Two Summer Work Looks

Lemon Stripes in a striped blazer

Even though I work from home now, Monday mornings still have that “going back to the office” feel. My Monday morning routine includes hot lemon water, tea, a smoothie, and getting dressed before I head into my home office. If I stay in my PJs, it’s never a productive day.

Although I don’t go into a real office every day anymore, I did for over eight years (in a corporate, business casual, and start up setting) so I know a thing or two about playing that game. A few weeks ago, I posted a few tips on how to dress for the office. I got a lot of follow up questions from you guys so decided to share two more summer work looks. This is what I would wear if I worked outside of my home, but soon I’ll do a post about what to wear if you work from home… which looks a whole lot different than this!

I put together two easy looks with one great (monogrammed) tote that you can wear for the next month or two to the office. I love this bag because it can fit a small lap top, a water bottle, and everything else you need for the work day You can tailor these to more formal settings with proper shoes.

Look one was a version of my summer go-to. Offices tend to be cold so having a blazer or scarf is key. I love this striped one (also available here) because it looks quite summery but keeps you warm. In the fall, I’ll pair it with dark wash jeans, a white blouse, and a scarf. It’s one of those pieces that I, personally, will wear year-round. The cotton fabric is really thick so it will be functional in cooler months.

The second look is a simple striped dress (also here) which is easy to throw on for warm days but looks more professional than a plain sundress with the oxford fabric and buttons. I love the tie-waist which gives it a nice shape without being too tight. I paired it with red espadrilles but it would look great with navy pumps and blazer for formal settings.

Two summer work looks

Vineyard Vines Pinstriped Dress

Vineyard Vines Striped Blazer

Red Soludos Espadrilles
Lemon Stripes in a Pink Silk Cami

What to wear to work in the summer

Layer up for the workday

Lemon Stripes in a Vineyard Vines Dress

Look 1: Blazer c/0 (also available here) / Pink Cami / White Jeans / Sandals / Necklace / Bag c/o

Look 2: Dress c/o (also available here) / Espadrilles / Bag c/o

Photos by Stephanie Elliott Photography.

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  1. I love these looks! I’m working from home today but usually from my office downtown and its crazy because even though its an actual office the dress code is so casual …..that half the time Im in jeans and flip flops!

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  2. Ashley F said:

    Love both of these outfits! So fun yet also professional!

    Ashley //

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  3. Jenn Lake said:

    So chic! Loving the pops of color!

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  4. Ellen said:

    Okay, I need that striped blazer! How cute?!

    Ellen | A Pop of Pink

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  5. Britney said:

    Love both of these! I think my favorite look is the dress because of the espadrilles. Well done!

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  6. Alyson Cruse said:

    Those espadrilles are adorable! Such cute outfits!

    Alyson | My Life as Alyson

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  8. Katie said:

    I love the striped blazer and the dress is so so cute!


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  9. That blazer / tank combo is so adorable!!

    Kristina does the Internets

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  10. Liz said:

    Love both looks. Especially like light white pants for summer but it really bothers me that you can see the pockets through a lot of these pants. I think it would be easy for manufacturers to use beige or off white lining for the pockets so they were not so visible. Am I being weird or does this bother anyone else?? 🙂

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    • I totally agree! The J.Crew ones are a little thicker so don’t show the pockets as much but you would think other brands would get it too!

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