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How To: Make Your Work Wardrobe Pop

By Team LAD

This summer, fashion is going bold, with rich colors and fun patterns to brighten up your go-to workwear. But if you struggle to imagine yourself rocking racing red stripes and floral prints in the office, you’re probably not alone. Thankfully, with these few styling tips, you can enjoy the season’s boldest looks and turn heads– without getting any side-eye from your boss.

  1. Pair with Neutrals. If you’re worried your new favorite button down might seem a little outlandish in the office, tone down the look by pairing it with some balanced neutrals. For example, you can pair grey pants like the Weekend Chino with the Poppy Shirt or Amazon Shirt. Choosing a neutral pant in the same color family will quiet the bold floral print while maintaining a contemporary and sophisticated overall look.
  2. Add Structure. When in doubt, layer. Layering your bold shirt under a structured jacket or cardigan will make the color more approachable, and add an air of professionalism. Try styling the Beacon Shirt in Racing Red (or Windsurf if you're a little color shy) under a grey blazer for a look that’s both inspired and office appropriate.
  3. Go small. Struggling with serious office culture? Sneak in some summer fun with a subtle print in a neutral color scheme. The Tidal Shirt is one of our favorites– the small surfer pattern will have you feeling like a carefree beach bum while looking like an office professional.

Ready to put some pop into your wardrobe? Check out a few of our office-appropriate summer favorites:

For the bold…the Huntington Shirt in Blue Marine: featuring a 90’s-inspired multicolor palm print, this short-sleeve is guaranteed to bring some serious fun– from the dunes to your desk.

For the colorful…the Das Shirt in Windsurf: The Das is a classic, but its old-school check is born anew this season in a bold, beachy color.

For the classic...the Skipper Popover Shirt in Windsurf: From its unique collar to its sketchy, striped print, this shirt is the definition of ‘casual cool.’


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