Summer Scarves for the Office

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Or alternatively titled, “Russian Grandma Goes to Work.”* ;)

I personally think summer is the WORST season to dress for when it comes to work outfits. Outside of work, you can throw on shorts or a skirt with a t-shirt or a tank top or even easier, a sundress, and be good to go. But for work, you have to maintain some sort of professionalism (read no bare shoulders, no flip flops, no shorts, etc.).

And on top of all of that, I find that’s hard to dress when it is so hot outside, but the air conditioning is on full blast in the office!

So to combat all these issues, I keep it simple. A breezy blouse, a solid color flare skirt, a neutral shade of heeled sandals, and a summer scarf. It’s easy remixable (for example, trade out the black pieces for navy or bring another pop of color in with a bright colored blouse), and when you’re leaving the arctic chill of your office, just take the scarf off!

Hopefully, I’ll have some more summer work outfit combinations for you later this summer, but just know that this is the one I default to the most! Summer scarves for the win!

*No offense to those of you who actually have Russian grandmas. I’m sure they dress lovely and are wonderful people!

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  • EdyeNicolesMakeup

    Haha! I love the “Russian grandma goes to work” title ;) This outfit is super cute! I totally agree that it’s hard to dress business/work appropriate when it’s 100 degrees outside. I just wanna throw on a tank, shorts, and some sandals, and I’ll be good to go.

    Blessings,

    Edye | gracefulcoffee.wordpress.com

  • Don’t hate on the babushka ;) but actually I have files of inspiration from trendy Russian girls who know how to work scarves like none other. Every year I suffered through Russian fall/winter, I was so impressed by their scarf skillz :)

  • So much yes to the A/C inside, scorching outside struggle! I usually just dress for the scorching (but office-appropriate, obvi) and then wear my blanket at work. Ha!

  • Liv

    I feel your pain. Scarves and cardigans are a must for my work attire.

    Liv

    http://www.livforstyle.net

  • Totally agree on dressing for work in summer. A/C ruins it all!! I just want to feel the warmth of the rare warm days in Seattle and dress for that! Love the idea of lightweight scarves to help that!