Summer Workwear – That Works at Home Too
Summer isn’t over yet!
With everyone talking about wrapping up for fall, plenty of us are still living in the sunshine and enjoying the last few weeks of summer. So, today, we’re taking a look at summer workwear.
Lots of us are working from home. Some of us are back in the office. Either way, dressing for work in the summer doesn’t have to be complicated. In fact, sometimes, simple summer dressing is best.
So, let’s look at summer work outfits perfect for both the city office and your home office. Smart, stylish yet comfortable in warmer weather. And preferably with our exclusive Shop It To Me discounts. Obviously.
The best of summer workwear on Shop It To Me
Shirtdresses are a staple all year round – but especially for the summer.
Easy to wear and style, this style of dress is smart for the office or Zoom calls but still comfortable and lightweight to wear. Style yours with anything from tan booties to flat sandals. And adding a waist belt is the perfect way to create more shape if you’re feeling slightly oversized with the fit.
When the temperatures drop, style up your shirtdresses with jeans or leather pants for a layered look, perfect for fall.
Wide Leg Trousers
We LOVE a wide-leg trouser for summer. Plus, these are the next best thing to sweat pants when it comes to comfort. But totally do-able for business dressing.
High waists keep the look super flattering and show off your shape while choosing cropped or draping full length is totally up to you. Lots of styles even have stretchy elastic waistbands that are super discreet but add extra comfort points to the look.
From satin to linen or even tailored cotton, there are so many chic ways to do the wide-leg trouser vibe for work this summer.
Linen linen linen. Your summer BFF.
It’s lightweight and so comfortable to wear but somehow, even when it’s crumpled and creased from all-day wear or a long car commute, it still looks chic and stylish. Perfect for summer, right?
And linen has evolved. We’re not just talking plain beige trousers and a button-down. Linen is now super stylish and comes in all forms from tailored blazers to ultra-chic jumpsuits.
Best when styled for summer so pair with simple backless mules or loafers or even a sturdy pair of Birkenstocks.
Jeans & Blouse Combo
If your office allows for semi casual vibes or you’re working from home, a jeans and blouse look could be just the trick for the perfect balance of style and comfort.
Go for summery jeans – we love cropped and wide leg styles that feel a little dressier and more stylish than simple skinny jeans. Pair them with a summer-vibing printed blouse or top for an ideal desk to dinner summer look.
This style jean is at the top of our list at the moment:
Pair yours with a statement printed top.
Got a little too used to wearing sweatpants and leggings while you’ve been at home more? Us too!
So, how ideal would it be to wear leggings to work!? Inappropriate, right? Well – not necessarily.
Opt for stretchy flared leggings and no one will ever know! You’ll be in maximum comfort but looking like you’re still wearing smart work pants. Plus, it means they’re super lightweight for the warmer weather too and SO comfortable. It’s genius!
Style yours with anything from an oversized white button-up shirt to a simple camisole and blazer combo.
If where you live is still way too hot to turn to trousers, opt for shorts. There are a few ways you can make shorts appropriate for the work place. And the main one is opting for shorts that look tailored but are wide-leg. Tightness = no-no. Chicly loose-fitting? Yes, yes.
Wear yours with a simple shirt or blouse or a lightweight knitted tank and backless loafers.
These Athleta shorts are perhaps some of the most comfortable we've found and that’s because they’re officially sports shorts. But with a chic paper bag high waist and integrated belt with pockets, they look smart enough to dress up for anything from the office to a night out!
Summer Work Dresses
There’s no mystery to discovering the best and most appropriate summer work dresses. Our top points that we look for?
• Maxi or at least midi length
• A chic statement summer print
And these are some of our faves.
Plus, all of these dresses would be perfect into the fall with longer boots and a leather jacket or cropped sweater thrown over the top. – Never buy something for just one season. Think about how you can style it differently for every season and you’ll get so much more out of your wardrobe!
Statement Summer Jewelry
Earrings are a great way to dress up a simple outfit whether you’re on Zoom or face to face. And for summer, we love color, texture, and fun.
These rattan earrings from Shashi are super on-trend and neutral enough to style with pretty much anything.
Alternatively, go for maximum color. Because, why not!?
Tropical prints and palm leaves are always a yes for us come summer. Plus, they add some fun to a simple white button-down or work dress.
Make a statement with your jewelry and you have less to consider with your outfit! Simple is better and add detail with bold earrings to spice up your look.
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