Finding the balance between looking office appropriate and trendy can sometimes be tricky. As fun as fashion trends can be, sometimes infusing the latest runway trends into your workday can sometimes be a daunting task especially with most offices adhering to strict dress codes. With work clothes, most people cannot go too crazy with prints or colours, thanks to strict office dress codes. The way around these restrictions is to rely on textures and detailing to help your look stand out.
Here are few tips to strike the balance between professional and trendy.
Trend 1: #Stripes
Rather than go for your trusty pinstripe pants, consider investing in a tailored striped jacket. A great pinstriped jacket paired with a bright coloured separate can add some flair to your regular suit style.
Trend 2: #Polka Dots
Polka dots are considered classic prints and as such are never really out of fashion, a great way to wear this trend is to wear as a dress while keeping accessories to the minimal. Consider throwing on a blazer or a cardigan over a polka dot dress to tone it down if this is considered too loud at your work setting.
Trend 3: # Prints
While this may be off limits in some organisations, where it is allowed, consider a nicely tailored printed pant preferably in a muted colour scheme. This is a great look to spot for dress down Fridays.
Trend 4: #Peplums
Peplums are great for enhancing the female form while hiding everything you want hidden. It’s a silhouette that is very forgiving while being figure flattering and trendy.
Trend 5: #Lace
While lace might not look appropriate for work, but in the form of tops and camisoles, they can add more versatility to your work look.
Trend 6: #Pinafore Dress
This is a great way to give your wardrobe extra millage and make your looks more versatile. It’s also a great way to wear sleeveless dresses that might ordinarily not be office appropriate.