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Splurge or save: Work outfit with colour

From designer picks to discounted pieces, here's how to get this vibrant office-ready ensemble on any salary

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The Trend: Work outfit with colour

If you can wear denim to work consider yourself lucky. For you, jumping on this season’s hot colour trend is as simple as throwing on a pair of pretty pink jeans with a yellow t-shirt and prancing out the door. For those of us with an office dress code that’s a tad more conservative, we need to get a bit creative when crushing on this craze.

One chic way to infuse colour into a weekday outfit is to choose a clean cut pencil skirt in a soft shade (like yellow). Slim and streamline, the sleek piece will add a little colour punch to your look while keeping the overall feel formal. For an additional hit, you can step up your style with a bold statement necklace and bright red tote. Go one step further with your footwear and add a leopard print heel. 

Splurge:

Tailored wool-blend pencil skirt, L’Wren Scott, $1,430

Rilis White Cotton Button-Down Shirt, Theory, $215

Pigalle 100 Pumps,  Christian Louboutin, $755

Painted Jewels Necklace, Kate Spade, $198

Irving Place Nadine Bag, Kate Spade, $528

Grand Total: $3,123

Save:

Belted Slim Skirt, Jacob, was $50, now $40

Jones New York Signature Button-Front Shirt, The Bay, $70

Mease Pump in Brown, Aldo, was $110, now $53

Orange – Coral Bubble Statement Necklace, Etsy, $49

Borruso Bag, Call It Spring, was $35, now $25

Grand Total: $237