Temperatures are rising and the office AC is on full blast. Between the glory of mother nature and the marvel of modern cooling, negotiating workday style and comfort can be tricky business. Thankfully, stylist Noelle is up to the task, giving us three fresh and easy layered work looks to rock from 9-5 all summer long.
Be a Mix Master
Mix style influences for an effortless update; the key is to choose polished pieces with clean lines. Try a preppy, riding-inspired blazer with a modern high-waisted trouser and a brightly colored sleeveless shirt. Yellow and chartreuse are my personal favorites this season and look fantastic with any shade of gray.
Embrace the Light
Spring neutrals should be fresh and light, not somber. I’m ditching head-to-toe black for a chic combination of camel, taupe, and white. A perforated or laser cut jacket is the perfect bridge between summer sun and office chill. Complete this minimal look with a matte red lip and killer shades.
Let it Flow
Your black blazer can be relied on to add instant polish year-round. A drape-front tuxedo cut is my go-to. Get into the summer spirit by pairing it with a breezy dress in a bold floral print or a saturated solid color like cobalt. Pile on the boho accessories and add strappy black wedge sandals.
Get to Know Noelle
1. Favorite Travel Destination: San Juan, Puerto Rico
2. Favorite Spring Trend: Colorful florals–they never go out of style.
3. In Her Makeup Bag: Loads of lipsticks, especially classic red.
4. Coveted Celebrity Style: I love that Iris Apfel and Diana Ross have been fabulously over-the-top at every age!