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Date: Wednesday, 01 Jan 2014 00:42

Are you begging to get a sneak peek of this summer’s hottest trends? If you’re too busy to take a holiday off or even allow some quality ‘me’ time to couch potato up and watch FTV or the Karmaloop blogs to get first dibs on the latest trends, great news! Save 20% off your next karmaloop order with new Karmaloop promo codes. If you visit http://fresh-rep-codes.com you can find the best Karmaloop coupons. We can’t see why you need to get left behind just ‘cause your preoccupied with work- you too can stay in style while even in the office. The question is- how do you wear spring trends to work? It might be all too much to apply runway trends to your daily work wear; so how do you manage to pull off the trends in an office outfit? For office wear, remember the need to stick to the corporate dress code. Thank goodness, this season offers us wearable trends that you can bring to the office without breaking the rules.

Temperature’s rising and so is this year’s trend forecast sizzling with fads from neon to pastel colours, fabrics of sheer, lace to leather and what you would’ve never thought possible – mixing and matching prints and patterns together – it’s all about extreme pieces to create an entirely chic outfit that works anytime, anywhere. It’s our pleasure to present to you this season’s best-est spring trends while we also show you how to incorporate the trends successfully into your daily office ensemble.

Spring Trends 2013 and How to Wear Them to Work

  1. Stripes- Whether they’re vertical, horizontal, nautical or chevron – stripes aren’t only suitable for the beach! This trend is everywhere and even acts as a neutral; it’s the easiest to use and apply even in the office, check out this Planet Chevron Stripe Blouse with an ultra-feminine bow-tie neck detail that gives you that smart and chic work wear look. We’d pair this with black or white trousers. Minimize accessories, give this blouse the attention it deserves by letting it be your statement piece.
  2. Floral Print – This spring, flowers are bolder and more womanly compared to little chic blossoms of last year’s. We just can’t help take our eyes of this pretty Precise Petite Modern Floral Dress that includes a slim belt you can cinch around the waist; with colours of stone, oyster and poppy red, and a this shift dress was meant to flatter your figure- it defines summer chic/smart dressing.
  3. Ruffles – We’ve seen ruffles in the runway – stiff and structured, they give depth to any basic piece. You can incorporate ruffles in your work wear like how this Matthew Wiilliamson Peplum Structured Skirt in Navy  does. See how the drape falls – subtle and elegant looking, this curve hugging, pencil cut skirt is very office appropriate with the right length that falls below the knee. Plus, you can go all the way from nine to wee hours in the morning by pairing it with a crop top. If it’s versatility you’re looking for, look no further… you’ve got a winner!
  4. Texture (lace or sheer) – The new ‘peek-a-boo’ trend works by using pieces that show only a portion of your body without baring skin, this elegant gothic-inspired Jigsaw French Lace Jacket finished with a sheer effect gives you that ‘hide and seek’ illusion. It’s definitely a must-have spring item- you can use it at work and after work, the perfect day-to-night piece.
  5. Jewel Tones – Emerald green, sapphire blue, ruby red and amethyst purple are some of our personal favourites. We are lusting over this multicoloured statement bib necklace by Matthew Williamson. It is a true piece of art – vibrant, fresh and one-of-a-kind, this necklace will make eyes pop, jaws drop and heads turn. To make this too-majestic-of-an-accessory office appropriate, tone it down with a basic white or black top. Trust us, people will be asking where you bought this heavenly masterpiece. Still not so keen on it? Take a cue from mega style icon, Olivia Palermo – she knows how to work those bibs into daily/office appropriate work wear seamlessly.
  6. Pastel Hues – Shoes are an important part of any woman’s wardrobe, no exception! Complete your look with this trendy and chic nectarine-colored Alejandro Ingelmo Flavia d’Orsay Pumps made with suede fabric that’s designed to soften the over all structure with sleek leather accents and slender stiletto heels, this pair is drool-worthy.
  7. Print-on-Print or the ‘mismatched’ look – Definition: the combination of two like-minded or completely different sets together to create an over all look that’s tastefully done. This trend is considered to be very fashion forward, not everyone dares to bold the streets with this trend even more the office. It may take a few tricks (yes, there are rules to consider when doing print-on-print trend) and a few getting used to but once you’ve mastered the art of doing the mismatched look, the options are limitless. See how these two separate pieces, J. Crew Racer Tank and MaxMara Olea Trousers – when combined creates an entirely fresh and modern ensemble.
  8. Monochrome – Black and white, need we say more? It’s elegant and timeless, always works out well and never fades or fails to impress us. The contrast of two opposite colors creates a crisp, cool and appealing approach. You can easily incorporate this trend at work; see how this Tibi Anson Tuxedo Pants works the trend flawlessly.
  9. Leather – If it is street styling that we’re speaking of, hot leather trends would be structured shorts or skorts (skirt and short combined), a cropped bomber jacket or motorcycle vest but since we are talking about work wear, the best fashion item that could use leather material is the one and only day bag/carry-all. Every girl needs a bag that’s roomy enough to store all your essentials, maybe a small laptop or iPad, your cell phone, wallet and keys. Think of it as your mobile/portable home/office desk- it is just fair to invest in a sturdy and stylish one like this Givenchy Leather Antigona Duffle in Grey. Don’t worry, it’s okay to spoil yourself once in awhile – this bag is totally reward-worthy for all your long office hours and extra hard work- you deserve a luxury bag!

With all these trend options, you now have the power to create multiple looks that are effortlessly chic and stylish, also providing you with wardrobe that’s wearable from day-to-night. Inject optimism and life to your daily ensemble, take a break from your work wear that was once restricted to blacks, whites or neutral tones like khaki, beige and cream. It’s time to experiment with new-age trends and make a sound fashion statement in the office. Everyone needs a daily dose of inspiration and motivation, don’t you think? What is your favourite trend in this list and how would you wear it?

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Date: Friday, 15 Nov 2013 20:45

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Date: Friday, 15 Nov 2013 18:30

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Date: Friday, 15 Nov 2013 15:30

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Date: Thursday, 14 Nov 2013 21:30

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