Summer to Fall: Work Friendly Blues Go Bold

Thursday, August 08, 2013

--By Kim Moshtaghi

Dark blues are such a wonderful alternative to turquoise for the fall. Royal blues and the navy blue carry an undeniable boldness and power. It is no wonder why people love sapphire.

Being fashion forward while working can be tough, so my features today are work friendly blues. Don’t shun this vibrant color -- let it exude power into your workday.

Banana Republic’s high-neckline blue peplum dress is great for a work event. I have this dress and I love that it looks flattering yet conservative. It accentuates the female body without hugging it too tight. When you wear this to any work function, I’m sure you will not offend anyone. During the fall, pair this with a deep burgundy shawl, matching lips, a French twist hair do, and some red strappy shoes or patent leather pumps.

Banana Republic Blue Ponte Peplum Dress

→ Buy the Banana Republic Blue Ponte Peplum Dress, $140.00, at

Didn’t think I would find a blue necklace? Think again. Accessories rule my closet. This out of this world floral necklace bursts with a couple shades of blue. It’s a striking piece to showcase. Liven up those white collared shirts with this big statement necklace.

Banana Republic Dahlia Burst Necklace

→ Buy the Banana Republic Dahlia Burst Necklace, $89.50, at

Do you think a pair of simple studs will suffice? Tory Burch’s elegant blue and gold studs will keep your ears well equipped without pulling on them. These Tory Burch studs are similar to the classic Bvlgari design, but without the enormous price tag.

Tory Burch Cole Enamel Stud Earrings

→ Buy the Tory Burch Cole Enamel Stud Earrings, $68.00, at

Keeping it in the accessory family, Tory Burch’s Normandy blue quilted, slouchy bag is to die for. It’s an everyday bag with lots of space, yet it doesn’t look like a mom bag. It’s perfect for work. The quilted pattern gives the simple design a bit of flair and the drawstrings make it readily accessible. This bag makes it easy to keep fashionable, while remaining chic and convenient for our everyday carry on needs.

Tory Burch Marion Quilted Slouchy Tote

→ Buy the Tory Burch Marion Quilted Slouchy Tote, $635.00, at

To keep you covered and stylish when the weather starts cooling off, check out this Trina Turk blue coat. Trina Turk named this eye-catching coat after Princess Kate, and it’s an appropriate name for the sophisticated coat. The fold over collar and double-breasted style make this a great coat to wear to and from the office.

Trina Turk The Kate Pleated Princess Coat

→ Buy the Trina Turk The Kate Pleated Princess Coat, $237.00 (was $395.00), at

Kim Moshtaghi
Kim Moshtaghi is a contributing writer for Adventures in the Stiletto Jungle. Born in Germany, Kim is currently based in sunny Del Mar, California, where she also serves as Stiletto Jungle's Director of Sales and Promotions. Kim has a communications degree, a third degree black belt, and a totally covetable Gucci handbag collection.