Style Guide: Seven Ways to Include Prints Into Your Work Wardrobe

Monday, April 22, 2013 · No Comments



It’s no secret my after work look and weekend wear is totally different from my work wardrobe.  I love color and prints, but my job is a bit conservative so I shy a way from the two.  A typical work look for me is  a neutral colored suit with a bright colored blouse. That gets boring real quick, so I’ve been looking for ways to turn things up a notch.  If you’re like me and want to add some fun pieces to your wardrobe, this post is for you! Check out seven ways to include prints and patterns into your work wardrobe.


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Black and white prints are always fun and  if  done correctly they can be work appropriate. Take this sleeveless shift dress for example, it’s perfect for the office. Add a red blazer for a pop of color. If you’re daring, add black and white striped pumps to finish the look.  The stripes and prints work, because both are in the same color family.


Wearing printed pants can be a big fashion risk. Can I pull it off? Will I look like a fool? Yes, I’ve asked myself the same questions, but in the end the risk is always worth the reward. If you’re still not sure, try printed pants with a neutral colored pattern.  These blue and cream trousers are perfect.  Add a yellow blouse and orange bag for a pop of color.  If that’s too much for you, try a black blouse and a matching bag.

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Paisley print is the safest print to try and this Etro tunic is spot on. What makes it work appropriate is the pretty pastel colors.


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I absolutely love the emerald green pant suit! Emerald green is the one of the season’s hottest colors. It also gives me another color to try with my suits.   A leopard print blouse spices the look up. Polka dot pumps will take the look to another level.  Again, if the polka dots are too much, just wear a pair of black pumps.


If you’re into bold patterns and colors, but want to try a print, floral is a safe option. This blouse is super cute and the neutral colors make it easy to rock.  The pleated skirt gives this look a vintage vibe.



Here’s another bright colored suit. Hot, right?

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This is a great look for a fun Friday in the office.

Would you dare to go this bold? Tell me which look is your favorite?

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