Here's a few outfits from the past week - I've been playing with pairing brights with black in search of the perfect 'business casual' capsule (note: in my company 'business casual' means black jeans. I know, that's super casual, but it truly is what they expect us to wear.)
I've also been playing with pattern mixing just to have fun.
So here's what I've tried.
#1-2 black with lace, pearls and a floral scarf (in #1) The shell under the lace is purple, but I don't think you could tell even in real life - so much for adding that bright.
#3 Instead of black jeans, how about a black asymmetrical sweater with hot pink corduroys? I think it's just as professional looking as the black jeans, personally....
#4 This one was a brights-mixing failure in my book. The skinnies are too tight ( sad face ), and the mixed brights didn't look as intentional as I'd hoped.
#5-6 Valentine's day pattern mixing with floral pants and a window-pane sheer top. I liked it better with the cardigan (in #5). Pardon the tag showing in the picture.
#7 A bright pattern with black. I like this - does it actually work, or am I kidding myself? Is it worthy of putting in my biz-caz capsule?