Five High-Fashion Motifs Made Office-Appropriate

Local fashion experts on the spring’s best trends.



A splashy floral print attracts the right amount of attention worn unexpectedly below the ankles. Randi Mid Heel Pumps, $79, Lands’ End; www.landsend.com  

A mint-colored bag with room for your daily essentials is surprisingly versatile, with gold hardware to toughen it up. Small Classic Q Fran Shopper (Marc by Marc Jacobs), $448, Nordstrom; www.shop.nordstrom.com  

Swap out your worn-to-death black blazer for a sunny sky-blue version to affect a fresh, but still-sophisticated look. Marci Blazer, $249, Club Monaco, White Plains; www.clubmonaco.com

Wear with something more subdued, and in a perfect-fit silhouette to avoid drowning in a bold design. Printed Asymmetric Skirt, $69.90, Zara; www.zara.com/us  

 Natural-toned python is the perfect new neutral: easy to match with, lint-obscuring, and effortlessly chic in an elegant wide-leg shape. Aella Urban Jungle collection (pre-fall); www.aella.co for info