Found: The Super Sophisticated Way to Wear Bright Color to Work This Spring

Just because you’re sitting behind a desk for eight or more hours every day doesn’t mean your work outfit is being wasted. You should have just as much fun dressing for the office as you do your weekend agenda. When the Spring 2015 collections were shown last September, there was a lot of work wardrobe inspiration that I couldn’t wait to put to good use once warm weather rolled around. Case in point? This beauty from Michael Kors.

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Effortless, youthful, yet chic as anything, the printed skirt works perfectly for the office when styled with a classic button-down and belt. The traditional top is a no-brainer for work, while the fun full skirt is totally appropriate for all scenarios (unlike the body-con mini—only bring that out when you’re off the clock). If you work in a more conservative office, simply lower the hemline to below-the-knee, but keep the voluminous cut for that playful silhouette.

To finish, slip into a pair of simple leather sandals (yes, sandal season is finally here!). Keep the office in mind when selecting the right pair: sandals can work, so long as they don’t resemble flip-flops or look as if they’ve seen better days. A simple leather two-strap pair or understated gladiators are my personal favorites for giving off a professional vibe.

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Leather Roman sandal, $100, zara.com, Boy shirt in classic white, $70, jcrew.com, Chloe floral-embroidered mini skirt, $1280, selfridges.com, Leather waist belt with cross detail, $22, asos.com

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The Sightseer buckle gladiator sandal, $80, madewell.com, Extra fine cotton broadcloth long sleeve shirt, $30, uniqlo.com, Red valentino striped woven cotton-blend mini skirt, $295, net-a-porter.com, B-Low The Belt ribbon belt, $98, shopbop.com

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Equipment Margaux cotton shirt, $170, net-a-porter.com, Floral print skirt, $60, mango.com, Clean leather belt, $25, gap.com, Michael Kors Collection Bale Laceup Flat Sandals, $395, shopbop.com



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