Favorite Fall Colors: Burgundy

BCBGBurgundy (or maroon or crimson or wine, the list goes on) is a great color for business wear and is a staple in my wardrobe during the fall season.  I guess it’s because it’s such a sophisticated hue; especially compared to the flamboyant, loud color that is RED.  So, if you want to get similar effects of wearing a red dress or red pumps without wearing a red dress or red pumps to the office, burgundy usually does the trick of giving you the best of both worlds. I have already purchased so many pieces including a few of the ones mentioned below.

 

 

Don’t be surprised if you see tons of burgundy looks on my blog this fall!  I hope these pieces inspire you!  Let me know which ones are your favorite!

Links to websites where pieces can be found

ASOS

BCBGeneration

Nordstrom

H&M

New York and Company

JCPenney

Favorite Fall Colors

As we get further and further into fall, I am constantly reminded that I am not a fan of cold weather and therefore, I’m not really a fan of fall.  However, I will say that one of the things that I love about fall is the fashion. The cute boots, the warm cardigans, the big bags, and the beautiful fall/autumn colors are all some of my favorites.  Fall/Autumn colors usually consist of burnt orange, burgundy, olive green, mustard yellow, tan/nude, and dark blues (navy).  For the next couple days, I will be posting about some of my favorite fall colors as they relate to office wear.  Stay tuned…

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TopH&M  SkirtH&M  PumpsBCBGeneration  HandbagAldo

What are some of your favorite things about fall?  Let me know in the comments section below!

Animal Print Everything

What woman doesn’t love a good animal printed ANYTHING?  Animal print is a classic print that never goes out of style; whether it is a scarf, a pair of pumps, or a dress.  As a statement piece, animal print is perfect and can be paired with almost anything.  It does the job of enhancing your look without overdoing it.

As I stated in my earlier post, the main thing to note is that ONE piece does the trick.  Try pairing your animal print statement piece with simple, monochrome items.   Here are some examples of animal print pieces that can be worn to the office:

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Skirt

An animal print skirt can be worn so many ways.  You can try it with a nice, flowy black top and some black booties, heeled sandals, or pumps.  Or because the animal print can be worn as a neutral, try a color other than black like a forest green top or a burgundy colored top.

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Dress

Wearing an animal print dress makes a very flashy fashion statement.  Because of its flashiness, be careful with your accessories.  Since the dress is already such a big statement piece, you want to keep everything else very minimalistic.  Black pumps or sandals will do; along with very subtle pieces of jewelry.  The dress will do all the talking.

 

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Blazer

 

An animal print blazer is another great way to make a statement.  And once again, because this is such a large piece, you want to keep the rest of your outfit simple.  So, a white or black blouse with black dress pants will do the trick.  Or try another monochrome look and add the blazer on top of it.  It’s not necessary to do a lot because the blazer is already doing the job of making your look stand out.

 

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Pumps

Animal Print pumps can be worn either professionally or casually.  So, you can throw them on with a nice, solid colored sheath dress or with jeans and a solid colored blouse.  I would even suggest color blocking and adding the pumps as a neutral color to pull your look together.  The possibilities are endless!

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Blouse

This is the blouse that I am wearing in my previous post. I love it because it is a piece that I will be able to wear with so many items in my closet.  I’m picturing a high-waist burgundy pencil skirt with some black pumps; or some black leather pants (yes you wear leather pants to the office) and a pair of pumps.  I can’t wait to wear it again! 

I hope this post has given you some ideas of how you can wear animal print to the office and still be work appropriate.  If you have any more ideas, let me know in the comments section below.  I’m always open for suggestions.

Make a Statement with Animal Print

Can animal prints be worn to the office?  Yes, but the main thing to note is that ONE piece does the trick.  You don’t need to have on a leopard print dress with leopard print shoes and a leopard print handbag.  It becomes too much and you begin to look like the animal itself.  So instead pair it with simple, monochrome pieces like this look I went for below.

 

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TopH&M  SkirtH&M  PumpsBCBGeneration  BagMichael Kors

Check out my next post later on today where I give you some examples of stylish animal print pieces that can be worn to the office.

 

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I am a young, professional woman who has loved fashion for as long as I can remember.

I LOVE viewing fashion blogs but I’ve noticed that there aren’t many catered to corporate women and women entrepreneurs.  So, I decided to start one that does exactly that.  And I’m taking you along on my journey.

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