Still rocking your black pantsuit or pencil skirt to the office every time a client is in town? Or if you’re really crazy, it might be navy!
While these are great go-to pieces and can certainly be mixed and matched, I’m here to help break you out of the dark and drab daily grind.
Summer is the perfect time to freshen up your 9 to 5 with lighter fabrics, looser fits and brighter colors.
Here are my top 5 workwear must-haves for the season:
Cream or white slacks
Pastel shells or blouses
A fun (but professional) tote
Nude chunky heels
I’ve pieced together the look below to show you exactly what I mean.
These lighter, brighter pieces can be styled together or paired with your usuals for a cool remix.
First up are these super chic trousers. They’re for sure a spring/summer staple, but if I’m being completely honest I wear them year-round (thanks to the hip winter white trend).
You can find an assortment of styles and cuts at Ann Taylor Factory Store, and about a zillion other workwear staples. Plan to stay a while!
I found this blouse and a few others very similar in cut at Neiman Marcus Last Call at Tanger. It’s easy breezy and can be reworked for a weekend look too. Think boyfriend jeans and fun flats.
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If you’re looking to make a statement at the office, it’s all done with the handbag. You may not have it on you all day, but you sure will turn heads on your way in. I love this charcoal/blue tote, perfect for all of my office essentials.
You can find similar styles at Saks Off 5th, but wear your blinders unless you’re willing to leave with a basket full. That store never disappoints!
Accessorize your summer workwear with contrasting jewelry. I’m digging the gunmetal with all of my blue tones. Express Factory Outlet has a great selection of gunmetal this season. Super trendy!
Hopefully my simple, summer look has inspired you to think out of the box a bit when it comes to your warm weather work attire. Don’t settle in the mornings for something coined as office appropriate. Explore other areas of your closet (or pick up a few new pieces at Tanger) and have some fun!
Look good. Feel good. Do good work? That’s how it goes right… 😉
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