Dressing for summer isn’t so difficult when you life in basics like I do. However, when you need to take things up a notch for a professional setting, it can get pretty tricky. Having to navigate between the sweltering outdoor heat and freezing indoor temps isn’t the easiest feat. Plus, by the end of July, most of us are already looking ahead to fall. Fortunately, you can pull together chic workwear outfits that don’t just adhere to the rules of summer workwear but will even take you through fall. Keep scrolling for 5 stylish yet office-appropriate outfits below.
1. Knit Midi Dress & Boyfriend Blazer
A blazer paired with a knit midi dress is a flawless combination that works in both 80-degree weather and chilly fall temperatures. Just remember to swap out your shoes for a seasonally appropriate look. This Express dress is one of my newest purchases and I just love how it wears like a glove. The unique neckline makes it feel not-so-basic.
2. Oversized Sweater & Faux Leather Pencil Skirt
A faux leather skirt is a great for transitional weather days. I just got this one from the Nordstrom sale and love how the croc-embossed texture adds visual interest. For summer, use it to bring a tough of edge to an otherwise basic knit top, then swap that out for a cozy sweater come fall.
3. Tweed Separates
A neutral suit for the office is never a bad idea, but if I have to be honest, blazers and trousers look instantly more chic in tweed. When pairing a set together, you can make it feel more modern with thong heels in the summer or embellished heels in the fall.
4. Plaid Blazer, Bodysuit & Faux Leather Pants
If your office tends to get chilly, this pre-fall outfit I put together from the NSALE is one you can wear to work now. The cognac leather pants feel appropriate for the summer months while the plaid blazer works as an easy layer that you can peel off as needed.
5. Pencil Skirt & Oversized Button-Down Shirt
Fashion girls are obsessed with the oversized button-down shirt right now. It’s such a great piece to wear from summer to fall with any outfit. On the topic of workwear though, I love how it balances out a fitted pencil skirt, giving it that Parisian chic vibe.