I’m a strong believer in colors. Warm brights can cheer you up, pretty pastels make you feel flirty, and rich jewel tones transform you into a pinnacle of elegance. When it comes to dressing for work, I’m all about colors and comfort. It’s an unfortunate misunderstanding that office wear has to be neutral and one-dimensional. Erase that concept from your thoughts, because saturated hues definitely have the potential to be your Monday-Friday best friends.
When I throw on my fiery scarlet blazer from J. Crew, I know I’m going to conquer the day. I’m most comfortable in a blazer and jeans when I meet with clients, because I’m comfortably mobile while still looking put-together. J. Crew tailors this jacket perfectly, accentuating the right areas in the right places. And the notch collar is a very cute detail that makes this jacket unique. (And no lapel means less fabric, which automatically makes anyone look slimmer.)
If you’re going to take the plunge with a vibrant red/orange, canary yellow, royal blue, or fuschia, you’re going to want to keep the rest of your outfit on the minimalist side. Neutrals can be layered underneath for a clean and sophisticated complete ensemble. Yes, your leopard print top acts as a neutral paired with an outfit like this.
I’ve accessorized with statement earrings and a vintage clutch — two very “me” pieces. Remember to style yourself with hats, bags, and jewelry that make the outfit your own. It’s great to take inspiration from street style photos, bloggers, and magazines…you should be proud to put your unique stamp on all of your looks. Afterall, confidence is one the best accessories a girl can wear.