I (Jen) believe that having an office job is no excuse to throw fashion out the window, and I love the challenge of finding ways to incorporate current trends into professional attire. Just because you might be spending your summer behind a computer screen, doesn’t mean you can’t do so in style, right? Take this look for example: it’s right on trend with crazy bright neon, but take away the color and it is still a perfectly appropriate pencil skirt and top. Currently interviewing for jobs? I think this is an amazing way to stand out among a sea of other applicants! I wore this outfit to a meeting with a publicist, and on set for a segment of Bethenny Frankel’s new talk show, and both times it was a total hit. Keep reading for some tips on how to pull this look off, plus product info!

If you are going head-to-toe neon, I recommend keeping your pieces in the same color family.  Too many contrasting brights can look busy and overwhelming. For a more subtle look, pair this neon skirt with a neutral top, like a drapey black tee or white button-down.

When tucking shirts in, I always wear a belt.  Not only does it create a more flattering waist definition, but it covers that awkward area where shirts tend to bunch up.

My outfit might be loud and fun, but my shoes are all business!  Keep shoes neutral so they don’t compete with the brighter elements.

J. Crew pencil skirt, J. Crew cotton tee, Zara heelsZara clutch, Kate Spade necklace, vintage belt


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Comments (19)
  1. 1
    Lindsey July 12, 2012 at 12:23 pm

    I LOVE this!

    -Lindsey
    Et tu, tutu?

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    Georgina July 12, 2012 at 12:30 pm

    Wonderful tips! Thank you 🙂

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  3. 3
    Charlotte July 12, 2012 at 12:34 pm

    amazing colors 🙂 love the skirt!

    chocolatefashioncoffee.blogspot.com

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    Jessica Ellingsworth July 12, 2012 at 1:05 pm

    I’ve been totally apprehensive about the neon trend, but this ensemble is extremely cute! I love how it all looks together!

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    Maya July 12, 2012 at 1:26 pm

    I would love for you to come to my office and give a speech based on the first two sentences of this post!

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    Laura Trevey July 12, 2012 at 2:16 pm

    Love the bright colors ~ they look fabulous!!

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    Courtney July 12, 2012 at 8:54 pm

    That belt advice is golden! I wish I’d thought of that a long time ago. I have a shirt very much like that, but neon yellow is not a color I would have thought to pair with it. Thank you for all of the inspiration!

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    Mercedes July 13, 2012 at 6:14 am

    What nail color are you wearing? And which are your favorite nail polish and colors? Love the outfit!

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    Coco Belle Photography July 13, 2012 at 9:56 am

    Love the skirt and necklace!

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  10. 10
    Ashleigh July 13, 2012 at 12:05 pm

    Very nice look! xo

    http://www.thedaileigh.com

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    Molly July 13, 2012 at 12:58 pm

    Love the feature Jen and couldn’t agree more – just because you’re working in an office doesn’t mean you have to dress in dark colors & frumpy clothes! xoxo

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    Yuliya July 15, 2012 at 7:06 am

    Great look 🙂
    Bisous
    Yu’

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  13. 13
    Camille Styles July 15, 2012 at 6:44 pm

    Agreed – Jen’s post *almost* makes me wish that I had to dress up in office attire every day… if I could always look THIS chic, that is!

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