Floral 1 (Business)

Florals for the 50's, 60's & 70's

Floral for the 50’s, 60’s & 70’s: The Business Version

Quote of the day: “To change your reality you have to change your inner thoughts.” David Bohm

Of course once the spring months come along we start thinking of adding floral pieces to our outfits.  Just don’t forget, in this age of very few fashion rules, these floral items can certainly be worn all year long.  Some floral pieces assuredly look more light and bright and thus conjures up images of warmth and sunshine. Even if you’re not a flower girl (like me)—there is always something for everyone.  For this series of discussions, I’ll show off floral pieces such as shoes, a jacket and a skirt—all worn differently for different occasions!  In this post, I’ll tailor the feminine print to be office appropriate.

Florals for the 50's. 60's. 70's Florals for the 50's. 60's. 70's

50’s Outfit: I know, I know….I didn’t need anymore shoes.  But what’s a girl to do when Kohl’s has their 30% off sale?  Besides they are a perfect way to add a little color into the monotony of work clothes.  And totally appropriate since if you’re sitting at a desk, they only peek out occasionally!

Shoes: Kohls (similar here)~~Pants: Elliot Lauren (similar here)~~Blazer: Ann Taylor (similar here)~~Shirt: Banana Republic (similar here)~~Necklace: (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)

Florals for the 50's. 60's. 70's Florals for the 50's. 60's. 70's

60’s Outfit: Wearing almost any structured jacket is befitting for the office, especially since the flowers on this jacket are relatively subtle.

Jacket: Chicos (similar here)~~Blouse: Chicos (similar here)~~Pants: Express (similar here)~~Shoes: BCBG (similar here)~~Necklace: (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)

Florals for the 50's. 60's. 70's Florals for the 50's. 60's. 70's

70’s Outfit: The idea of a floral skirt may not seem business proper; however, don’t you think the button down blouse, jacket & heels make it so?

Skirt: Mom made it (similar here)~~Jacket: Liz Wear (similar here)~~Blouse: mom made it (similar here)~~Shoes: Nordstrom (similar here)~~Necklace: (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)

Thanks for visiting my styling blog!  Have you ever worn floral to the office?

Photography by Kari Strand Photography

Here’s some floral blouses that I think would look great under a work jacket:

  • Kathleen McDermott

    All nice. The blouses definitely make Nancy’s and Charlotte’s outfits business appropriate. Your outfit is very tailored and the pretty floral blouse and shoes soften it up. I would add a sparkly flower pin to the lapel!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      That’s such a good idea—I wasn’t wearing brooches much until the last year or so!! And I’m so glad I started—they add so much to our outfits, I think!

  • I am loving those shoes,

  • I love all these looks – especially the last one. Adorable skirt!

  • Floral is a must this time of year, you all look fab@

  • Maureen

    I have shoes like yours! They’re fun…and yes vi wear to work.

  • Okay…I really need to find a pair of floral shoes!!! LOVE yours!

    • There really are some cute ones out there!! I’m highlighting a bunch on Saturday!!!

      • Can’t wait to see! I have found some at the thrift store but not my size. 🙁