Prints are the easiest way to add a dash of personality to your everyday office wear. While you can find prints all over the place, there is one brand that has an international cult following for its quality original prints and great use of colour ‒ and it’s now available here in Singapore.
Finnish brand Marimekko has opened its first flagship store and it carries just about the full range of items from its stocking home, fashion, bags and accessories collections. We’ve had a quick look and found 5 fab print items that you need to add a touch of style to your everyday workwear wardrobe.
We love the graphic, 60s-ish look of this Kimara tote bag. It will look awesome with an all-black look or use it to add a pop of colour to a Little White Dress
THE LUNCH PURSE
If you want to just take your purse to lunch but need to carry a bit more than just a bit of cash or a card, try this super cute, flower print Metsaruusu Pienikukkaro purse!
THE POP ART SHIFT DRESS
If you love colour and comfort you’ll really love this large-print shirt dress … wear with simply flats and a structured black bag for an on-trend 60s feel.
THE MONOCHROME TUNIC DRESS
If too much colour is a bit much for your office, try a more subdued print in black and white; the tunic shape makes this dress easy to wear over skinny pants – try white instead of black for a change – or on its own; both looks are perfect for the office.
THE PATTERNED SOCK
OK, if you are a bit wary of any sort of print why not try a cute pair of patterned socks? These abstract flower Sylvi Rajattu socks are easy to slip on with a chunky heeled sandal and a simple single-colour dress or tuck them away under a pair of trousers and plain brogues to add some femininity to your office look.
The Marimekko Flagship store is located at Capitol Piazza, L2-17/18, 13 Stamford Road. To see the complete collection from the brand, go to www.marimekko.com.
If you need some more help with adding prints to your work wardrobe, check out these tips on how to mix & match prints or how to wear flower prints without looking like a granny. If you need more inspiration on improving your office wear, check to see if you have these 5 workwear staples.