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9 to 5 Style: Summer Brights

Happy Monday and welcome to this month’s edition of 9 to 5 Style. This month Jennie and I are styling summer brights for the office. Summer is the best time of year to rock a bright colors in your office outfits.

Welcome to 9 to 5 Style! The third  Monday of every month Jennie of A Pocketful of Polka Dots and I will showcase a theme featuring our individual takes on a professional look. Our aim is to inspire and show professional style does not have to mean boring and without personality. We hope you enjoy our 9 to 5 Style!
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If you are shy about wearing bright colors, start small. You can start by adding a bright purse or accessory to a neutral outfit, and them move on to a bright piece of clothing.

The easiest way to add color to your office or work wear is to wear a bright colored blazer. Bright colors are seasonally appropriate during the summer and wearing them in season makes it feel a little less awkward. Choosing one bright piece like a blazer lets you keep the rest of the outfit neutral.

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I chose navy and white as a base for my bright blazer. Neutral does not have to mean dark. White, while appropriate year round, is also more acceptable for the summer season and a great balance to bright colors.

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I actually wore this outfit for working from home last week when we had court via teleconference. Click over here to learn more tips for dressing for video conferences.


Blazer- Banana Republic via Thred Up; option; option; top- Old Navy; pants- JCPenney; option; option; shoes- Payless; option; option; earrings- Kendra Scott; lips- Revlon Balm Stain, sweetheart

I decided to play around with a couple of other bright colored toppers for the same base outfit.

Here an option with a yellow blazer:

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Blazer- JCPenney; option; option; option

With a bright kelly green cardigan

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Cardigan- Amazon (lightweight and perfect for summer)

What’s your favorite bright color?

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I’m featuring office wear less and less these days because my work is either from home or from the field. Starting this week, we are going back to the office one day per week. COVID numbers and increasing cases here just won’t allow everyone to return to the office full time at once so we are taking it slow. That being said, with one day per week in the office, I will likely be getting back into the swing of featuring office and work wear a little more frequently. What is your status? Are you still teleworking? Back to the office? Have you missed the office looks and do you have a need for their return? Please comment or email me so I can give you the content that meets your needs.