10 April 2013

Bring Spring to Work

Bring Spring to Work

Bring Spring to Work by style-mi-vida featuring leather heels

Finally a warm day! My legs have come out to play in this almost knee length, flowing dress from Target. I love wearing print and pulling out one of the more subtle colors from the piece to add to the ensemble. The blazer gives the outfit more structure making it office appropriate. I might wear this dress on the weekend with some flip flops and a scarf or white denim jacket. Paired with the pumps and statement jewelry, I am ready for a day at the office!

I put together some fun samples that show you how mix different colors, patterns and textures. The first dress is a retro, florentine print from Nordstrom. I paired this with a cardigan with the same neckline and some fun pointed pumps. The silver in the pumps in echoed in the collar necklace. This adds a bit more formality and flair to the outfit. 

The second ensemble is edgier with the neon yellow ruffled dress against the bright blue pumps. I wouldn't pair this with a blazer that is too structured because it would stifle the ruffles. The kimono style blazer is perfect to let those ruffles move about.  In the third example, I used the very popular animal print but in a monotone print.I love pairing anything coral with black & white. The gold accents in the shoes and necklace work perfectly here. Finally, the forth ensemble takes a super casual, solid color, cotton wrap and pairs it against a printed silk blazer. The shoes and statement necklace borrow colors found in the blazer and bring the whole thing together. That's it for now, enjoy!

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