Gone are the days when women had to go to work looking frumpy, in ill-fitting clothing to make the men around them feel comfortable. Boring, unflattering clothing has been reinvented with powerful, yet feminine fits to suit the strong women that wear them. In celebration of International Women’s Month, and all the boss women out there, I have partnered with banana republic to show you how to look powerful yet feminine in your work clothes. Banana Republic has always been a go-to for me, especiallyÂ when it comes to my workwear. Their pieces are modern and effortless, a great match for the modern woman.
To show you how Banana Republic clothing can elevate your work wardrobe, I have created two outfits that highlight two of the springs hottest fashion trends; plaid and polka dots. Both looks are feminine, yet powerful. By pairing the right details, and a boss attitude to match, these looks prove that you can look your best, and feel your best in what you were to work. Shop the looks 50% off for Banana Republic’s Friends and Family event. Use code: BRFAMILY
The Trend: Plaid
How to pull it off:Most fashion critics predicted plaid would phase out before the end of winter, boy did they get it wrong. The only thing bigger than plaid this spring season is the plaid suit. There is something about plaid that makes it alluring, hence it’s not going anywhere this spring season. The print itself has a masculine/powerful vibe, and when combined with a beautiful feminine silhouette such as a fitted double breasted blazer, you get the perfect feminine yet powerful piece. For this outfit, I paired two contrasting plaid prints to create the illusion of a suit. This works because both pieces are in the same color-way and plaid print. The contrasting plaid patterns also soften the look, creating a chic, sophisticated and strong work outfit.
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The Trend: Polka dots
How to pull it off:Polka dots are absolutely beautiful. They are pretty, feminine, and in my opinion perfect for work. To create my ideal feminine, yet powerful work outfit featuring polka dots, I paired this pretty skirt with a light grey knit sweater. The two items pair beautifully. This outfit is perfect for a woman who is confident, in charge, and not afraid to wear what makes her look and feel beautiful. This look is perfect for work or play.
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Thank you Banana Republic for partnering on this post
Will you be adding plaid and polka dots to your work clothes this spring season? Let me know with your comments below!Â