Are you stuck in a work wardrobe rut?


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I don’t know about you but warmer temps immediately put me in a good mood. I find that it’s even easier to wake up and get dressed for work in the morning when it’s sunny and warm!  Ok….that is taking it a little far….I still dread the alarm clock…BUT I get up and get dressed nonetheless. Now that it is finally beginning to feel like spring, it’s time to take a look at your spring wardrobe. The warmer temperatures, sunny days, and budding flowers are a direct indication that it is time to update your work wardrobe….you know….get out of your work wardrobe rut of black pants, black pumps, and your everyday black purse! BORING!

It’s time to punch it up a bit by adding some great color to get you in the mood to dress for the spring season in style. 



I know what it’s like to open your closet and just….STARE…wondering what to wear…and then just end up wearing the same thing over and over again. The good news is…I have a few tips to get you out off to a great start…it’s time for you to get out of that work wardrobe rut!

1.Break out your most colorful pieces. Get to the back of the closet, drawer, or summer storage bin and pull out all your brights. It’s time to start SEEING your wardrobe differently which will inspire some great ideas to mix and match. If you don’t have any brights that you want to see the light of day, get to the mall! There is an amazing selection of bright colors right now that you can snatch up for amazing prices right after Easter. TIP: Avoid buying too many new pastel colors as they will begin to look somewhat out of place in the next couple of months.

2. Mix and match unexpected color combinations. When you mix two color combinations that aren’t traditionally paired together, you look INSTANTLY STYLISH.  The luxe orange and blue combination we put together here is a great way to pair two bold colors in a way that is perfect for the spring/summer season and will also be professional in an office setting. TIP: Try mixing fuchsia pink and sage green, or camel brown and bright yellow, or kelly green and cobalt blue.

3. Balance out your look with neutral shoes and cool accessories. Remember this is a work look, so you don’t want to over do it by wearing too many colors. The neutral sandal in this pairing is perfect because it really balances the two main colors without taking away from the outfit. I also recommend a great aviator and statement necklace with gold details to finish the look. TIP: When wearing a statement necklace keep your earrings simple so they do not compete with your necklace and look to bulky next to one another.

So what do you think? Got some great ideas to punch up your look and get out of your work wardrobe rut this week? Leave a comment and let us know what you come up with.


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