Warm-Weather Work Style Guide
If you’ve followed me for a while, you know how much I love to share workwear and give tips on how to dress for the office. I think the key to dressing for work is finding that blend between pieces that are appropriate for the office (of course) but always finding ways to incorporate your personal style and keep it chic! If I can take my outfit from work to happy hour then I always consider that a win!
While I don’t head into the office every single day and do have my days where I work from home (hello athleisure!) I still do enjoy putting together workwear looks and wanted to share everything I’ve been eyeing lately for the spring season.
The weather is heating up and with that comes a bit of a struggle to find work-appropriate clothing that is still cute and is still budget-friendly. I created this warm-weather work style guide in hopes that it will help you find a few new pieces to add to your weekday rotation.
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I think it’s SO important to invest in quality basics that you can use for multiple different outfits, and that includes your bottoms and your blazers. When we hear “basics” our minds instantly go to simple tank tops and T-shirts, but I think having a few pairs of neutral, well-fitting trousers and pants is so crucial. There are so many different styles you can go for like a wide-leg style, or keep it classic with something more tapered and straight. If you want to switch it up, add a print into the mix like these striped pants.
I also would recommend having a few different shorts in your wardrobe that are professional looking and a good length that you can wear on those extra hot days when long pants just don’t seem like an option. I like these tailored linen shorts for a relaxed yet still polished look.
Blazers are equally important. When the weather is warm a jacket seems that the last thing you want to reach for, but I think it’s always good to have a blazer on hand. When I don’t know what to wear, I throw on a blazer and my outfit instantly looks put together! I like grabbing linen blazers like this one that are lighter-weight and don’t feel as heavy for the warmer months, or try out a vest style like this.
When the weather heats up, I also like adding dresses into the mix for an easy outfit idea you can style in multiple ways. You can’t go wrong with a classic and casual black dress because the outfit options are endless! Switch up your shoes, jackets, and accessories for multiple different looks you can wear on repeat. Plus, it’s so easy to take a black dress from work to happy hour or dinner with friends.
I also like a printed option like this floral dress to add a little variation to the usual neutral and solid pieces. Or add a little texture with something like this white midi dress that has the prettiest lace detail. If you’re more into shorter dresses, make sure it’s an appropriate length for work that you feel totally comfortable in – I like something like this black dress!
Of course, we can’t forget about the tops! When a new season comes around I always like to have a few new tops on hand that are easy to throw on and create an outfit for work. For me, that means grabbing neutral tops in different shapes and textures, like this peasant-style top or this woven sweater tank. I can throw these on with a pair of trousers and sandals and call it a day!
I also like to grab simple tops like this textured baby tee that I can dress up with accessories or layer under blazers and lightweight jackets.
Ultimately, what is most important is purchasing items that are versatile, that you can style in multiple ways, and that aren’t too trendy. Don’t get me wrong, I love a fun and trendy piece just as much as the next girl… but if you’re trying to update your work wardrobe as a whole, I would stick to items that are classic and that you won’t be sick of in a year. I still wear pieces that are years and years old because I STILL love them just as much as when I bought them!!
Let me know in the comments what some of your go-to warm-weather workpieces are and let me know what style guide you want me to do next!