Happy First Day of Spring! What better way to bring in spring than with this bright, jovial blouse?! I’ve always been hesitant in playing around with color in the office. Primarily due to fear of bringing to much attention to myself and distracting team members. But that all changed once I started pairing different outfits together and having fun with my looks. The key to wearing bright colors in the office is to be balanced and avoid having a bright colors dominate your look. You can still be classy, stylish, and elegant while wearing bright colors to work!
Tip 1: Decide what type of work outfit combination you’d like to wear. For instance, are dresses paired with a cardigan/blazer looks more your thing, or are you looking for something along the lines of a two-piece or three-piece set? Two Piece and three piece outfits can include Skirts, Blouses, Blazers, Pants, and trousers! Decide which type of look you would like to work with first and foremost. My go to is typically a blouse and bottoms for work, especially during this time of the year. In the warmer months, I like to wear bright colored dresses and pencil skirts.
Tip 2: Choose a few colors you want to play around with. They could range from pink, purple, green, coral, lavender, or even yellow! (would strongly advise staying away from neon colors)
Tip 3: If you’re wearing a bright colored dress such as hot pink or coral for example, ensure you have a blazer or bolero that’s a neutral hue. It should be a neutral hue that compliments well with the dress. Stores do a great job of including those complimentary pieces right next to the dresses to increase the sale and to also help the customer select a bolero to keep them warm. Don’t walk out the store without that blazer or bolero, you’re going to be freezing in the office.
Tip 4: Additionally, when pairing a blouse and a pair of pants, decide which article of clothing will be your pop of color. Take my ensemble here as a perfect example. I intentionally purchased this top for work, one because its chic, and two because I own a pair of comfy dark navy pants that would pair well with the blouse. These colors are also complimentary colors on the color wheel so I knew they would be pleasing to the eye. My blouse serves as my pop of color and my navy pants help bring the outfit together. It’s balanced, bright, and far from overbearing. You can certainly reverse the colors and have your pop of color be your pants! I would advise pairing a neutral hue with the pop of color at all times. The neutral hues are going to help balance it all out. You can use this same approach with a skirt and blouse ensemble as well.
Tip 5: Just go for it and put it together! Flex in your bright colors at work!
What are your favorite pop of colors you all like to wear at work? Leave a comment below!!