How To: Wear the Color of the Year

I love fashion and following trends and USED to think I had to leave all my trendy looks for weekend dressing. Luckily, I’ve learned how to incorporate touches of seasonal trends into my everyday conservative work wardrobe! I recently wrote about incorporating the Tangerine Tango color of the year (Pantone 17-1463) into my wear to work manicure by using a color that hints at tangerine in Essie’s A Crewed Interest, but there are many other ways to brighten up your workday with a splash of tangerine!

Consider adding a simple, staple wardrobe piece to your closet in a trendy color, like a blazer or pencil skirt. Whenever I incorporate bright colors into a “large” piece of clothing (beyond accessories) I typically only consider solids, or patterns where the bright color is not the dominant color. While I think it’s generally acceptable to incorporate brights, even an occasional neon, into a professional look, you don’t want to overdo it. I put together the following Polyvore set with a few ideas for working bright orange into a weekday look.

How To: Wear Tangerine to Work

Another great way to incorporate trendy colors into your office look is with some great office accessories! Pantone releases a great coffee mug and journal each year covered in the color of the year. I think having one of these on your desk in a great way to liven up a drab workspace!

Pantone Color of the Year Journal

Pantone Color of the Year Mug

And finally, my big weakness this year, the Sephora + Pantone Universe Color of the Year Collection. I was a madwoman and purchased nearly everything released in this collection!! I am a firm believer that bright, bold makeup is totally OK for the workplace, as long as it’s done “right”. Wear a bold lip with subtle eye makeup, or wear a bright, shimmery cheek color with a nude lip. Pulling trendy colors into your makeup routine is one of the easiest, cheapest and most fun ways to rock an on-trend office look.

Sephora + Pantone Universe Color of the Year Collector’s Edition Set

Sephora + Pantone Universe Color of the Year Lip Gloss Set

Sephora + Pantone Universe Color of the Year Nail Enamel Set

Hopefully this has given you a few ideas for working this super happy and fun color into your wardrobe in 2012! How do YOU like to pull trendy colors into your workplace wardrobe?

~The Biz Beauty