How To Wear: Bold Prints At The Office (Without Looking Wild)

January 20, 2010 by Tara Trombetta
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Spring trends are, naturally, all about reviving color and putting aside the monochrome grays and blacks of the winter. This year, designers have set out a number of (almost frighteningly) bold prints and floral-inspired hues for Spring 2010 that are gracing everything from handbags and shoes to tunics and tops. Some seem wearable, others just make me want to cower into a corner until next fall.

Nonetheless, there is a way to wear a bold and colorful print, like this aqua tie dye top,  and get noticed for it in the right way.


Always keep the rest of the outfit simple with clean, classic lines and neutral accents. Let the bright print be the centerpiece of the outfit and the rest, like a streamlined cardigan and polished khaki pants, will fall into place. With a sleeveless, summery top, you can still cover up with a sweater from 9 to 5, and then flaunt bare skin after dark. Finally, give the look a final touch with a great pair of modern sandals.

Embellished Tie Dye Top

Robbi & Nikki Embellished Tie Dye Top ($165)

Cropped Pant

Ann Taylor Marisa Pleated Cropped Pants with Belt ($50)

Banana Republic Merino Cardigan

Banana Republic Italian Merino Cardigan ($35)

Tory Burch Caged Sandal

Tory Burch ‘Liv’ Caged Leather Sandal ($325)

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