Dressing for work in the spring and summer can be a bit of a challenge. Since the weather is warm, it's easy to have an inappropriate situation at work. No one wants to be the girl that is called to the human resources office to have that awkward conversation about following the dress code. When it comes to spring/summer office style, the most important thing to remember is to not overdo it. You want easy breezy style. Instant outfits.
Getting dressed for work doesn't have to be boring or simple. You can incorporate trends and still be professional. Office dress codes aren't like what they used to be years ago. Today, depending on your work environment, you can really have fun with fashion at work without a trip to HR. I'm going to share with you four trends you should buy and incorporate in your wardrobe and how to wear them.
Graphic prints were a dominating trend for spring 2013. Especially in black and white. For the office, try a graphic print shirtdress or shift for a feminine modern look. The DKNY dress pictured above comes in both misses and plus sizes.
Nowadays suits are no longer just black, navy, and brown. Try a colored suit. Blake Lively looks red carpet ready in a bold, bright two-piece, but try a colored suit in a bright neutral for a polished, office-worthy look. You can break it up and wear the blazer with jeans for casual Friday or go for a printed top paired with the trousers. You are partaking in a trend and looking professional simultaneously.
Yes, floral pants can be professional without looking like you are about to garden your backyard. I actually like the way Jessica Alba wore her floral pants. The trick is to pair the pants with a solid color top and pull the look together with a sleek blazer or jacket and classic pumps. The look would be trendy yet professional.
Stripes are back in a major way. To pull this trend off, try a striped skirt. This way you can mix and match it with various colored tops and jackets. Even a striped top can jazz up a simple look.
Cap toe heels are fresh and fun. The add a little pop to any outfit. They look great peeking out under from trousers and look modern with a skirt.
Remember, getting dressed for work doesn't have to be boring take your classic pieces and pair them with these trends for a stylish perfect work wardrobe.
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