J.Crew blazer + flats, J.Crew Factory skirt (similar), Ann Taylor blouse (similar), Louis Vuitton handbag

With the weather warming up the last few days in Charlotte, I decided to pull out one of my most colorful and bold work outfits. This paisley pencil skirt (last seen here) is truly a stunner piece, but had me wondering if it was perhaps too bold for my conservative office, and also if the patterned bottom made me look wider.



I’ve discussed the issue of conservatism in corporate offices before, and this skirt throws caution to the wind with regards to that. It is slightly tighter than I normally go, and with an all-over print, it definitely says “look at me!” But aside from the work-related issue, my primary concern was whether it was flattering. After looking at these photos I think the print works quite well. When worn with neutrals the high waist fit and body-hugging silhouette actually do great things for my lower half.



What are your thoughts on the patterned skirt for the office? For those with bigger bottom halves?