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How to Spice Up Your Boring Work Wardrobe

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Are you bored with  your day-to-day work outfits.  Here are a few tips that will help you to transform and spice up your boring, humdrum work wardrobe.

Add Bold Statement Jewelry

People usually reserve statement necklaces for dressy, formal affairs, but I thought it was the perfect accessory to add sparkle, interest and drama to this otherwise humdrum work ensemble.  Yes, it’s flashy and very noticeable (ostentatious even) but that doesn’t mean that it is workplace inappropriate. 

The key with getting away with this (depending on how liberal your workplace is) is not to over do it. I left off my bangles, wore my very small, you can’t even see them tear drop earrings and carried a smaller bag. The collar blouse also helped to conceal the necklace so that what everyone saw was a peak of it and not the entire thing.

Add A Blazer or Cardigan

If you work in an air conditioned office, then chances are you are going to  need  a sweater and or a blazer to keep warm during the day.  A blazer or cardigan can do so much for an outfit. Make it even more visually interesting by skipping the standard office hues of navy, black and brown and opt for a bright (fuchsia, royal blue, yellow or even red) or patterned blazer instead.

Add Color

I work at a law firm and there are days when I feel like I missed the memo on the gray and black attire. I think all of that gray and black would look less like a uniform if my fellow co-workers would throw in color somewhere. Shoes, scarf, a cardigan, a colorful top or skirt like I am wearing, something just to break up all of that black and gray would more chic and visually interesting.

Add Eye-Catching Shoes

Give the standard work issue pumps a rest! Opt for a  strappy sandal, metallic colors, patterned or faux animal print shoes and even patent leather ones in a comfortable height to give your style a lift.

So, how are you planning to update your work wardrobe?

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Huge thanks to Eve’s Addiction, a Connecticut based company, for providing me with this BOLD and STUNNING cubic zirconia choker necklace.  I will be hosting a giveaway on my blog on Friday for this piece. So be sure to check back for details on how you can enter.

What I Wore:

Blouse: White button down sleeveless blouse (Ann Taylor) (last worn here) | Skirt: Red Calvin Klein pencil skirt (Marshalls) (last worn here)| Shoes: Red strappy sandals Prabal Gurung for Target (last worn here  | Necklace: Glamourous 5 row cubic zirconia necklace $62 press sample provided by Eve’s Addiction

Ossie took these photos!
Location: The Hartford Insurance Company

XoXo, Natasha

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Disclosure: Items or products worn or used in this post were provided as a press sample for consideration from EvesAddiction.com. All opinions and my decision to feature a specific item are honest, and most importantly, my own.

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13 comments

  1. Excellent points indeed! A good pencil skirt like this one is a great place to start! You look very professional and stylish!
    Frannie Pantz recently posted..BannedMy Profile

  2. You look fabulous in this. I love the energy of RED!

  3. you can’t go wrong with bold jewelry and pops of color!
    miss donna recently posted..personal style | maxi skirt outfitMy Profile

    • thanks Donna. I am actually going to be wearing a statement necklace every day this week. Watch out for the “selfies” of my collection of necklaces on instagram this week.

  4. Amazing look!!!
    Would you like to follow each other?
    Paola recently posted..My Vintage DressMy Profile

  5. Smart girl, I did exactly the same thing with the same colors, just last week 😉
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  6. You are such a beauty, and give great advice. Looking very sleek and confident here, and I admire that a lot. I’ve been looking for exactly those sandals … sad that I missed them at Target, but happy that you didn’t!
    I’m lucky that my work wardrobe is whatever I want to wear (we own a tiny gastro-pub in the middle of SouthCentral, Nowhere) but always nice to be inspired to change it up for fun!
    So nice to meet you, Natasha.
    Jan Graham-McMillen recently posted..Inspired by New Shoes and Old PerfumeMy Profile

    • Hi Jan, thanks so much for your kind words. I work in an Intellectual Property Law firm. Our co-managing partners just happen to be two really cool guys that allow us to express our creativity in other forms. There are no written rules and there were no spoken words on this, but I think as long as we keep it PG, anything goes there. We spend so much of our time at work so why not play dress up during the work day.

  7. brilliant outfit! I agree with Southflacutie, I can’t decide which is most fabulous piece : > Thanks for sharing with Vis Monday.
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  8. OMG! LOVE, LOVE the necklace. Cute outfit, not sure which piece is my favorite– the strappy sandals or the necklace…tough choice.