Professional Patterns

November 8, 2015

Similar Blazer // Pants // Wedges // Similar Necklace, (2) // Handbag
photography by: jayjay photography

This plaid blazer is a few years old, and every fall I find myself reaching for it again. Incorporating prints and patterns into your work wardrobe is a great way to update your look and embrace the trends of the season. Below are my tips for how to wear patterns to work. Before I get to that though; I have some announcements for you:

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Tips for Wearing Patterns at Work:

1. Stick with one color scheme 

You’ll notice with this outfit the plaid is in wine shades with hints of black. The rest of my outfit is therefore black.

2. Stick with one pattern at a time  

If you are wearing a patterned blazer, generally stick with a solid colored blouse. Print mixing is awesome; but rarely will it work for the office.

3. Pick a feature item 

Your patterned item should be the focus of your outfit. Don’t let the rest of your outfit compete with it- that can look too “busy” for the corporate world. My personal favourite item for patterns, are blazers.

4. Experiment with pattern size 

Depending on the pattern, you may find that a smaller print or a larger print looks more professional. Once you’ve picked a pattern
you want (say, polka dot); find a large print and a small print and try them on with the rest of your outfit – you’ll often find one feels more

Have a great Monday everyone. I’ll be busy with back to back meetings today, but that will make a nice change from being in court all day!

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38 comments so far.

38 responses to “Professional Patterns”

  1. In love with this blazer Lee!! Perfect for fall and thr work place. The colors are beautiful.

  2. Darcy says:

    Really loving that blazer! Such a great piece.

  3. That is such a cute blazer and so perfect for fall. I love the colors. I have never tried a printed blazer but I might look for one now.

    Alicia | Between the Pearls

  4. Love your blazer! Perfect for fall!
    Stylin In St. Louis

  5. Cute blazer, love the plaid colors for fall.

  6. Marta says:

    Great blazer & perfect work look! I like your tips for work appropriate outfits it's sometimes a challenge to find the right balance. Thanks for stopping by today.

  7. Rachel Dinh says:

    Loving your plaid blazer, you look great.

  8. Great tips! I just love this classic jacket. 🙂

  9. Hanna Lei says:

    I LOVE this look. Thanks for the tips! –Hanna Lei

  10. Totally digging the plaid blazer. Such a great piece! I can see why you reach for it each year.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  11. Kelsey Bang says:

    you look stunning in plaid! that blazer is fantastic!

  12. love the colors of the blazer. So chic

  13. Elise Von E says:

    Awesome blazer! So great with an all black outfit!

    xx, EE

  14. Great looking blazer– you look perfectly professional!

    Amanda A Good Hue

  15. I just love the confidence exuberating here, lovely blazer.
    Thank you for linking up to "Bloggers Who Have Inspired Me"
    Rachel xo
    Garay Treasures

  16. Alice Warren says:

    Great blazer for fall!

    Thank you for joining TBT Fashion link up and hope to see you next week. Have a great weekend!


  17. I have a green and black plaid blazer that I feel the same way about. I wear it all the time! Love the colours in yours.

  18. Tatum Riley says:

    LOVE the plaid blazer, so chic <3


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