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What to wear to work: try bright on bright

*Will this outfit work on your body type? All my outfits emphasize flattering an apple shape -wider shoulders/narrow hips. In this picture I am 5’1″ 143lbs. I am petite and also have a high waist and short torso.

What to wear to work- How to Wear Bright on Bright

Bright on bright- it seems excessive and over the top, especially when it comes to what to wear to work, right? Here’s how to pull it off:

  1. Choose two brights maximum if you’re going for no print.
  2. Match your cardigan with your shoes.
  3. Make sure you stick with either two cool bright colors or two warm bright colors. Don’t pair warm with cool.
  4. When you go with bright colors, keep the shapes conservative and classic. I wore a structured high neckline dress and modest length with a non-flowy circle collar cardigan.

For apple shapes, make sure the skirt portion of the dress doesn’t create two parallel lines. The pencil portion of the skirt needs to hug at the knees for the most flattering fit.

Where you can get items similar to what I’m wearing

This is my favorite color and signature color dress. I’m so in love! This color looks great on people who love wearing cool colors. The key to wearing such a bright color when it comes to what to wear for work is to keep the shape conservative: high neckline, not too short (shortest should be right above the knee). A simple, classic sheath dress is the perfect shape.  Here’s a similar dress.  

With a high neckline dress, you also want a classic cardigan that isn’t flowy. You don’t want a cardigan with a very low neckline as well. The perfect shape would be a round neck cardigan like these:

For what to wear to work in terms of footwear, keep the heel low, block or platform for ultimate comfort. Here are several that would work great:

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  • 12 pieces = 35 outfits
  • tips for choosing each piece specific to flattering your shape
  • picture of author wearing each outfit so you can visualize the items on an apple shape
  • item links for budget conscious women

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