Working in an office can sometimes stifle your style, having to abide by a dress code, and rotating the same pencil skirt, cardigan and button ups can be stuffy and boring. Breathing new life into your office wardrobe doesn’t have to be expensive, and by adding a few trendy, versatile pieces you can change your look without breaking the bank. This season has a lot of fun trends to try whether it’s metallic, graphic prints or colour, and there’s always a way to make it work-appropriate (which is always the first rule). Picking a few of my favourite trends we’ll see this year, here are a few pieces to mix into your everyday work wear.
1. Pastels. Pastels are always popular for spring, and this year is no exception. A nice contrast to some of the bold prints we’re seeing, blush and warmer shades are good for olive skin tones, and those with cooler complexions are better in icy blues and soft pinks.
Blazer, Zara, $39.99
2. Pointed toe flats. This is an easy addition to your office attire and a nice break from heels. The pointed toe still elongates the leg and pairs well with this season’s tea-length skirt. Flats, Ann Taylor, $112
3. Black and white. I personally love this combo, simple and slimming but still makes an impact. Either wear this as separates (but think more silky top and wide leg pant than the standard white button-up and black pants) or as a colour-blocked piece.
Dress, JAX, $129, available at Nordstrom
4. Ladylike bag. While these never go out of style, the structured purse is getting a makeover in colours and even metallic. This is a timeless piece so splurging on this is ok!
Bag, Michael Kors, $358
By: Rachel Ingram, Ottawa
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