Let’s be honest, our 9-5’s can get pretty boring and so can our work wardrobes! As we head into the warmer months, shake up your office style by adding fun prints, feminine touches and eclectic choices! Sound like too much for your workplace environment? Don’t worry; we put our resident stylist Meaghan O’Connor to work and had her select some stylish, sophisticated and classic looks to remix your 9-5 style this summer!
THE TANK DRESS
Investing in a well-made, simple, tank dress is the best thing you can do for your spring/summer wardrobe. Think of it as a blank canvas, a perfect building block to a stylish look. A tank dress pairs well with, well just about everything, and is versatile enough to work for the office and for your weekend life.
Add a bit of ladylike edge by pairing your tank dress w/ on-trend neutral based updates like an army green moto jacket and Valentino rock stud pumps. Finish the look off w/ a pop of color in your handbag (or lipstick!) and you’re good to go!
THE PRINTED PANT
It seems like a difficult piece to own and wear, but honestly the printed pant is much more versatile than you’d think. Once you consider it a wardrobe basic, it becomes much easier to style it for your everyday 9-5. Just make sure the pant is the only statement piece you’re wearing and keep everything else streamlined and simple.
Adding classic pieces like a crisp white oxford and simple accessories in the same color palette to a printed pant is the easiest way to keep the look clean, sophisticated and polished. The pants shouldn’t compete with other pieces in your look- make them stand out and let them have their moment. Need another great option? A denim chambray shirt is always a great alternative to a white button down.
Oh yes, culottes are back!!! Yes, we know this seems like one of those trends that we almost immediately know won’t last more than one season but that aside, we love the culotte trend and are all for giving it a sophisticated twist. Comfortable, surprisingly flattering and versatile – the culotte can be office appropriate if styled correctly. Pair with crisp, tailored pieces and a great statement shoe for a ‘wow’ look that will have your coworkers buzzing.
Style culottes as you would a normal pair of trousers. Though a polished piece, there is an opportunity to have fun with styling because the culotte is fresh, on-trend and fun! Think outside the box and wear it with a great statement shoe. Going casual? A graphic tee and some slip on sneakers are just as chic!