When it comes to business attire, the most common solid colors are black, grey, and brown. Sure these colors are safe and easy to wear, but they are also often associated with the dull and dreary. Over time, nobody wants to wear the same dark colors to the office everyday. After all, work is already stressful as it is. Bold colors will bring fresh air to the working environment.
For office attire, it's risky to overplay with multiple bold colors. So, start with one bold color, and then build the rest of the look around it. Red is my first choice for a bold color in the office. For me, red means power, passion, and confidence. It can be a rosy lipstick, a pair of ruby-red stilettos, or a stunning scarlet shift dress. This pair of vermillion ankle fit pants is perfect for office attire. They can be dressed up in a serious business corporate way, and they can also be loosened up to fit into a creative working environment.
Color blocking works best for bold solid colors. To create a serious and conservative work attire, I chose black items to build up the rest of the look: a blouse, blazer, and stiletto! Blue is a complementary color of red, so the blue striped silk scarf balanced the vibrancy of vermillion, and in the mean time, added details to the otherwise chunky black.
For a more casual spin on this outfit, I switched the serious looking black tops with a lighthearted blouse and short striped blazer. To boost the fun of the outfit, I added a second print to the outfit - leopard stilettos. The solid color of the red pants separates the two prints and thus avoids the messy problems of mixing prints.
The key for a pair of bright-colored and work-appropriate pants is that they must be tailored and creased. Fabrics should be crisp, instead of soft. There are many skinny jeans in all kinds of bright colors, but they don't belong to the office attire, unless your working environment is extremely casual.
The joy of wearing a standout color will help to cheer you up and keep you confident.
Thank you so much for reading!
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