You’ve boarded the print train and found yourself a fab pencil skirt to spice up your workwear. Now what? Your crisp white button-up is always office-approved for pairing with prints, but there are a bevy of other tops to try as well to get the most out of your skirt.
Read on for some new and improved top options for your printed skirts.
Solid: Yes. Boring: No.
You like to stick to solids, and that’s okay! A solid top is always a great choice for a printed skirt and won’t steer you wrong. Want to add seasonal color? A bold primary hue will really shine bright against a black and white printed skirt while, pastels are a subtle step up from your neutrals with similar impact. For colored printed skirts, choose a top that’s the same color as one of the shades in the skirt to create a cohesive look.
Mix Your Prints
Yes, you can mix prints at work. Pattern play is right on trend, so feel free to add it to your office attire. Florals and stripes, dot prints and plaids, gingham abstracts—they all work with the right styling. Be sure they share at least one color and always think about varying print sizes in your combo. If you want your skirt to be the stand-out star, make sure the print of the shirt is smaller than the print on the skirt.
Take It To The Weekend
Get the most bang for your buck by working that print on the weekend! The key? Look to more casual tops. Looser lightweight sweaters let you play with proportion, while a cool half-tucked graphic tee gives you a touch of edge. Chambray instantly gives your skirt a laid-back feel as does a denim jacket over a white tank.
Accessorize with Purpose
Use your accessories to bring out the best in your bold print. Wear neutral prints with colorful shoes to brighten up your look or keep it all neutral from head to toe for a clean, modern look. Statement jewelry brings some drama to your face for balance. Office layers like blazers and cardigans are timeless, but a bomber or moto jacket takes your printed skirt to the next level and maintains that workwear polish.
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