Patio season is here, and we’re not wasting a moment of that sweet sunshine on a wardrobe change. We’ve gathered three summer workday essentials and styled them for your on-the-go work/play days. These all-day outfits will take you from the office to happy hour in in a snap.
Must-Have Piece: Tencel Utility Pant
If you haven’t yet been introduced to breathable, silky-soft-yet-strong Tencel (aka lyocell), then you aren’t truly ready for summer. It’s less prone to wrinkling than cotton and has better moisture absorption ability than silk. This Tencel utility pant is perfect for casual Fridays and less formal work environments and looks fresh and preppy with a front-tucked button down. The satiny bomber that’s perfect for your frigid conference room can be peeled off for happy hour. Just roll up your sleeves, and you’re ready to relax with a beverage.
Pairs Well With: a glass of dry rosé
Must-Have Piece: Striped Bodycon Dress
Beat the heat by baring a little skin in a classic black-and-white striped bodycon dress. Keep in mind: it’s essential to choose a style that leaves something to the imagination. A high neckline and architectural side tucking keep this option office-appropriate. Take this look from simple to edgy with a peplum moto jacket instead of the typical blazer and add accessories with attitude. Swap your daytime heels or ballet flats for a pair of clean, white sneakers if you’re headed to a casual setting.
Pairs Well With: a spicy jalapeño margarita
Must-Have Piece: Floral Pencil Skirt
A neutral floral pencil skirt is your new best friend when it comes to easy summer mixing and matching. This abstract print is particularly appropriate for summer weather and full of personality. If your office dress code allows for bare shoulders, take full advantage! The beauty of a neutral print is that you can pair it with literally any color top. We’re loving shades of pink from blush to deep magenta. Be sure to keep a scarf handy for unpredictable office thermostats.
Pairs Well With: a fruity red sangria