This is a great look for a fun Friday in the office.

Would you dare to go this bold? Tell me which look is your favorite?

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