Happy first day of May! I’ve always loved this month because it’s starting to warm up, all the summer stuff is being stocked, and bright colors are back in season! Dressing for an office environment during the summer is always difficult for me simply because I want to wear exciting, happy colors and most professional wardrobes consist entirely of the opposite. If I’m going to be forced to sit at a desk for 8 hours, then you better believe I want to wear fun colors! Here are a few easy ways to spice up your summer work wardrobe!
Mix Patterns & Textures
I love a good pencil skirt. A classic back or gray skirt for the office is essential, however it’s not the end all be all. One of my favorite places to find bright, patterned work-appropriate skirts is J Crew. Because duh. If I’m going to wear a patterned skirt, I’ll want to wear something on top that compliments it but doesn’t necessarily blend into it. The dress I’m wearing looks like two separate pieces but like I said, it’s a dress, and both patterns and textures look great together!
Do a Bold Lip
I’m thrilled if I get out the door wearing any makeup at all let alone lipstick. But a bold lipstick color can really add some color to your appearance. The lipstick I’m wearing is the new Lancome Matte Lipstick Shaker (link here). This stuff literally lasts all day! No matter how many cups of coffee I consume, it stays on! It’s a great way to add color to your work day!
Don’t Buy Basics Only
Investing in quality basic pieces for every season is important because they will last forever and you’ll wear them with everything. However, don’t skip over the fun stuff in favor of building your wardrobe’s foundation pieces. Buy the colorful scarf if you love it! Splurge on the bright green dress that you’ve been eyeing! The great thing about professional wardrobes is that often times, you can add blazers or sweaters to change up the look once in awhile!
Share with me your favorite places to go for fun pieces to add to your professional wardrobe!
*lipstick c/o lancome