Professional Patterns






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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39 comments

  1. Your blazer is stunning!

    xo, Lauryn
    www.lauryncakes.com

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    1. Thank you so much Lauryn!!

      Xo
      Lee

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

    amandabrezovsky.com

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  3. Really loving that blazer! Such a great piece.
    www.amemoryofus.com

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  4. 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

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

      Xo
      Lee

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  5. Cute blazer, love the plaid colors for fall.
    Nora
    www.jacketsociety.com

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    1. 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

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  6. 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
    www.sweatersstripesandsweets.com

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  7. Loving your plaid blazer, you look great.

    http://www.racheldinh.com

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  8. Great tips! I just love this classic jacket. :)

    http://www.kathrineeldridge.com

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

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

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

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  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

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  11. you look stunning in plaid! that blazer is fantastic!

    kelseybang.com

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  12. love the colors of the blazer. So chic
    Irene
    www.thedailylace.com

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

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  13. Awesome blazer! So great with an all black outfit!

    xx, EE
    www.sparkleandslippers.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Elise!! Have a great day!

      XO

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  15. Great looking blazer-- you look perfectly professional!

    Amanda A Good Hue

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

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  17. Great blazer for fall!

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

    Alice
    www.happinessatmidlife.com

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  18. 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.

    https://forsevenseasons.wordpress.com

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    1. Ooo I would love a plaid blazer in those colors - sounds great!

      Xo
      Lee

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