We all know what it feels like to stand in front of our closets before a day at the office and wonder what work-appropriate outfit will look different from the one you wore the day before (and the day before that).Thankfully,Nikki has been inspiring us all with herwork-outfit inspirationposts every night!
But,you see,the art of getting dressed for work is a combination of art and science.Combining some basic and trend-right pieces for utmost wearablity and flexibility (and style-ability?Let's go with it,shall we?).Enter the summer staples.Scroll down for our closet companions that take the time-eating stress out of office-dressing.You may even have time to make yourself a cup of coffee and read the morning headlines (maybe).
__A Go-To Dress:__There is nothing with more styling ease (especially first thing in the morning) than a breezy summer dress.But keep it work-appropriate with a collar and sleeves,and keep it at around knee-length.
A White A-Line Skirt:The summer alternative to your go-to black skirt in the winter is...you guessed it...a white one.Try to find one in silk or crisp cotton—it will breathe,so to speak,in the summer months but still goes with everything you're used to pairing with your wool skirt during the winter.A bonus is that you can pair it with a multitude of tops to totally change your look and wear it more often during the warmer months.
__Simple T-Shirts for Layering:__We are big fans of high-low dressing here atGlamour,and workwear is no exception to the rule.Stockpile T-shirts for work this summer.Make sure they're in good condition: no whites that have turned yellow or blacks that have turned gray.T-shirts are a terrific (and cool) summer workwear alternative to a button-down shirt when paired with a dressy skirt or trousers.
__The Lightweight Blazer:__A blazer is a great jacket option for summertime.It's not too heavy to wear inside if your office blasts the air-conditioning,but it's also a sufficient layer in the outside breeze.You don't have to look like you're wearing a suit either—pair it with a sundress to make your favorite summer look a little more conservative for work.
Want to update your work wardrobe for summer?Find some of our favorite separates below!
What are your summer workwear staples?