My inspiration for office décor often comes from my closet; fashion can be the perfect starting point for an office makeover. Don’t get me wrong, not every fashion trend should be translated into office décor, last year’s neon trend being a good example, but many trends will work in an office. You’ll be happy to know that 2011 runways have been full of décor friendly ideas. Every few weeks we’ll bring you a fashion trend and show you how to translate it into an organized and stylish office.
Our trend to translate this week is Stripes
It’s not that I am partial to styles classified as “de rigueur” by fashion magazines. I’m a little more complicated than that (just ask my husband). The benefit of something being classified as a trend is that you can shop it. Stores carry trends so if you want boot legs when skinny jeans are more popular—you’re going to have to work a little harder to find your preference. I’ve always worn preppy stripes and will continue to wear them long after the trend has been played out.–Does a French Striped Tee ever really go out of style?–My joy is that this season I can expand my collection; the stores are full of stripes.
In this particular feature we’re featuring black and white stripes, but navy and white are also popular.
How should you accessorize this look? Red shoes look great with a black and white or navy and white striped dress; follow the same idea for your décor. Try a red pencil cup or blotter for a pop of color against the Semikolon Striped Storage Collection. We’ve added the red blotter and red pencil cup to our Bella Collection just for this purpose.