How to Wear Brights to the Office

May 19, 2011

I love the color blocking trend this season and would love to incorporate some crazy color pairings but unfortunately I work in a business atmosphere and cannot walk into work looking like a rainbow and expect people to take me seriously. Today I met bright colors in the middle and created a business casual look that combine's my trendy side with my work side.

I started off with my coral tank top and grabbed pieces that were in the same color family like my hot pink cardigan and orange heels. I wanted to add an extra dose of color but didn't want to overwhelm the overall outfit so I thought my yellow skinny belt was the perfect accessory.

Ann Taylor Loft cardigan

Kohl's skirt (click here to purchase)

Urban Outfitters heels

Forever 21 tank top

Target belt

Forever 21 necklace


  1. Oooh, I love it! You're like a tame version of rainbow brite and I've always loved Rainbow Brite! =) And those orange heels are absolutely gorgeous.

  2. Cute and office appropriate!

  3. love this combination! so lovely--the shoes just make the outfit all come together!

  4. I love pairing a bright, fun top w/ darker work slacks. I do this almost daily. I can't always deal with the muted colors.

  5. I love the belt under the cardi! Great idea.

  6. Looooove the work appropriate color blocking!

  7. I have to disagree and say that you CAN wear bright colors every day to work! You look great here, and this is totally office apprope!

  8. I can totally relate! Some of the biggest trends this season may be questionable in the office. I personally don't work in an environment where I can dress up at all! I don't even wear jewelry (I work with boys in a group home). So when it comes to my style at definitely doesn't reflect that I love fashion and am a blogger!
    I think this look is beautiful, and totally office appropriate. Great job!

  9. love the colors! I know exactly what you mean - I have a closet full of bright colors but when I'm at the office, I usually stick to one bright piece and keep the rest neutral (black/navy/khaki)

  10. Great look for work!
    So on trend yet totally still has it's business edge.
    Love the skinny belt too.

    Just discovered your blog and love it, some beautiful posts!

    Abigail x

  11. I think your bold colors are perfectly office appropriate with the sleek pencil skirt, and those heels are just drool-worthy.

    Chic on the Cheap

  12. you look seriously awesome! you pulled off brights perfect;y :)

  13. I love this look on you and others. I don't know if I could leave the house on with so many different colors. I guess it's because I live in Memphis where most people don't have this kind of fashion sense. Ha!


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