Makin' It (at) Work: Candy Corner
Take it from us: knowing you look and feel good is pretty empowering, especially in the workplace. Your personal style can have a huge impact on your day.
So, as fall draws near, make an end-of-summer splash. Try wearing candy brights: cobalt blues, bubblegum pinks, electric yellows, and pretty peaches pack a colorful punch—and make office attire much, much more fun.
These shades first cropped up in the fashion sphere a few seasons ago and have had uncanny staying power, which speaks volumes in the fashion world. Traditionally, candy brights are saved for springtime, along with florals, pastels, and the like. But it seems that this year is a little different: we’re seeing them turn up in late summer and early fall ensembles, too. And we love it!
Choosing a conservative silhouette is the key to making this look work in the office. Wear pieces with simple lines and draping to make your strong color statement classy, not overdone. We absolutely love the neon yellow Chanel suit because it conveys power and personality. Achieving this balance of femininity and strength isn’t easy—but candy brights can do the trick.
Lindsay pulls this look off with a sleek dress in shades of hot pink. If this is a bit too much for the sea of black in your office, brighten up a more conservative ensemble with a clutch in your favorite bright color. Or, take a colorful approach with your accessories: opaque colored tights, solid-colored pumps, and even brightly colored hair clips are great ways to add to the look.
As fall’s darker days head our way, some bold color will do wonders to brighten up your workday.
Photos courtesy of Cubicle Chic.
About The Author
Cubicle Chic is a personal style blog, founded by Lindsay Mueller and Meredith Duncan. Cubicle Chic focuses on dressing for the corporate world, with a healthy dose of creativity and flair. These two ladies believe that your 9-5 wardrobe shouldn’t bore you—there’s no need to get lost in a sea of suits! Instead, stand out by expressing yourself and find trends and style signatures that work for you. That’s a sure-fire way to make for a feel-good, look-good situation—and who doesn’t want both?