Summer is hard, at least from a What To Wear To Work perspective. It’s hot outside, insanely freezing cold inside (WHY so much air-conditioning, WHY), and…I hate most cardigans. You see my problem. So I asked the team to pull together a go-to office outfit for summer, one that can be easily re-created.
4 Foolproof Work Outfit Ideas For Spring & Summer
Office Outfit Idea 1: Navy Wrap Dress + Soft Denim Jacket
Granted, one could wear a cardigan with this outfit (I’ve worn this cardi with this exact dress)…but I really like the vibe of a soft denim jacket. It’s cool, and just professional enough for most offices.
Keep the rest of the look office-worthy with a classic watch and pumps. Done.
This dress, BTW, was a total find. I’ve long relied on navy wrap dresses to get me through summers at an office, but my old one didn’t survive the last ten years of raising kids. So I was looking for a replacement and whoa — this one is literally $39 on Amazon, is insanely flattering, looks much more expensive than it is, has glowing reviews to boot, and now a permanent place in my closet. I mean….no brainer.
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Office Outfit Idea 2: A Silky, Long-Sleeve Dress + Tough Accessories
We’re big fans of one-and-done dressing, especially for work, and I love how Lex just went with a bold dress. It’s flowy enough to be comfortable in the summer heat, but, thanks to the long-sleeves, you won’t totally freeze in the air-conditioning. Add tough-girl accessories and nude shoes. So cool.
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Office Outfit Idea 3: Go Monochromatic
We’re all obsessed with Gwen’s deceptively simple sweater-and-pants outfit. Instead of boring, monochromatic is exciting and fresh, and now we all just want to order this exact outfit. (If you are not a beige girl, Gwen has rounded up a few other monochromatic choices that are just as beautiful….)
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Office Outfit Idea 4: Pretty Printed Dresses + Animal Print Shoes + Tortoise Shell Earrings
Leave it to Linzi to figure out the most playful, foolproof pattern mix EVER. This look is professional, and yet totally Linz. Love. The reason this outfit looks so effortless is because Linzi is treating both animal print AND tortoiseshell like neutrals. They ARE neutrals…just really exciting ones.
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And in case you missed out early spring work outfit ideas, they’re right here. Don’t freeze in that AC, you guys.