Sneaky Ways to Brighten the Office Dress Code

Feel like the office mandated dress code is stripping you of your individuality? Don’t give up - a little pop of pizzazz will go along way to punch up your summer style. Instead of showing up in vibrant jeans or bold blazers, do bright right with bold colored nails. Test-drive the trend to find out which hues work for you and amp up your ensemble without getting called down to Human Resources.

Check out our top polish picks to help you nail your own fashionable flair:

Go for the Bold:
Go bold with a vibrant blue hue from Rimmel London’s Lasting Finish Pro Nail Enamel (shown here in Posh Pink and Marine Blue, $4 at Not only do these polishes come in over 30 shades, but they are easy to apply and last for TEN days. Avoid a manicure meltdown with the Mistake-Free Pro Brush that adapts to your nail shape so you can paint close to the cuticle. This polish pick-me-up lets you embrace your inner boldness for a quick, durable mani.

Kick it up a Notch:
Incite an quiet coup with Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear collection ($3 at drugstores nationwide). The eye-popping colors let you speak your mind, while your nails do the talking. Brights like Teeny Greeny Bikini, are fun for a flash of excitement and are easy to apply with the exclusive Perfect Glide Brush. Match your manicure to your mood and every time you look at your fingertips, remember: the weekend is only a few days away. 

Brighten up the Basics:
For the most conservative offices, cheer up your look with cherry colored nails. Sephora Nail Lacquer ($5 at offers shades like Cherry Popsicle for a bold twist on a classic color, that are sure to brighten your day when you are stuck at your desk. This collection is sure to suit your style so you can appear sophisticated without offending the boss's stogy sense of style.

Bright and Sunny:
Let the sunshine in with bright yellow polish.  Misa Nail Lacquer (in Hanging with the Girls, $5 at is here to help you show off your sunny disposition and sleek color blocking style. This shade exudes a hippie chic vibe that is just as fun in the office, as it is at a concert. Formulated with high-quality ingredients, this polish will last even after your boss makes you open fedex boxes all morning.

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