Work Friendly Trends: Who says the weekend gets to have all the fun

 

1. Wedges. Way more comfortable than pumps, these foot-friendly sandals aren’t just for the beach. Go for more demure heights (less than 4″) and luxe straps in leather or canvas (nix the rope) for a more grown-up look. Pair with a pencil skirt or tailored trousers for a look that’s tongue-in-chic!

2. Brights. If last summer was all about neon, then this summer is all about brights — colors that pop like coral, cobalt, and lime. Keep the silhouette work-appropriate with a classic sheath or tailored blouse, and pull it all together with a skinny belt in gold or tan. Extra points for color-blocking: think a kelly green pencil skirt with a mint top. Bye-bye cubicle blahs!

3. Chambray. Our campy favorite can work overtime when paired with a pencil skirt or under a tailored blazer. Stick with even-toned denim (not distressed) and a fitted look (not boyfriend) for a look that’s cute and comfy. Add a statement necklace for a pop of color and you’re ready for whatever the day might throw at you.

4. Pleats. We know what you’re thinking: librarian-chic? But we’ve been seeing pleats everywhere this season, from long flowing maxis to super short minis. We like knee- or tea-length styles for work: they show off your ankles and adorable pedicure without being too leggy for the boardroom. Plus, this breathable style is ideal for beating the summer heat! Toughen it up with a dark blazer or crisp top.

5. Prints. Think: retro. Thanks to Trina Turk’s recent collab with Banana Republic, you can get your hands on super saturated Palm Springs-esque prints for less. Just remember: less is more. Tame a bold top with a structured jacket or leg-elongating trousers. Take a walk on the wild side…even if it’s just to the water cooler!

http://recessionista.com/2012/07/12/5-work-friendly-summer-trends/

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By no means do I ever try to pretend I know all there is about fashion, but isn’t that the beauty of it? Inspirations come to me daily, from people, colors, moods, photography, even children! As Coco Chanel once said “Fashion is everywhere … in the sky…” this is how i choose to live my life. We don’t need to be millionaires, we don’t need to always have the latest and most luxurious brands, but we will always need to feel beautiful. I believe in simplicity even with my most extravagant dress on. Less is sometimes more in my fashion eye. I love funky, I love colors, I love elegance, and I love class. Fashion is not something I do, it has become a part of who I am. This is me, and my life in the fashion lane…

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