Spring’s Key Fashion Trends at Work

Posted March 6, 2013 by Michele Cocouture in Building Your Brand
Spring trends at work
1.  Blazer – Stella McCartney, Dress – Michael Kors, Briefcase – Bottega Veneta, Pumps – Gianvitto Rossi 2.  Shoes – Zara, Purse – Stella McCartney, Pants – Stella McCartney, Jacket – 3.1 Phillip Lim, Blouse – Burberry 3.  Jacket – Valentino, Top – Jason Wu, Skirt – Coast, iPad Case – Harlex, Shoes – Manolo Blahnik

Spring Fashion
1.  Dress – Banana Republic 2.  Jacket – Ann Taylor 3.  Dress – Ann Taylor Loft

I recently attended the Neiman Marcus Spring Trends Fashion Presentation where they present the key trends for the upcoming season to a select few clientele and fashion press.  While I absorbed the new looks on the models and lusted after each piece of clothing and some over the top accessories, I was thinking of ways for how the career girl (and not the lady who lunches) could interpret them for the office.
Trend 1 – orange as a neutral.  Some may shy away from this color due to its boldness but it isn’t a hard color to wear.  It goes with navy, black, white, gold and even a print such as leopard.  If you still are not bold enough, you can try an orange accessory such as an orange clutch or a necklace.
Trend 2 – stripes.  Stripes have been around for a long time.  Think back to the mod fashions and Twiggy.  Well, it’s back.  I’ve been seeing a number of great striped jackets and blouses in both horizontal and vertical stripes.  And I even stumbled upon a clever striped shoe.  This trend takes earning your stripes to another level.
Trend 3 – lace.  Romantic and soft you tend to associate lace with weddings.  But its here for Spring.  The key for making this trend work for the office is to make sure that it is not sheer.  If you opt for trying this trend as a skirt, try it as a pencil skirt because you can mix and match it with different tops and jackets.  A lace top goes well with jackets and cardigans or a great pant.
Hope you are ready to take the leap and Spring Forward with these new fashion inspirations! (*photos from the Neiman Marcus event are on my Facebook page)

About the Author

Michele Cocouture

Michele is a goal oriented and overachieving career gal, style blogger and artist. She spends her days negotiating acquisitions for a Fortune 500 company. Seeking a creative outlet, Michele combined her business savvy with her love of fashion and started a personal style blog with the goal of inspiring other career women one pencil skirt at a time. Michele holds a Master of Business Administration from UCLA Anderson Graduate School of Management and a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of British Columbia. Learn more about Michele's style by visiting her blog at http://cocouture.org or you can follow her on https://www.facebook.com/cocouturedotorg