Hue’s the Boss?

2015 should be known as the year of color. And when it comes to work wear, color saturation has the market cornered. These vivid pieces help whoever is wearing them command the room, but are not so bold that they wear you.

Classiques Entier yellow gold canvas trench coat, $458: Nordstrom. Karen Miller orange sheath dress, $250:  Karen Miller.  Robert Lee Morris gold cuff, $60: Macy’s.   Round hammered earrings, $8: Aldo.
Classiques Entier yellow gold canvas trench coat, $458: Nordstrom.
Karen Miller orange sheath dress, $250: Karen Miller.
Robert Lee Morris gold cuff, $60: Macy’s.
Round hammered earrings, $8: Aldo.

When you were a little girl, what was your favorite dress? The somber black one? The conservative navy one? I’m betting not. More than likely it was bright and cheery. Just because we are grown-ups doesn’t mean we have to discard the fun of color.

Calvin Klein turquoise dress, $134 and square cuff, $48: Macy’s. Square ring, $18: Dillard’s.  Geometric earrings, $20: Guess.  Steve Madden heels, $99: Steve Madden.
Calvin Klein turquoise dress, $134 and square cuff, $48: Macy’s.
Square ring, $18: Dillard’s.
Geometric earrings, $20: Guess.
Steve Madden heels, $99: Steve Madden.
Neon orange dress, $137: Bebe.  Classiques Entier deep rose coat, $328: Nordstrom. Coral clutch, $45: Aldo.  Gold cuffs and earrings, $16-$48: Macy’s.
Neon orange dress, $137: Bebe.
Classiques Entier deep rose coat, $328: Nordstrom.
Coral clutch, $45: Aldo.
Gold cuffs and earrings, $16-$48: Macy’s.

Women of all ages should experiment with color. If you’ve been playing the neutral wardrobe game for years, testing the hued waters will be challenging, exciting, and maybe even scary. But you’ll be surprised at the positive reactions you receive when you break out of the all-black habit.

Calvin Klein deep purple dress, $89: Macy’s. Robert Lee Morris choker, $48: Dillard’s.  Layered cuffs, $12: Aldo.  Silver ring: stylist’s own.
Calvin Klein deep purple dress, $89: Macy’s.
Robert Lee Morris choker, $48: Dillard’s.
Layered cuffs, $12: Aldo.
Silver ring: stylist’s own.
Lafayette jacket, $448 and pants, $278: Neiman Marcus. Vince Camuto scarf, $48, Robert Lee Moon earrings, $35 and Vince Camuto coral heels, $84: Dillard’s. Wide silver cuff, $34 and narrow silver cuffs, $32 each: Macy’s.
Lafayette jacket, $448 and pants, $278: Neiman Marcus.
Vince Camuto scarf, $48, Robert Lee Moon earrings, $35 and Vince Camuto coral heels, $84: Dillard’s.
Wide silver cuff, $34 and narrow silver cuffs, $32 each: Macy’s.

 

Shot on location at the offices of Downtown Dallas, Inc. Visit DowntownDallas.com to plan your fun visit to the city.

By Abby Hoeffner 

Photography by Randy Anderson

Follow the team who made the magic of this shoot happen on Instagram.

Photographer: Randy Anderson @rander4370

Model: Kelly Gillespie @kellygillespie

Stylist: Deborah Pointer @pointersister

Hair and Makeup: Gary Parson @mrpmakeupman

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