Guest post by Mia from highstylife.com

Spring Perfect office trends, laptop computer, vase of pink roses flowers, glass containers, cell phone, book, planners, work, desk

As we begin the countdown until the warm season, being in anticipation of sunny days and mild evenings is enough inspiration to take one last look at our wardrobe and see how we can get the glitz, the pastels, and the frills into our everyday workwear.

In order to inspire you to be your own fashion guru, with a little bit of help from the pros all over the world, we will now analyze a few office-worthy trends that invite the spirit of spring into your outfits without depriving them of their professional class and elegance. Get ready for some polka-dots and vintage shoulders to overrun your wardrobe!

 

Perky pinks and raunchy reds

Woman walking down cobblestone street by window in pink jacket and pants with black heel sandals, red sweater, jacket, jeans, and black purse bag, and red t-shirt

If you are still in doubt whether or not to get something in the shade of millennial pink, no time like the present, ladies, because pink is about to go big in spring, and your office could use some of its bubbly spirit. You can wear a pink jacket or a scarf combined with a subtle gray skirt and turtleneck, and the classic pink-white combo will also work.

As for your boldest days, bring out the reddest reds of all reds in your palette, since the vibrant lip has now transformed into a decisive factor in your wardrobe. Feel free to start with a pinch of cherry nail-polish, a ruby bracelet, or a scarlet coat, but rest assured that this color should be your confidence-booster for the most challenging of office days.

 

More color, please!

Corner of wall painted in round rainbow with orange, red, pink, blue, green, girl in pink lace dress with grey over-the-knee boots and coat with pink purse bag, woman wearing green shirt and black pants with leopard animal print top with city buildings

Have we mentioned that this spring will be all about wearing a rainbow? Although you might not be able to work a Peter Pilotto dress into your office dress code, that doesn’t mean that adding more life to your wardrobe shouldn’t be your top fashion priority for the upcoming months.

But the idea of adding several rich tones of purple, green and orange to break the spell of your clear white shirt is a great one to spice up your daily look. As deconstructed examples from Pilotto’s collection are a great source of ideas, you can start with softer hues and work your way toward the more vivid ones.

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Pantsuits front and center

Woman model with red hair wearing blue and white long-sleeve shirt and pink nude pants and silver pumps heels sitting on bench, girl with short brown hair wearing brown leather suede jacket sitting by plant

The power dressing trend is about to grow even stronger with spring, since even names such as Tom Ford are bringing out new ways to wear this minimalist, but effective style in warm months. Pearly white paired with coal black in fun fabrics such with a touch of gloss, and other soft shades in form-fitting shapes work wonders to keep your office wardrobe hot.

You can always go for pants in pastels mixed with a loose white shirt, floral prints (which we will cover soon) and both flats and heels depending on the occasion. The beauty of these elegant combos is in their versatility, meaning that you’ll wear them well beyond spring or your office!

 

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Vintage in tone and cut

Woman wearing teal peplum top and tan pants with pearl necklace walking in city street, Woman walking down street lined with trees in black polka dot dress and sunglasses, model wearing plum red pencil dress, girl wearing striped cold shoulder top

Patterns make for a welcome change of pace in defining your outfits as playful, professional or casual, and luckily, some work to achieve all three depending on the way you style them, leaving ample room for creative expression. Designers, including Carolina Herrera and her delightful collection of wearable vintage, prove that the shape and shade of your wardrobe can be vintage, yet modern at the same time, and effortlessly so.

Delicate lines, punchy big shoulders, square necklines, polka-dots, ice-cream hues, and subtle frills have all stood the test of time. Bows are yet another old embellishment that has made a comeback in the past months, only to become more prominent in spring. And yes, you can wear it to work as a belt, as a wrap-shirt or a coat!

 

Haute denim

Blonde girl walking down street wearing black blazer jacket and denim cropped jeans with checkered mary jane heel sandals, distressed denim with orange chunky heel sandals, girl sitting in chair at computer drinking cup of coffee wearing denim jean jacket

Once upon a time, it was an unimaginable transgression to wear jeans to the office. Today, the business casual rise has shown that it’s more than possible to put on a pair of haute denim jeans and look as stylish and professional as you would in your most prominent pantsuit.

One look at Max Mara’s take on double denim blends and you’ll see what we’re talking about – they may not be as casual as your ripped jeans for summer, but they sure will add a touch of novelty to your office wardrobe.

 

Forever floral

Blonde girl in black floral dress sitting on bench in city on cobblestone street, woman wearing yellow shirt with black floral cigarette pants and yellow sandals on sidewalk by green grass lawn, brunette model wearing blue and orange floral top with denim skirt, field of bluebell flowers

Once upon a time, it was an unimaginable transgression to wear jeans to the office. Today, the business casual rise has shown that it’s more than possible to put on a pair of haute denim jeans and look as stylish and professional as you would in your most prominent pantsuit.

One look at Max Mara’s take on double denim blends and you’ll see what we’re talking about – they may not be as casual as your ripped jeans for summer, but they sure will add a touch of novelty to your office wardrobe.

 

Mia Taylor is a fashion and beauty enthusiast from Sydney and writer for www.highstylife.com. She loves writing about her life experiences. Travelling and enjoying other cultures and their food with her husband is a big part of her life. She is always on the lookout for new trends in fashion and beauty, and considers herself an expert when it comes to lifestyle tips.

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