As I transition from college into the workforce in San Francisco, I often find myself looking at the weather forecast and wondering how I can inject a little bit of sunshine into my working wardrobe when the fog rolls in from the Bay. It can be tempting to reach for the dark greys, blacks, and browns of fall and winter when the weather doesn’t feel very summery, but it is possible to convey a summery vibe while still be work-appropriate. Whenever I need a bit of inspiration, I look to Kate Spade New York for delicious brights and patterns that always cheer me up.
Kate Spade New York can always be trusted to do preppy, bright, and cheerful designs well. I absolutely adore the skirt of this outfit, which is crisp and professional while still managing to convey a sense of summertime ease and fun. The bold green with the pop of pattern at the collar is right on trend, while the navy blazer grounds the look for those who might think the skirt and top on their own are just a bit too much.
Too much for you all together? Good news: you can easily mix and match each piece in this Kate Spade New York outfit with subtler pieces to create a more subdued look. Pair the yellow with a crisp white or black top, toss the green shirt on with white pants or dark jeans, and wear the navy jacket with your favorite pencil skirt. The best news, though? The entire look is now on sale at Nordstrom, so act fast before these bright and cheerful pieces are gone!