Wednesday, 13 February 2013

Floral print and polka dots...

Emma wrote a post recently about how few posts there are with bloggers showing off their workwear so I thought I would share a few more of the outfits that I wear to work! I am lucky enough to work in an office that is fairly casual but although I experiment with colours and patterns, I would say that my office wear is fairly smart. I think if your office is more conservative, swapping these red trousers for a more muted colour ensures that this outfit could work for most people!

Top: M & Co. via charity shop, trousers: ASDA, shoes: Dorothy Perkins
I spotted this top in the British Heart Foundation charity shop, the last time I was in Tewkesbury and the mix of teeny tiny roses and polka dots, sold it to me immediately! It can be so difficult to find tops that are work appropriate and warm enough to wear in a chilly office so the long sleeves were also a real bonus. Plus who can resist a cute bow neckline detail?! * The lovely Ballistic lipstick is also making a reappearance here as I have been wearing that shade to death recently....


A closer look at the print and my beloved 'M' ring (which has barely left my hand!). I wouldn't usually pair two such bold colours together but the trousers picked up the colour of the flowers so I felt it was tonal enough to work, what do you think? 


I was hoping that by casually tucking in my top and adding some mid heeled shoes, I would somehow lengthen my legs to model-esque proportions, which didn't quite happen, but I do love these shoes for giving me that bit of extra height that is necessary, for me to pull off coloured trousers. The last time I wore these trousers, I went for a (slightly) more subtle pair of shoes but this black pair are becoming a firm favourite for when I want to add a little elegance to my outfit. There's something about that pointed toe which makes me feel like I mean business! ;)


Do you work in a conservative office? Would you wear such bold colours together?

* not me, that's for sure!
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10 comments

Caroline said...

It's great to see more workwear outfits to give me some inspiration so I'm not stuck wearing the same old thing! I love the pattern on the blouse :)

Caroline x
Caroline's Catwalk

Jessica said...

Love this outfit, looks gorgeous! X

LilyLipstick said...

I love this blouse - this is a perfect work outfit. x

Sarah said...

This blouse is so pretty!
x

Rachel, Cold Knees said...

what a great find, that blouse is lovely, and looks great with the red trousers! xx

The Girl said...

I work in a place with a super conservative dress code and even this outfit would have a red cross by it.

But I reckon that separately you could sneak them past. That's what I'm trying to do - see what I can and can't get away with!

Gem said...

great charity shop find! I'm lucky because I can wear what I like really, I like to get a bit dressed up for work too. Seems silly to wear a dull suit or black trousers 5 days a week x

claire (jazzpad.) said...

I would definitely wear these together, I think they look great! You're lucky your office uniform is pretty laid back, mine is too which is lovely. I wouldn't feel comfortable to work hard if I had to wear a suit everyday! xxx

Pardon My Fashion said...

Love the saturated color of the pants.

xoxo
www.PardonMyFashion.com

The Style Rawr said...

I think those red trousers are perfect for work and definitely a colour I'd wear! We can wear smart casual as long as it errs on the smart side but I long for a day I can be preppy in skinny denim and a shirt!

J x

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