Photography by Lydia Hudgens
SKIRT: Elizabeth and James (also here; OBSESSED with the coordinating top here; dress version here; similar skirts here & here) | BLAZER: Rag & Bone (also similar here & here) | TANK: Club Monaco | SHOES: Steve Madden (similar options here, here & here; business formal nude pump options here, here & here) | NECKLACE: c/o Gorjana | SUNGLASSES: Ray-Ban | BRACELET: Alex + Ani | HAIR + MAKEUP: Caravan Stylist Studio
The blazer and pencil skirt—about as classic a workwear ensemble as there is. These items are likely the meat and potatoes of your professional wardrobe, but they’re anything but ordinary when found in a refreshing summery palette. Especially for those of you who need to wear a suit everyday to a formal work environment (or those of you who are inteviewing!) there’s no reason that all of your suits have to be grey, black or navy. You can up your style game even in the most conservative of office environments without sacrificing formality or professionalism—just slap some color on that situation.
Speaking of professionalism, the only non-conservative element of this ensemble is found in the footwear department. Last week, I talked all about summer-appropriate footwear in different office environments (check out the post here if you missed it!). For me, it was appropriate to sport these ankle-strap sandals to my meetings earlier this week in New York. However, if your workplace is more formal, stick with a pair of nude pumps (I love these ones so much).
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