If you’re fortunate enough to have a big window to look out of at work, then you’re probably feeling really envious of the birds during the spring season. The trees and flowers are blooming, the weather is FINALLY starting to warm up and the days are showing signs of being longer.
This means that you can start to wear clothing that is a bit shorter and thinner. That’s not to say that you shouldn’t do some layering and maybe carry a jacket along, but whether you want to dress corporately or casually, there is something that is so fashionably fun about work fashion in the springtime. (At least we think so!)
1. Dark blue skinny jeans and ruffled herringbone jacket
Here’s a great way to get around the potential “no jeans rule” that you might have at the office. Oftentimes, places of employment frown upon them simply because they look too casual. But if you have a pair of dark, wide legs ones on and you accompany them with something like a white T-shirt and herringbone jacket, not only will your boss probably not even notice, but they’ll probably compliment you on how great you look as well.
2. Printed halter top with solid pencil skirt and blazer
Because of how much of your shoulders and sometimes even your back are exposed in a halter top, we definitely don’t recommend that you wear one without a jacket to work. But if you do happen to have a nice blazer and pencil skirt, wear your top with them can provide a super nice visual effect.
3. Ruffled sleeveless top and striped blazer
Ruffles are in right now which is why we’re sharing this look. What’s exceptional about this particular outfit is not only how the ruffles play against the stripes in the jacket, but also how all of the colors work so brilliantly well together. Plus, orange is a color that we’re all to look out for in the summer so you can be on of the first ones to rock it.
4. Beige polka dot top with white pants and orange cardigan
Speaking of creative ways to wear orange, here’s another one. Polka dots are always a lot of fun to wear and even if it’s not yet Memorial Day, who cares? Still bring out your white pants! You just might want to accessorize with darker colors (like you see above) rather than lighter hues.
5. Neon yellow maxi skirt, white camisole and light denim jacket
Spring and summer are the two seasons when wearing neon happens to make the most sense. And being that yellow represents sunshine, it’s a wise choice to wear to work. Maxi skirts are comfortable and complementary to pretty much any woman’s figure. And if you’re like us, you might not have thought to pair it up with a light denim jacket until now but…doesn’t it make so much sense?
6. Brown dress with animal print cardigan
Have you always had a weakness for animal print? Why not invest in an animal print cardigan, if you haven’t already done so? Then, rather than putting it with nothing but neutrals, add a bit of blue instead. Perhaps a leather purse like the one you see in this picture.
7. Pink and taupe all over
Nice. Pink and taupe (or nude), although pretty “light” colors in the grand scheme of things, it actually comes off as looking pretty rich in the long run. The key is to find the right shade of pink; this is more of a coral. The striped skirt is super fashionable and the printed scarf adds a bit of personality. Yeah, it’s a really good look.
8. Printed jean flare skirt, cardigan and tank
Outfit ideas for work: We do like this outfit. It’s super cute. We will say this, though. When it comes to this type of combination, make sure that our tank is a bit longer than your cardigan and that your cardigan isn’t too large. Otherwise, with a flare skirt like this one, you could end up looking larger than you actually are if the top part of your clothing doesn’t fit well.
9. White collar shirt, navy cardigan and goldenrod pleated skirt
This is a pretty conservative outfit, but it’s always a good idea to have at least one hanging up in your closet—just n case. Goldenrod is a sophisticated shade of yellow and the brown pump goes so nicely with the navy. You can wear a shirt or tank with it.
10. Argyle sweater, pencil skirt and blazer
No matter how many times we see argyle, we must be honest: It’s never going to be something that we’ll get tired of. The key is to look for the kind that comes in distinctive color combinations—like evergreen, chocolate and white. This is really something that you can wear with or without the blazer, which means you can wear it at the beginning of spring (when it’s cooler) and also towards the end (when it’s warmer).
11. Striped casual dress and solid cardigan
Casual outfit ideas for work: If you’re someone who’s known for jumping out of bed late and only having a few minutes (literally) to get ready for work, you might want to invest in several looks like these. If the dress is made out of a polyester blend, you won’t have to spend a lot of time ironing it. And it’s really light and easy to wear.
12. Lemon yellow blazer, grey pencil skirt and light yellow sleeveless top
Lemon is another variation of neon yellow to be honest with you. The main difference is that it’s a bit softer. When going for a look like this, it’s important to mimic it to a “t”. Too light of a grey all over will wash the look out, so make sure that you have at least one dark grey article of clothing in the mix.
13. Black dress with taupe blazer
Because taupe is such a big color right now, we’re showing you a few different ways that you can wear it. It can be a nice combination with black instead of white so that it won’t be quite so stark. As far as accessories, both silver and gold will go well.
14. White flare pants with matching lace tank and orange blazer
This is another shade of orange to consider wearing. The white lace tank adds some overall texture and the orange blazer breaks up some of the monotony of the look. (So does the corkscrew look of the wedge heels!)
15. All white with mint green tank
This mint green shade is something you’re going to see a lot of this year, so if you see it in a blouse or skirt, it’s a good investment to pick it up. Aside from grey, we like it a lot with white. It’s such a fresh look for in the office and out. (Are you completely in love with the patent leather peep-toe pumps or what?)
16. Grey pants, light peach blazer and off-white tank top
Do you like pastels and neutrals? The color of this blazer is a happy medium between the two. You can either wear an off-white tank underneath like you see in this picture or even a nude color of you want to “throw people off a bit”—in a super modest way. (The flats are nice.)
17. Dark grey slacks, white cardigan and navy blue tank
Grey, white and navy are somewhat conservative, yes. But that doesn’t make them any less striking than some of the other looks you’ve already seen today. And what’s really nice about this particular outfit is it features a cardigan rather than a blazer, which brings a softer look overall.
18. Hot pink printed top and white straight leg pants
If you happen to have a floral print top lying somewhere around the house, this would be the time to put it on! Spring is when the flower are starting to bloom outside and so you’ll look just as pretty as one of them in a top like this one. Not only that but hot pink is such a bright and joyful color. Your co-workers will smile every time you walk by in something like this.
19. Peach pleated top and off-white slacks
This says “SPRINGTIME!” all over the place. Peach tends to do that to a person. Also, this is a perfect example of another trend that’s making its way on to the runways right now: pleats. When they’re featured on a fabric like silk or satin, they tend to flow in a very feminine kind of way.
20. Chocolate and pink combo
Pink and brown. Truly a sweet color combination! And the cut of that blazer? The sky truly is the limit when you have one that looks like this. Plus, can’t you easily see the colors being opposite (the pencil skirt being pink and the blazer being brown) and it still looking just as ultimate?
21. Taupe sleeveless top and grey flare pants
Here’s a stunning way to make neutrals happen. Played up against the taupe top, it’s hard to tell if the pants are grey or some variation of brown. That’s actually what we like about it, though. And here’s an example where white pumps are exquisite. Especially if the hemline of your pants are on the long side.
22. Marsala dress with flare skirt and tan cardigan
Marsala was a color that was big last year and although it’s not trending quite as strongly now, we still like it a lot because it is such a warm color that blends in with so many things—like a tan cardigan, for example. And dresses that have flare skirts bring about a youthfulness that works well for women are practically any age.
23. Dark jeans, printed camisole and solid short blazer
Hopefully, your place of employment has something like “Casual Fridays”. And if so, this is the kind of look that you can wear to work and then to Happy Hour following it. We like everything about it—from head-to-toe. Our only two cents would be that you might want to wear a wedge heel or flat to work and reserve those shoes for afterwards. That way, your feet will be ready to take on the dance floor! (If you want!)