If we let it, work wear can get really boring really fast. Lucky for us, steering clear of the work wear blues can be as easy as mixing things up — literally. Mixing different prints is a great way to add a little spice to your daily outfits while staying in line with your office’s dress attire.
First, pick an office-appropriate print or theme, like stripes, geometric patterns, or florals. Then, play with varying the color or size of the print for the separates. Keeping your prints in the same color family can also be an easy way to make sure they complement each other, like this chic outfit from J.Crew. Both the top and trouser are appropriate for the workplace but the polka dots add some personality, don't you think?
J.Crew Collection Embellished Poplin Shell, $250; J.Crew Collection Dot Foulard Trouser, $395, both available at J.Crew.