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!
- On Target item: Merona Black Heeled Sandals (almost exact)
- Lip Color: Katy Perry for Covergirl (exact in Cat Call)
- Scarf: H&M (exact – other patterns available too!)
- Blouse: c/o Uniqlo (exact)
- Belt: Target (similar)
- Nail Polish: “Scarlet Starlet” (exact)
- Purse: Merona, Target (super similar)
- Skirt: Old Navy (similar)