Trendy on a Budget: Wearing Bright Colors in the Office

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It wasn’t until I purchased this bright pink blouse that I realized my wardrobe had been seriously lacking this bright hue! It’s a great color to usher in the springtime, even though it still feels like winter most days. For its inaugural wear, I paired it with distressed denim and floral pumps. This outfit was perfect for a brunch date with some of my favorite Boston bloggers.

But after the first wear, I started to think of ways I could remix/re-wear/reuse (call it what you will) this top. You know I am all about cost per wear. The more times I can wear an item, the better I feel about the money I spent. I was especially interested in finding a way to wear this shirt to work.

But could such a bright color work in the office?

Yes it can! I work in a conservative environment, so I did tone it down a notch. This is easily done with dark solids. In my case, a gray blazer and black skinny pants. A classic black pump (with studs, of course) round out this office worthy look. You can reuse this equation over and over again. Just swap out one blouse for another. It’s a great way to add a little pop of color, print and pizazz!

Come on, be that standout in a sea of blue and white button down shirts!

See my professional take on this bright shirt below:

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR: LINDA NGUYEN

Etsy_Club-Monaco_headshot-300x275I’m a is a thirty-something Boston-based blogger behind Trendy On A Budget. With a career in financial services, I spend most of my days in a professional and conservative environment.  With the encouragement of my closest friends, I started Trendy On A Budget in 2013 as a creative outlet for one of my passions: fashion. I love fashion. But I love it even more when I find a great a deal. My goal with Trendy On A Budget is to make finding those deals easy and to prove that looking good shouldn’t cost that much!

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