Easy Outfit Upgrade: Pair Stripes with Polka Dots

Spice up conservative workwear with geometric details.

Easy Outfit Upgrade: Pair Stripes with Polka Dots
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Instantly elevate your work wardrobe with a graphic trend that’s both fashionable and office appropriate. By pairing tailored pieces laced with slimming lines and chic polka dots, you’ll elegantly stand out from your predictable pantsuit-clad peers. So take a cue from our fave fashionistas and dress boldly for the boardroom.

Easy Outfit Upgrade: Pair Stripes with Polka Dots
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Trade in your go-to LBD for a printed, well-fitted sheath with strategic pops of color, as demonstrated by Diane Kruger. Although the dress’ abstract pattern is lively, the conservative length is befitting for any networking event. Play up your femininity with a defined waistband and sexy strappy heels.

Easy Outfit Upgrade: Pair Stripes with Polka Dots
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Nail your next presentation with a sophisticated, retro-inspired look perfected by Gwen Stefani. Make the pairing feel corporate by keeping it simple. Stick to a monochromatic palette and tailored separates. Accessorize with a bold watch and red lips and you'll command the room.  

Easy Outfit Upgrade: Pair Stripes with Polka Dots
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Put a trendy twist on casual Fridays in a spotted sweater and leg-lengthening striped leggings. Add polish by layering your knit over a crisp oxford blouse and wearing modern, detailed pumps. You’ll appear effortlessly chic, like Olivia Palermo, and be ready for post-work drinks.

Ready to mix lines and dots yourself? Shop our favorite standout power prints below:

Zara Combined Cuffs Polka Dot Top, $80, at zara.com; ASOS Jersey Peg Trousers, $42, at asos.com; Diane von Furstenberg Tallulah Silk Jersey Wrap, $468, at dvf.com; Banana Republic Skinny Ankle Zip Pant, $90, at bananarepublic.com; White House Black Market ¾ Sleeve Embellished Stripe Sweater, $88, at whitehouseblackmarket.com
Zara Combined Cuffs Polka Dot Top, $80, at zara.com; ASOS Jersey Peg Trousers, $42, at asos.com; Diane von Furstenberg Tallulah Silk Jersey Wrap, $468, at dvf.com; Banana Republic Skinny Ankle Zip Pant, $90, at bananarepublic.comWhite House Black Market ¾ Sleeve Embellished Stripe Sweater, $88, at whitehouseblackmarket.com
(Source: Zara, ASOS, DVF, Banana Republic, White House Black Market)

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