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More really is more (not that we're biased...). Two sets of stripes take the preppy staple to an edgy new level.
Colorful, modern art-inspired stripes add a playful element to an overworked jeans-and-tee uniform.
Splendid tee, $76; splendid.com
An orange blazer tops off a cheeky look and adds a hit of saturated color.
This classic silhouette gets a modern makeover in a fun citrus hue. Pair it with a black and white ensemble for a fresh office look.
H&M blazer, $60; hm.com
How to make a suit look playful (an oxymoron if we've ever seen one): do away with long trouser legs and add an Oriental print. Instant whimsy.
Put some frou frou in your 9-to-5 staple with an intricate floral print. The understated palette makes it extra wearable.
Zara blazer, $90; zara.com
Heavy black stripes and a billowing silhouette have a mysterious, edgy vibe.
Uniform black-and-white stripes are chic, but not overpowering. Just cinch this number with a bright belt for an easy weekend ensemble.
Josa dress, $275; madisonlosangeles.com
A chartreuse dress with wrapping detail is subtly sexy and has a great warm-weather feel. Pass the pina colada, please.
The saturated yellow-green color is surprisingly flattering, and the silhouette, slimming. If that's not a recipe for easy style, we don't know what is.
BCBGMaxAzria dress, $198; bcbg.com
Oh so ladylike and with discreet equestrian touches, this feminine look can go right from the runway to the office (just button up that keyhole).
The modest hemline and soft blush shade make for a classic piece. Wear it to the office with a fitted blouse.
Linea by Louis Dell'Olio skirt, $39; qvc.com
Color blocking is all grown up with a simple palette and chic sweetheart neckline.
The strategically-placed color blocking has a slimming effect. Plus, the A-line skirt and scoopneck back lend some oomph.
Kenneth Cole dress, $160; kennethcole.com
This just in: floral prints are cool again. Start digging through grandma's attic.
The abstract bird print is busy but still elegant, and the cut, slouchy-chic. Pair these with a brightly-colored tee to be the best-dressed gal running errands this weekend.
Rachel Rachel Roy pants, $99; macys.com
The ultra-feminine color gets some attitude with the help of snarky cat-eye frames and a trench-length coat.
Wear this uber-flattering pencil skirt with a menswear-inspired shirt in a contrasting color—it'll keep the pink shade from being too sugar-and-spice.
J.Crew pencil skirt, $180; jcrew.com
Red pants are the star of this look, but the extra black-and-white touches round out the Parisian feel.
These are truly versatile: they can be worn with everything from a slouchy tee to a collared blouse, and they look great in a bright color (we love coral or hot pink) or simple black-and-white.
French Connection pants, $44; asos.com
Paired with a simple silhouette, this busy pattern adds visual interest and hides flaws.
A retro floral pattern and waist-cinching silhouette flatters everyone and anyone.
London Times dress, $68; londontimesfashion.com
Subtle ruching gives this red sheath an ethereal quality. Plus, the neckline and belted waist help cut a striking silhouette.
A bold red dress is universally-flattering on every skin tone, and the detail on the waist creates a slender shape.
Calvin Klein dress, $70; macys.com
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First Published Mon, 2012-02-06 13:17
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