Monday 24 July 2017

How can I work a colourful look and keep it professional?

Paper bag trousers, €60 Warehouse www.warehouse.co.uk; Silk tangerine shirt, €235 Equipment, BT2 www.bt2.ie; Buckle strap sandals, €160, Michael Kors, Brown Thomas www.brownthomas.ie; Avocado leather bag, €195, Furla,
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Paper bag trousers, €60 Warehouse www.warehouse.co.uk; Silk tangerine shirt, €235 Equipment, BT2 www.bt2.ie; Buckle strap sandals, €160, Michael Kors, Brown Thomas www.brownthomas.ie; Avocado leather bag, €195, Furla, Arnotts www.arnotts.ie

Roxanne Parker

I'd like to inject some colour into my work wardrobe. How can I try this summer's brights without looking unprofessional?

The trick is to balance out summer's hot hues with some neutral tones to soften the shock of an otherwise very bold trend.

Beige is a great base for brights and luckily there are lots of sandy-toned basics around this season as nude tones are this summer's other big fashion story.

Anchor your outfit with basic beige pants then inject a jolt of colour.

Equipment's colourful silk man-style shirts stocked in BT2 are gorgeous and as they are beautifully tailored they will still look the business despite their dazzling shades.

Try a little colour clashing with a bold handbag; emerald green works wonders with tangerine and beige.

Finally, keep your shoes neutral to elongate your legs -- these smart sandals may be peep-toe but the heels make them boardroom friendly -- but remember flip flops are always an office no-go no matter what colour they may be!

Irish Independent

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