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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
professional!  

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

    • Lee T November 12, 2015 / 3:42 am

      Thank you so much Lauryn!!

      Xo
      Lee

  1. Amanda Brezovsky November 9, 2015 / 1:05 pm

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

    amandabrezovsky.com

    • Lee T November 12, 2015 / 3:43 am

      Thanks Amanda!!

    • Lee T November 12, 2015 / 3:43 am

      Thank you Darcy!!!

  2. Alicia Rodriguez November 9, 2015 / 3:27 pm

    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

    • Lee T November 12, 2015 / 3:44 am

      Thanks Alicia! I would totally try out a printed blazer – they can be a really fun addition to your work wear!

      Xo
      Lee

    • Lee T November 12, 2015 / 3:45 am

      Thanks Jacqueline!

    • Lee T November 12, 2015 / 3:46 am

      Thanks Nora! I love all things plaid this time of year, so getting to work it into my office wardrobe with this blazer was awesome!

      Xo

  3. Marta November 10, 2015 / 4:48 pm

    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.
    Marta
    http://www.sweatersstripesandsweets.com

    • Lee T November 12, 2015 / 3:49 am

      Thank you so much Marta!

    • Lee T November 12, 2015 / 3:49 am

      Thank you Rachel!

    • Lee T November 12, 2015 / 3:49 am

      Thanks so much Kathrine! Thank you for stopping by! <3

    • Lee T November 12, 2015 / 3:50 am

      You are so welcome!! I'm glad you like them. Thanks for stopping by Hanna!

    • Lee T November 12, 2015 / 3:51 am

      Thanks Amy!!

    • Lee T November 12, 2015 / 3:51 am

      Thank you so much Kelsey!

    • Lee T November 12, 2015 / 3:52 am

      Thank you Irene! Hope you are having a good week!

    • Lee T November 19, 2015 / 8:38 pm

      Thanks Elise!! Have a great day!

      XO

    • Lee T November 19, 2015 / 8:41 pm

      Thanks Amanda!!

  4. Garaytreasures November 13, 2015 / 4:02 am

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

    • Lee T November 19, 2015 / 8:43 pm

      Aw thanks so much Rach!!!

    • Lee T November 19, 2015 / 8:45 pm

      Thank you Alice!

    • Lee T November 19, 2015 / 8:46 pm

      Ooo I would love a plaid blazer in those colors – sounds great!

      Xo
      Lee

    • Lee T November 19, 2015 / 8:47 pm

      Thanks Tatum!

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