Florals, gingham and polka dots aren’t exactly what you think of when it comes to getting dressed for work in the spring and summertime. But we say there’s no reason to reserve these fantastic prints for the weekend.
Dressing in prints is all about balance and working within a color family to make the look cohesive. Take a cue from the work-perfect looks here:
When wearing polka dots, especially to the office, it’s best to keep the print on the small scale—less Minnie Mouse, more Marilyn Monroe. We love this tan microdot skirt and simple black cap-sleeve top and skinny belt. Throw on a pair of city sandals and you’re good to go.
Working in the same blue color family, she’s able to combine stripes and an abstract-print pencil skirt. The navy blazer pulls it all together seamlessly.
Stripes are the most basic print to work into any part of your work wardrobe. This understated striped top with a feminine midi skirt and city sandals make for the ideal work-to-outdoor-drinks look.
Gingham is one of the more challenging prints to pull off at the office. It becomes office-appropriate when done in a shirtdress. You can also opt for a gingham button-down shirt to pair with a midi skirt. A brown or black belt and simple pumps are a must with gingham to give your summer work look the extra-tailored appeal.