Choosing an outfit for every day of the workweek can be a challenge. Who has time to shuffle through their entire wardrobe day after day, searching for pieces that are stylish, comfortable and work appropriate — not to mention cool (hello summer). Don’t sweat it! Building a summer work wardrobe is easier than you think. We’ve created five need-now summer work outfits that will make getting ready a breeze.
Just getting ready for the day can be enough to break a sweat. After the hot coffee, hot shower, hair dryer and flat iron, who wants to put on an outfit that will make you feel uncomfortable? Lightweight fabrics and loose-fitting silhouettes are key to looking and feeling great 9 to whenever. This summer, we’re pairing effortless tops in bold hues with billowy striped pants, stocking up on easy throw-on-and-go dresses, and finding new ways to style ankle pants with pretty printed tees and tanks with sandals and jewelry that complete the look in no time. Check out these promotion-worthy looks you’ll reach for again and again.
Mix it up with print
Talk about a productive collaboration! Dial things up a notch when you pair solid pants with soft tops featuring of-the-moment prints and pretty, pretty details. Made of comfy fabric, this soft, printed floral tee with ruffled mesh sleeves adds a fun edge to classic black pants. Not only is this figure-flattering pair designed to move with you, but it’s also available in sizes 2-24. Finish the look with block heel sandals and a statement piece or two for a look that’s feminine, polished, and works perfectly from desk to dusk.
If athleisure is more your style, go for a sporty, stripe cropped style that shows off your strappy wedges or cute flats. Pair with a soft floral tee in morning blush with cute V-back detailing, a red lip, and you’re ready to take on whatever comes your way or break for five. Want to dress things down a bit for the weekend or rock casual Fri-yay in style? Swap out the stripe crop for your favorite denim crop.
Work a bold hue
Don’t be afraid to express your personal style at work with a fun hue. Start with a strappy ruffled tank in a summer bright paired with solid cardi when the AC isn’t on your side. Finish the look with a lightweight, striped wide-leg pant with a trending front tie. The vertical stripes will lengthen your legs and the billowy fit will help you keep your cool, no matter how many times the printer gets jammed. Casual summer office wear with a twist — check!
File under versatile
This handkerchief-hem, floral dress blurs the line between workday and weekend, making it at the top of our list when it comes to cute casual office outfits. Wear the midi-length dress with a denim jacket and tennies on the way to work, then swap it for a tailored blazer and wedges in the office, and clock out in a solid kimono and strappy sandals. Sundresses are made for summer days, cool commutes, big presentations, and that awesome thing you have going on after.
Show a little ankle
Whether your office dress code embraces casual work wear or corporate casual, it’s time to rethink your work pants. An ankle-length pair is a great way to update your closet and welcome option on warmer days. Plus, they let you show off your cutest summer wedges and sandals. Add these polished, skinny ankle pants to your workweek rotation and pair with a plus size striped tank in washed denim. The flowy fit and easy cool neckline will make it your go-to top of the season.
Need a refresh for the workweek ahead? Add in one or five need-now summer outfits to your wardrobe like a boss and don’t forget you can always call any of our boutiques to schedule a time with a store stylist and we’ll have hand-picked styles ready for you to try on the moment you walk in.