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9 to 5 style – How to Wear Gingham to the Office

Wearing gingham in a conservative office setting can be tricky, but Jennie and I are showing you how to wear gingham to the office in this month’s edition of 9 to 5 Style.


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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shirt- JCrew Factory option 

pants- JCPenney option  option

shoes- Lifestride option

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I have always been hesitant to wear this gingham button up to the office. It appeals to me as more of a casual shirt as worn here. 

However, adding a structured blazer, dress pants, and faux pearls gave it the business vibes it needed to be worn to the office.  Don’t ever discount a pattern or piece as not being office appropriate. Well, some things are, but depending on what you pair an item with, it may just become office appropriate.

Gingham is classic print so it only needs a few considerations to make it part of an office outfit.

Wearing gingham in classic cuts and pieces like a button up shirt, pencil skirts or classic ankle pants can help make it office appropriate. Tone it down by pairing it with solid neutral colors like this navy blazer.

In cooler months, you can layer it under a solid sweater for another office look.

I hope you guys had a great weekend. I also want to welcome my new Bloglovin followers. I hope you find inspiration here.

Have a great week! How would you wear gingham to the office? Be sure to check out Jennie’s post.