Work Style: 5 of my favorite summer outfits

If you’re reading this, you’re probably looking for some work outfit ideas. Or, you’re just really curious to see what I typically wear to work and I don’t blame you. I love seeing what people wear for work. You might even find me snapping a photo of a stranger’s outfit and posting it for inspiration later. In a non creepy way of course. Just a few weeks ago, this woman wore black sneakers with wide-legged pants, so I bought black sneakers to wear with all my pants (and everything else).  I guess she’s the Regina George in this situation, if you know what I mean. Anyway, after a month and a half of observing and experimenting, I finally feel like I have my summer work style down pat.

Without further rambling, let’s break down 5 of my favorite summer work outfits that get me through my 10-6 with comfort, style, and ease.  Here we go.

1. The classic


Top: Vetta 
Jeans: AGOLDE
Flats:  Repetto

You can’t go wrong with a classic white button-down with jeans and flats, right? I don’t think so. I like to tie a knot at the bottom of the shirt so I can pretend I’m at the beach and not freezing my butt off in my office. Also, if your office is like mine and you can only wear jeans on Fridays, I would opt for a cropped pant like this one from Reformation or these paperbag waist pants. P.S. I’ll be doing a review of Vetta (a sustainable fashion company) very soon.

2. Gilligan minus the island


Top: Madewell (limited sizes left, more sizes available @ Nordstrom)
Same AGOLDE jeans and Repetto flats

This gingham print in this blue color just reminds me so much of Gilligan’s Island. Mind you, I’ve never watched the show yet pop culture has ingrained this notion in me somehow. And of course, I google Gilligan’s island and lo and behold, I find this gem.


Photo via Pinterest

Gilligan’s Island reference aside, this top is also cool because of the buttons down the back. I decided to cut the tag (Vadim cut the tag and I supervised) so I can wear the top front and back (pictured below). Two outfit options with just one top? I’m all in.

3. Feminine and proud


Top: Rebecca Taylor from last spring, but very similar version here (Loveshackfancy) and current season version here (Rebecca Taylor).
Same AGOLDE jeans and Repetto flats

I love how feminine this top is with the ditsy floral print, the ruffle trim, and the puffy shoulders and sleeves. This instantly makes me look like I have put some effort into my outfit even though it is so freaking easy and comfortable.

4. The LND (little navy dress)


Dress: Madewell from two summers ago, similar sleeveless version here (under $30), here (under $35) and here (Banana Republic).
Same Repetto flats

I know LBDs get all the love but it’s time that we share some of that with the LND (little navy dress). I love that I can dress this up with flats and dress it down with sneakers. You really can’t go wrong with something so universally flattering and versatile.

5. Sundress but make it business casual


Cardigan: Reformation
Dress: Old Navy from two summers ago, current version here
Same Repetto flats

This is my third summer with this floral Old Navy dress and it is still going strong. I’ve worn it so many times and to my surprise, people still compliment me on it. The length is perfectly work appropriate and the a-line style is super flattering. I do have to wear a cardigan over it because I can’t wear spaghetti strapped things for work, but other than that, it’s the perfect office to date night outfit without having to change a thing.

There you have it. My top 5 work outfits that I love to wear. Yup, you read that right. I’m finally at peace with my work wardrobe. I’ve always been terrible at transitions so let’s just say, if you see me on the street anytime between Monday and Friday, you’ll probably find me wearing one of these looks. Okay, the end.

Which look is your favorite?
Should I do a post like this every season?
What are your favorite summer outfits to wear for work?

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See you in my next post!

Sophie 🙂


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