Office Chic: 3 Colorful Ways To Update Your Work Wardrobe

Just because it’s  dreary outside, doesn’t mean you have to be. The easiest way to freshen up your style and your mood during the winter is to inject a little color into your classic work wardrobe. Here are three great looks that are bright, businesslike and beautiful.

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This is a great example of what to wear in the office to look modern and chic.

 

Professional Office Dress with a Pop of Pink

Gray is the perfect color for work especially in traditional offices, but it can get a little dull sometimes. So why not let your feminine side shine in a bold jacket that lets everyone know that you’re the boss lady! Tailored pants, and an ivory silk top worn with black accessories keep the look professional and not girly.

 

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This is one of the newest office dresses for women from JCrew.

 

Dress up Your Image at Work  

If you are looking for a dress that’s pretty but practical this dress is it. It looks as great at the office as it does worn out for dinner after work. Plus it has gentle A-line shape that is flattering on most figure types. Throw on a cardigan, a structured bag and some suede heels and you have a polished outfit.

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Women’s office wear doesn’t have to be dull. A perky yellow jacket livens up this classic look.

 

Classic Office Wear for Women With A Modern Twist

Here’s a jacket that can’t help but make you feel happy. This sunny yellow blazer perks up this tweed pencil skirt and communicates warmth and friendliness. This is a great outfit if you are in sales or meeting the public. Magnetic!

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The Boyfriend Jacket – Spring Update

There’s a good reason the boyfriend jacket has stuck around as long as it has. It’s hard to find clothes that are casual and comfy, but at the same time chic. The boyfriend blazer fits the bill.

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Exciting new colors for spring 2015!

If  you’ve never been totally clear on what a boyfriend jacket is, it’s simple. Remember the days when your chivalrous date would lend you his jacket on a chilly evening? That’s the idea behind this style of this jacket.

It’s slightly oversized, soft and slouchy, but not baggy, and it has a relaxed look and feel. Think of it as a casual alternative to a fitted jacket.

A Boyfriend blazer is a fantastic wardrobe staple because it:

  • gives your 40+ figure, which is getting rounder with age, some gentle structure
  • is soft
  • is comfy
  • is roomy
  • can be worn with pretty much anything, anytime anywhere
  • is lightweight
  • easy to travel in

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