How To Be Trendy At Work

From On September 15, 2010

As fall fashion creeps its way back into stores many of us are starting to transition our wardrobes to prepare for the change of seasons. This includes everything we wear to work. It’s been a while since I’ve had my friend Laurie on the blog, but here she is! This time I photographed her in trends that are great for the workplace. Everything she is wearing is BCBG Max Azria styled with a classic pair of black peep-toe pumps by Nine West.

This short-sleeved jacket is amazing! Just light enough for cool summer nights and straight into fall. Sorry you can’t see the dress that well, but it’s the perfect length! Ladies, this is important! The dress stops just above the knee which is appropriate for work and it does not pass the hemline of the jacket. It also has a 3/4 length sleeve which is nice for the office once the jacket is removed. Pair with a black, gray or camel-colored (the colors in the dress) satchel and you’re ready to go!

This second look is a great example of mixing prints that is subtle enough for the office. I added a thumbnail of a close-up in hopes that everyone can see exactly what she has on. The button-up is white with black pinstripes and the pencil skirt is some kind of black and white dotted/checkered looking print. Now the skirt originally had a black waistband, but I added a waist belt for fun. The buttons stop at the top of her bust, leaving the neckline open just enough without revealing too much. Pair this look with a tote or hobo style handbag in a bright shade for a pop of color.

This has to be my favorite look. The solid black with a touch of leopard print is perfection! Laurie is wearing a black top with a black bandage skirt. The waist belt is ridiculous with its gold detailing. Great combination. The key to pulling off an animal print is not to over-do it and it’s usually best to wear it with solid colors. This look would look great with a black duffle style handbag. Keep it neat and simple when wearing animal prints.

Each of these looks can be worn now. As the weather gets cooler just simply add a pair of tights or nude stockings and you’re ready (and on trend) for work!

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