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March 24, 2015

Spring Color: Straight Forward and Office Ready

While playing with color can often feel tricky for the work place, this season it’s easier than ever. Why? Unlike pastels and rainbow colors of springs past, this spring is all about the classic colors of nature (check out “Clothes & Conversation” this week for the break down on those). The calm blues and steadfast greens are perfect pairings to linen suits, cotton sport coats and trousers, and seasonless wools. Shades of tan and greys are also important, and what isn’t more office right than that?
Let us know what you think in the comments below. Check back tomorrow (Wednesday) for the best ways to incorporate some spring color into your after 5 looks and Thursday for the top casual picks. Whatever the occasion, we’ve got you covered.
http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/canali-classic-fit-nailhead-wool-suit/3967419
This classic fit, light blue wool suit has a subtle nailhead pattern, which just means the fabric is woven to create a nail or pin head pattern and texture that really shows off the color and impeccable tailoring of this Canali Italian suit. It offers an ideal alternative to your dark suits for the spring and summer that is just as suitable for any important daytime meetings. The lightweight Italian wool has a silky feel and is comfortable in warm weather. A crisp white spread collar looks great with the light blue wool. Add a light blue pattern tie and a white pocket square to finish the outfit.
http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/boss-hugo-boss-miles-sharp-fit-check-dress-shirt/3997202 BOSS Hugo Boss - Miles Sharp Fit Check Dress Shirt
BOSS Hugo Boss - Miles Sharp Fit Check Dress Shirt
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BOSS Hugo Boss - Miles Sharp Fit Check Dress Shirt
Miles Sharp Fit Check Dress Shirt
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Sold by: Nordstrom

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It is quite acceptable today to wear a traditional business suit with a dress shirt and no tie. This look is best when done with a vibrant pattern shirt - it makes a fashion statement rather than looking like you just forgot to wear a tie with your basic blue or white shirt. This contemporary fitting pink and white check spread collar shirt from Hugo Boss will add a seasonal pop to your grey, blue or tan office suits and sport coats. Yes, we are fans of a strong pink for the season. This shirt also looks great with a tie though – just make sure it is solid or mostly solid to avoid fighting with the shirt’s strong check pattern.
https://www.jcrew.com/browse/single_product_detail.jsp?PRODUCT%3C%3Eprd_id=845524441840388&FOLDER%3C%3Efolder_id=282574488339245&nav_type=PRMNAV&bmUID=kMCZFoN J.Crew - Ludlow Délavé Italian Linen Suit Jacket
J.Crew - Ludlow Délavé Italian Linen Suit Jacket
A linen suit is an office staple for summer and this washed grey color from J.Crew is a fresh take on the fabric for the season. The lightweight linen is from Italy, and it is washed and dyed to give it a faded and worn in look that is very modern, while still being completely work appropriate. The fit is J.Crew’s contemporary, slimmer fit that works really well with the fabric. (And is sold as separates, both of which can be purchased through the ‘shop it’ button.) Complete the suit with a white button up shirt and a pop color solid knit tie.
http://www.hugoboss.com/us/%27the-smith%27-regular-fit%2C-italian-virgin-wool-blend-sport-coat/hbna50287777.html BOSS Hugo Boss - The Smith Italian Virgin Wool Blend Sport Coat
BOSS Hugo Boss - The Smith Italian Virgin Wool Blend Sport Coat
A bright blue plaid is a work ready way to add color to your office wardrobe, especially when it’s in this classic fitting Hugo Boss sport coat. The linen and wool fabric blend is from Tesse, one of Italy’s finest mills, creating a jacket that has the texture of linen with the durability of wool. Once you click through the ‘shop it’ button, you can also see the faux suede elbow patches that add a stylishly rugged touch. We suggest pairing this sport coat with charcoal or navy wool dress pants, a white shirt and solid darker blue tie. For a casual day though, it looks great with a pair of dark wash jeans, a white shirt and antique brown leather brogues.
http://www.jmclaughlin.com/tate-sweater-2.html?color=1662 J. McLaughlin - Tate Sweater
J. McLaughlin - Tate Sweater
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J. McLaughlin - Tate Sweater
Tate Sweater
J. McLaughlin
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With pops of green showing up everywhere this season, J. McLaughlin’s cotton sweater is a great way to bring it in to your office outfit. The classic fit looks great with your neutral tan, stone or white twill pants and a blue check button up shirt. It’s a great no-fuss look for a more casual workday.
http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/robert-talbott-classic-fit-three-button-blazer/3998784 Robert Talbott - Classic Fit Three Button Blazer
Robert Talbott - Classic Fit Three Button Blazer
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Robert Talbott - Classic Fit Three Button Blazer
Classic Fit Three Button Blazer
Robert Talbott
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The soft construction of Robert Talbott’s deep tan sport coat works perfectly with the silk and linen fabric, creating a polished finishing piece for an office casual look. It looks stylish with dark wash jeans, but stone twill pants and charcoal wool pants look just as dapper. You can’t go wrong by pairing it with a solid white shirt, but we suggest playing with color and also wearing it with a lavender check button up shirt.
http://www.ledbury.com/products/the-navy-and-blue-thompson-alden Ledbury - The Navy and Blue Thompson Tattersall Alden Shirt
Ledbury - The Navy and Blue Thompson Tattersall Alden Shirt
The combination of blues in this Ledbury check shirt is another great way to bring some warm weather color to your work day look. The aqua shade adds just the right amount of pop to your grey, tan, or navy suit or sport coat on days when a tie is not needed. It also looks good with jeans and a tan, cream, black or washed red cotton sweater. Best of all, it is available in both a classic and contemporary fit, so it’s an easy choice for every gent.
http://www.neimanmarcus.com/Paul-Smith-Neon-Twist-Stripe-Socks-Light-Blue/prod177960065_cat52390742__/p.prod Paul Smith - Neon Twist Stripe Socks
Paul Smith - Neon Twist Stripe Socks
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Paul Smith - Neon Twist Stripe Socks
Neon Twist Stripe Socks
Paul Smith
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No matter how conservative or bold you are, socks are an excellent way to add color to an office outfit. And Paul Smith does a stripe like no other. The sky blue background with the bright orange stripe works well with all your neutral cotton pants and jeans. Keep the shoe simple, like a plain toe oxford or loafer, and let these socks do all the talking.
http://www.barneys.com/roda-paisley-pocket-square-503926934.html Roda - Paisley Pocket Square
Roda - Paisley Pocket Square
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Roda - Paisley Pocket Square
Paisley Pocket Square
Roda
Sold by: Barneys New York

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Another simple accessory that is a great place to do color is a pocket square. This washed green, purple and white paisley pattern from Rods bring an updated finish to any neutral grey, tan or navy suit or sport coat.
 

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