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My Top 3 Summer Workwear Looks

almost 3 years ago

As a freelance fashion writer, I spend lots of time working from my home office. However, I love to do a real workwear look when I attend meetings or daytime events. Summer workwear is much more fun... these are my current go-to looks.

Midi & Shirt


My midi skirt collection is getting a battering now that the weathers warmed up, so I'm always on the hunt for a new one. I love this DVF asymmetrical one that incorporates office stripes with an edgy twist. I'd pair it with a crisp shirt and simple mules for a chic, monochrome vibe.

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Diane von Furstenberg Striped Asymmetrical Midi Skirt
DIANE VON FURSTENBERG
Striped Asymmetrical Midi Skirt
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Vince Button-Front Cinched Cotton Poplin Shirt
VINCE
Button-Front Cinched Cotton Poplin Shirt
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Diane Von Furstenberg Mikaila Velvet Mules
DIANE VON FURSTENBERG
Mikaila Velvet Mules
3

Keeping colours simple, I'd add this grey, cruelty-free bag by Stella that fits everything you need for a business meeting.

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Stella McCartney Falabella Shaggy Deer Small Tote Bag
STELLA MCCARTNEY
Falabella Shaggy Deer Small Tote Bag
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Here's a few more skirts that you could easily interchange with the shirt and heels.

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BANANA REPUBLIC
$118.00 $40.99
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Rebecca Taylor Floral Ikat Wrap Skirt
REBECCA TAYLOR
Floral Ikat Wrap Skirt
11
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Tibi Delphina Colorblock Stripe Silk Midi Skirt
TIBI
Delphina Colorblock Stripe Silk Midi Skirt
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Joie Dashiella Colorblocked Pleated Asymmetric Midi Skirt
JOIE
Dashiella Colorblocked Pleated Asymmetric Midi Skirt
2

Cigarette Pants & Tunic


I love this look. Pastel cigarette pants are really on-trend, but I love to wear them in a business setting with a long-line, tunic style shirt or top. This Ann Taylor top is particularly flattering and I love the side splits.
I'm obsessed with adding a pastel shoe to the look and these lilac Nine West pumps are a steal.

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Theory Checkered Straight-Leg Wool Trousers
THEORY
Checkered Straight-Leg Wool Trousers
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Ann Taylor Belted Tunic Shirt
ANN TAYLOR
Belted Tunic Shirt
10
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Nine West Tatiana Pointy Toe Pumps
NINE WEST
Tatiana Pointy Toe Pumps
126

Classic Wrap Dress


If I opt for a dress for a meeting, I would always choose a longer length. I'm more than happy to wear black throughout the summer and I love this classic wrap dress from Revolve. I'd pair it with these AMA-ZING booties to keep it slightly dressier than styling it with sandals and I'd switch out the built-in belt for a dressier leather belt.

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Splendid Wrap Dress
SPLENDID
Wrap Dress
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Salvatore Ferragamo Bolgheri velvet F-wedge ankle boots
FERRAGAMO
Salvatore Bolgheri velvet F-wedge ankle boots
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Vince Camuto Women's Snake Panel Belt with Studs
VINCE CAMUTO
Women's Snake Panel Belt with Studs
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I'm a fan of a black-on-black-on-black look but I love to add in a colour or tan handbag. This Brooks Brothers bag is the perfect size for my laptop and notebook (plus I just generally love it!).

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Brooks Brothers Large Exotic Embossed Tote
BROOKS BROTHERS
Large Exotic Embossed Tote
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I think summer workwear is much more fun than suiting up for winter.

You can to experiment a bit more and wear looser-fit clothing, which, let's be honest, is so much more comfy. Who said workwear has to be strict!?

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