{ A Recipe } For Summer Workwear

Just last week we were kiki-ing about how it can be really difficult to dress elegantly and professionally these steamy summer days. As if in answer to the dilemna at hand, Erin showed up that same day for meetings in what seemed to be the epitome of how best to marry both workplace-appropriate and swelter-resistant.

The recipe? Graphic gold jewelry (extra-gorgeous with a tan), a loosely-draped black top (colored so as to hide the inevitable sweat), vibrant watercolor-print pencil skirt (office-approved but still summery), and laser-cut pumps (too much toe remains a tricky proposal in most professional settings; these are a nice compromise). It’s fairly fail-safe and frankly, fun. CLICK PRODUCT IMAGES to shop!

|ERIN WEARS| Alexis Bittar necklace, Kora Rae top (worn backwards), Lela Rose skirt (available online as a dress or pants), Emporio Armani bag, Zara shoes |PHOTOGRAPHY| by Austin Phelps

  • Alexandra Aimee

    I love the shape of this skirt in the second set. Very feminine and modern.

    –Alex at Cashmere Kangaroo

  • http://www.yourdoseofcoffee.com lulu

    Love these <3 <3 <3

    • http://blogaboutdesign.com/ B.A.D l Blog About Design

      Really great picks! I love the eclectic vibe :)

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  • Miriam Di Domenico

    Interesting stuff :-)

    Bisous ♡

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  • http://Mysmallwardrobe.com/ Carelia

    I adore the cage sandals!! They are perfect for any summer look.
    xo
    Carelia

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  • http://www.bohemianjourneys.blogspot.com/ Cheyenne

    You totally nailed it, these outfits looks classy and yet also are bearable to wear in the summer heat!
    xx

    http://www.bohemianjourneys.blogspot.com

  • Luba

    I was talking about summer essentials for the office today! Lucky coincidence! I love so much Erin´s outfit !

    XO Luba

    http://www.well-living-blog.com

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  • http://www.styleontheside.com/ Caroline

    Love the idea of hiding the sweat! She looks fantastic as always and the bold jewelry is the perfect touch.
    xo
    styleontheside.com

  • Lindsey

    Love the heels and necklace!
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  • http://www.fancyalterego.wordpress.com/ Heather P.

    Well done! I think this is office-appropriate for most people, and can be easily adjusted to meet the needs of a more conservative office. :-)

  • Nico

    Love the look and what you suggested!

    Special SUMMER OUTFIT on lb-lc fashion blog

  • http://fashionpeekaboo.com/ Anastasia Polosina

    Great collages! Combination of golden necklace and blue suede heels is spectacular!

    xx

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  • shesaidsomething

    The length of the skirt is very nice for the office (and not too tight). I will wear arm-baring tops to the office BUT you have to make sure the fit is looser. If I have a meeting I put on a jacket (that would not work for a meeting). I think the heels are fine for more creative pursuits but they are too casual for an office environment, law, business, etc. The heel should be smaller and more conservative (e.g. black without all of the cut-out details).

    I like the necklace but I would choose a less abstract piece to convey a more put-together look.

    Take-home – A sleek professional look is the way I like to dress to convey strength, purpose and competency.

  • Michelle K. Lee

    love this look