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.
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.
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