Personal Style for 2010: Wearing Wild Accessories to Work


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On the weekends do you love wearing metal studded leather cuffs with your denim? Hot pink tights under your skirts?  Many of us work in professions where the office environment is more conservative then our own personal style.  Today we want to take a look at high-impact accessories and identify which ones you can wear to the office.

Some of us just love color, from neon to the perfect shade of pink. We can’t help but add it to our outfits. You don’t need to lose this signature, just tone it down. Try a traditional shoe, with a pop of color.  We found this pair below in grey tweed with taxi cab yellow piping.  Since you don’t carry your handbag all day, your wallet can be a great place for impact.  This Kate Spade wallet is secure with a zip-around closure. The Lucky Brand hobo bag pops any outfit in a fun and vibrant iris hue.

Pops of Color

Taxi Confessions HeelsKate Spade Wallet; Lucky Suede Hobo Bag

Edgy punk can be harder to pull off but there are also subtle places to incorporate this look. Try a scarf with chain link details. This one has reptile print as well.  There are many options when it comes to leather cuffs.  Softer details can still make an impact. We love this Rebecca Minkoff style in cream. For feminine edge try mixing chains with pearls.

Chains and Studs

Sabina Les ScarfRebecca Minkoff CuffStella & Dot Necklace

Adding glitz and glamour is one of the top trends, featuring sequins and oversized jewelry. We played up these details during the holidays but you can also carry them into the New Year.  Look for styles with small accents around the neckline or down the placket like this yellow cardigan. As for accessories, try statement necklaces with more basic blouses. You can also work in a skinny metallic belt for that extra hint of shine.  Never underestimate your shoes when featuring a trend; this style has a shimmering stud layout over the toe.

Glitz and Glamour

Yellow Population CardiganSkinny BeltBallet FlatTriple Layer Necklace

At Workchic we get asked all the time how to incorporate personal style into a work wardrobe. Accessories are a great way to do this.  Its 2010 — look chic, professional, and exude your own personal style for the New Year. Happy Shopping!