Candy Colors for the Office Setting

Candy colors for the office

Free People top (on sale!), Old Navy pants, Cole Haan shoes (on sale!), Kate Spade bag (old)

One of my favorite parts of being a real adult with a grown ass job is getting to put together cute office-appropriate outfits every day (honorable mention is going to work at a place I love where each employee is actually making a difference and helping people!!), which is no shock to anyone who knows me well. Most office wear for women is a collection of dark neutrals in classic shapes like shift dresses and pencil skirts. Unfortunately, those pieces don’t suit my body type (I’d rather not put my lower belly pooch and large hips on full display), so I’ve learned how to tailor the pieces I already have in my closet to suit an office setting! I’ve been wearing a lot of candy colors, like hot pinks (as seen above), yellows, and greens whenever possible, although sometimes I find myself reaching for black pants and a black top over the candy colors I love so much. After styling two neutral outfits in a row, I wanted today’s look to be fun and spring-esque, even though we’re still technically in winter. Because I work at an office without a dress code, most of my clothes are workplace appropriate, so into the monthly rotation they go! For today’s outfit, I finally wore this hot pink Free People top I recently bought on sale, which is one of my favorite pieces ever. The top itself is quite voluminous and dramatic when fluffed up and worn off the shoulder as intended, but I pulled the sleeves over my shoulders and smoothed down the peplum bottom (I don’t want to be that much). Instead of going for a classic black pant, I though these navy blue pants from Old Navy—aka my favorite pants style ever—would be a feminine contrast to the candy colors already featured. I used my giant brown Madewell tote at work, but I added my old Kate Spade purse and threw on the most gorgeous and comfortable Cole Haan flats I purchased last month (and have worn practically every day since!). Girly, semi-professional, and a little too much: just the way I like it!

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