August 19, 2015 - Easy Outfits, Style, Style Challenges

Five Pieces to Perk Up Your Work Wear

The past two weeks, I’ve taken a little departure from my typical casual everyday style to help out our teachers heading back to school and all of the other GYPO readers that work in an office environment.  Last week, I shared an easy work outfit combo you can create from pieces in your closet and this week, I’m sharing my five pieces to instantly update your work wardrobe.  If you’re stuck in a work wear rut, try adding one (or all five!) of these easy updates to freshen up your basics.

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Five Pieces to Perk Up Your Work Wear

1.  Patterned Pants and Skirts

Pencil skirts and ankle pants in fun prints and patterns are one of my favorite ways to perk up your work attire.  If this trend scares you, stick with basic black and white graphic designs for an easy transition and work your way up to bolder prints.

[Graphic Boxes Pencil Skirt]

2.  Structured Tote

A structured tote that holds your laptop, work day essentials and a water bottle is a must have for any modern office environment.  Look for one with interesting details, like tassels or metal, to add polish to your outfits.

[Tan Structured Tote]

3.  Bright Pants

Bright pants for the office?  Yes!  You can make them work for even the most conservative work environment.  Just pair them up with neutrals for a more toned down look.

[Skinny Ankle Pants]

4.  Colorful Shoes

Add a kick of color to any outfit with a pair of bright blue flats or heels.  These give punch to your favorite neutrals or if you feel a little more daring, pair them up with any complementary color – red and yellow both work great.

Screen Shot 2015-08-17 at 9.21.41 AM [Cobalt Blue Flats]

5.  Snake Print Accessories

Snake print is a great way to add a little texture and interest to your outfits.  It’s not as bold as some animal prints so it’s perfect for a professional office.  Try a skinny snake print belt around a sheath dress or cardigan.

[Skinny Snake Print Belt]

Work Wear Challenge – Registration Closes Tomorrow

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If your work wear could use a makeover, join me for the Work Wear 2015 GYPO Style Challenge.  All of the pieces in today’s post are included on the shopping list.  Early bird registration closes tomorrow night.  You’ll get a shopping list of work wear essentials and trends plus three weeks of outfit combinations to make getting ready for work a breeze.  This year’s challenge also includes free access to last year’s bringing your outfit total to six weeks worth.  Hurry, this is the lowest price this challenge will be offered at!  Sign up and get more info HERE.

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11 Comments

  • Saxon

    I love all of these item, Alison! Adding them to my “to get” list. 😀

    • I’m so glad you love them Saxon!

  • Pam

    I just picked up a pair of red skinny ankle pants and I love them! They are quickly becoming a favorite wardrobe item!

  • I’m right on trend with my orange ankle pants from Loft 🙂 Love them. Really love that bag and those flats too!

  • I love getting dressed up for work so this is right up my alley! Love the first set with the blue shoes, I would never think to add that color to the red pants!

    http://www.dressed2dnines.com

    • So glad you like it! Can’t wait to see pics.

  • I love that you are doing this challenge for those that work and need to dress up, your style is spot on, like always!

    • You are so sweet Morgan. Thank you for your kind words!

  • Those are ideal work wear, simple and elegant