Hey #Girlboss! Struggling with what to wear to work this summer?
The days of traditional suits are long gone. Most office environments follow simple dress codes that offer a lot of room for interpretation. As you fill your closets with fun summer frocks, make sure you also have a few work-like neutrals to pair them with. Blazers, cropped leggings, belts and neutral flats will all help you take your summer dresses into the office.
Here are a few tips and tricks to have fun with your summer work wardrobe:
Turn it into a Tunic
If the dress is a bit short for work, throw on a pair of leggings underneath and slip on your favorite wedges (like this). The wedges will both polish off your look and also elongate your legs. Try turning this dress into a tunic with black leggings and rock a versatile watch.
Put a Belt on It
Take a tip from Olivia Palermo, who puts a belt on everything. Swap out the cloth belts on your casual dresses for a thin, leather belt. It makes the look more formal and flattering at the same time. You can even turn a shift dress into a more flattering shape with a belt.
Layer with a Blazer or Cardigan
Not only does a blazer or cardigan offer a bit of conservative cover, it also will keep you warm in those frigid board room temps! You can rock a traditional collared blazer, an open front blazer, or even try a long line vest. We think this coral dress would look great under a crisp linen blazer.
Find the perfect Pair of Shoes
Some dresses don't need anything at all to transition to work except for the right pair of shoes. Switch out your strappy sandals for something a little more serious. We recommend investing in a pair of black and nude closed-toe pumps and/or wedges. Try wearing this dress with your favorite pair of black wedges.