18 Trendy Ladies on Their Go-To Summer season Work Outfits

Getting dressed to move into the workplace in the course of the summer season is not any simple process, particularly contemplating most of us are already dragging our toes on the best way there. You wish to put on one thing that may preserve you cool throughout a commute or prolonged lunch break, however you’ll most likely end up reaching on your favourite sweater when you attain your icebox of an workplace. Issue within the added problem of discovering a layered look that may take you out of your desk to al fresco drinks (like one these trendy caftan clothes can), or looking down a useful but trendy work bag.

To assist clean up your summer season work model, we requested 18 girls from an array of industries to share what they prefer to put on when temperatures rise. From government fashionistas to tech gurus (and even our personal editor-in-chief), that is one professionally spectacular bunch. Right here’s what they needed to say about a few of their favourite items, and the way they costume for work in the summertime.

Nina Garcia, ELLE Editor-in-Chief

clothing, eyewear, fashion, sunglasses, street fashion, t shirt, dress, footwear, pencil skirt, sleeve,


“I like coloration for the summer season. My go-to workplace piece is a costume, worn with flat sandals—I’ll develop into excessive heels for the night to decorate it up. One other work outfit components I revert to quite a bit throughout heat climate is a white, black, or blue button-down shirt with an embellished skirt. If I’m going straight from the workplace to a dinner, I would change out the shirt to one thing dressier—like a silk shirt—or add a jacket. This summer season, I’m additionally trying ahead to accessorizing with some enjoyable, colourful items.”

The Relaxed Oxford Shirt
Everlane The Relaxed Oxford Shirt
Floral A-Line Midi-Skirt
Erdem Floral A-Line Midi-Skirt
Strappy Leather Sandals
& Different Tales Strappy Leather-based Sandals

Liz Miersch, Head of Advertising and marketing at Paceline

stock photography, beige, photography, shoe,


“No matter I go away the home in at 8 A.M. wants to have the ability to get me by a one-mile stroll pushing a stroller to high school drop-off, Nadia Zaki’s yoga class at Equinox, and a full day of conferences…I’ve to at all times be meeting-ready. My go-tos are these Koral lustrous leggings with a Nike sports activities bra that’s low-cut sufficient that it could operate like an precise bra. I layer a unfastened silk costume over it (like this one from L’Agence) so it doesn’t wrinkle in my bag (which will get shoved beneath my daughter’s toes within the stroller, after all), then I lose the leggings publish exercise, and I’m able to go. God bless the one that began the sneakers and clothes pattern because it has been my salvation. These APL leopard kicks work for the primary a part of my day, after which I’ll develop into heels. I go away these Loeffler Randall sandals at my workplace for fast modifications. Probably the most essential piece of this puzzle although is my Dwelling Proof dry shampoo. I don’t even understand how I survived earlier than I discovered it.”

Lustrous Infinity High Rise Legging
Koral Lustrous Infinity Excessive Rise Legging
Jodie Slip Dress
L’Agence Jodie Slip Costume
Camellia Knot Mule With Ankle Strap
Loeffler Randall Camellia Knot Mule With Ankle Strap

Reshma Saujani, CEO of Women Who Code

outerwear, coat, photography, hood, stock photography, jacket, poncho,


“My go-to items this yr are all from my e book tour: my gold necklace, this superb jacket that my niece made me, or my shiny purple Lingua Franca sweater that claims “Courageous Not Excellent.” For me, it’s not only a e book, it’s a mantra and a life-style. I often pair the entire above with some dope Nike sneakers on my toes—and a pair of backup heels in my purse, in case I’m giving a speech or going to an enormous assembly! This summer season, I’ll even be sporting a ton of floral clothes, tremendous comfortable rompers, and my Gucci slides. At all times my Gucci slides.”

Custom Women’s Crewneck
Lingua Franca Customized Ladies’s Crewneck
Air Force 1 ’07 Sneaker
Nike Air Drive 1 ’07 Sneaker

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Women’s Interlocking G Slide Sandal
Gucci Ladies’s Interlocking G Slide Sandal

Yasmin Moaven, Chief Advertising and marketing Officer at Pipe

white, clothing, photograph, beige, fashion, snapshot, outerwear, street fashion, suit, footwear,


“Nothing has fed my model soul greater than working in tech. I’m a denims and T-shirt type of gal (OAK’s fundamental tee, Topshop’s Jamie denims, and a basic Keds sneaker are my go-tos) at coronary heart, however once I stepped into my function, I needed to put my company apparel again on. I leaned closely into important colours like black and white (Audrey Hepburn model), pairing my denims and T-shirts with an outsized blazer, a horny kitten heel, and chunky hoop earrings for an additional pop. For extra formal events, I like energy swimsuit—sporting a easy bodysuit beneath, you may costume it up on your conferences after which take off the blazer for blissful hour or dinner. And my latest obsession: watches! There’s nothing fairly like a powerful energy stance and a classic Cartier (from The RealReal) in your wrist to say, ‘let’s minimize a deal!’”

Baylor Heels Black Leather
Dolce Vita Baylor Heels Black Leather-based
Fits Everybody High Neck Bodysuit
Skims Matches Everyone Excessive Neck Bodysuit
Olivia Gingham Blazer
Free Folks Olivia Gingham Blazer

Caroline Maguire, Vogue Director at Shopbop

clothing, fashion, street fashion, shoulder, eyewear, footwear, joint, design, beige, outerwear,


“Being a New Yorker has undoubtedly affected the best way I costume. I’m all about sneakers, flats, and simple sneakers. For summer season, I like the thought of a two-piece tailor-made swimsuit paired with a graphic T-shirt and sporty sandals. It’s the right steadiness {of professional} and trendy—particularly when going from my youngsters’ faculty capabilities straight to market appointments! One other professional tip: Plan the evening earlier than. Stick with your go-tos and add on from there to verify it’s each fashion-forward and useful.”

Drapey Melange Oversized Blazer
GANNI Drapey Melange Outsized Blazer
Drapey Melange Loose Mid Waist Pleat Pants
GANNI Drapey Melange Unfastened Mid Waist Pleat Pants
Crewneck T-Shirt

Iyore N. Olaye, Head of Fintech Product at Hen

clothing, shoulder, leg, footwear, waist, snapshot, knee, fashion, joint, shoe,


“With my model, I prefer to strike a steadiness between vogue statements and ease, or what I prefer to name ‘tech cool.’ California summers are identified for heat days and funky nights (and workplaces), so within the morning, I lean in the direction of an influence jumpsuit, coloured trousers, or fitted skinny denims. Layers assist me add just a little flare and provides me versatility for summer season evening occasions—jean shirts, kimonos, and cozy blazers over a press release shirt are my staples. As for sneakers, I prefer to preserve it comfortable and stylish: black Steve Madden booties, Nike Mayfly, or Dr. Martens boots. They’re important for my very energetic work setting the place I’m continually on the whiteboard brainstorming new app concepts. I sometimes end my appears to be like off with an ear cuff, studded earrings, and a daring necklace, as a result of nothing says, ‘let’s discuss enterprise’ like a refined floss.”

Essential Western Shirt
Levi’s Important Western Shirt
8Pcs Ear Cuffs
B Bascolor 8Pcs Ear Cuffs
Vegan Jadon II Boot Mono Platforms
Dr. Martens Vegan Jadon II Boot Mono Platforms

Katie Sturino, Founding father of Megababe

clothing, white, outerwear, plaid, blazer, jacket, fashion, pattern, design, footwear,


“Consolation is my primary concern. If I’m uncomfortable (reader, envision too excessive of heels, too slim of sneakers, or any model of a Spanx on my physique), my assembly and my day might be short-lived as a result of I’ll make up an excuse to go change. That being stated, I’m not exhibiting as much as conferences in my PJs. So, I contemplate the main points. Proper now, I’m gravitating in the direction of a headscarf and a blazer. I can put on them with denims or over a costume or a skirt they usually pull collectively the look whereas exhibiting off my persona.”

Double Breasted Textured Weave Jacket
Zara Double Breasted Textured Weave Jacket
Patti Straight Vintage Wash
DL 1961 Patti Straight Classic Wash
Puffy Braided Headband
Loeffler Randall Puffy Braided Headband

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Nyree Corby, Founder & CEO of Fame and Companions

photograph, blue, turquoise, pattern, tartan, design, room, plaid, textile, dress,


“This summer season I’m loving tartans, so my favourite wardrobe piece must be this classic Comme des Garçons skirt. I workforce it with a fairly white ruffle prime from Fame and Companions’ daywear, Proenza Schouler sneakers, and large black beaded hoops by Celine. Now could be the time to experiment by mishmashing sudden colours, prints, or model particulars.”

Asymmetric Skirt
The Leima Top
Fame and Companions The Leima Prime
Pipe Rolo Sandals
Proenza Schouler Pipe Rolo Sandals

Kate Foley Osterweis, Stylist & Vogue Guide

photograph, clothing, snapshot, fashion, dress, photography, footwear, design, outerwear, walking,


“I discover myself sporting a whole lot of lengthy printed silk, chiffon, and cotton clothes to work in the course of the summer season, as they’re so versatile and cozy. On this photograph, I’m truly sporting a Marni silk-printed matching shirt and skirt, which is one among my go-to summer season outfits and serves the identical function as all my summer season clothes. I’ve had the skirt for years and found the matching shirt on Vestiaire Collective…It’s necessary to me that I look sensible once I’m working with purchasers, and I additionally wish to ensure that what I’m sporting permits me to hurry across the metropolis between completely different purchasers’ workplaces with out overheating or ending up trying matted. I preserve footwear easy and cozy too. Final yr, I wore inexperienced suede sandals by Mansur Gavriel practically day by day. If I’ve a gathering or occasion the place I must put on heels, I put them in my bag and throw them on with my costume. It’s actually necessary to maintain summer season outfits completely simple and easy so you may feel and appear good all day.”

White Cotton Poplin Blouse
Marni White Cotton Poplin Shirt
Long Silk Skirt
Marni Lengthy Silk Skirt

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Filo Flip Flop
Mansur Gavriel Filo Flip Flop

Alexandra Wilkis Wilson, Co-Founder & Companion at Clerisy

clothing, footwear, fashion, leg, leather, shoe, dress, sitting, photography, model,


“For summer season, I like outfits that work for day and evening. You possibly can costume the outfit down with flats or sandals, and within the night, throw on a pair of va va voom sandals and also you’re able to go. I additionally consider in at all times having a jacket that goes with the whole lot for when the AC within the workplace is on excessive.”

Miranda Heel
Vegan Leather Blazer
Abercrombie & Fitch Vegan Leather-based Blazer

Andrea Lieberman, Founding father of A.L.C.

photograph, fur, brown, fashion, photography, jeans, outerwear, technology, leather, stock photography,


“My go-to piece in the summertime is a protracted sleeve silk prime, typically paired with denims. It’s simple, female, and I do know I can at all times throw it on and look put-together. Plus, it really works completely day to nighttime, particularly in L.A.”

Corbin Cotton Top
Jet Set Top
Montserrat Jet Set Prime

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Le Crop Mini Boot
Body Le Crop Mini Boot

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Gabby Karan De Felice, Inventive Director of Tutto il Giorno Eating places

footwear, photography, room, stock photography, photo shoot, shoe, furniture,


“I like a costume or a jumpsuit that’s comfy and seamlessly takes me from operating round at conferences in the course of the day to evenings at both Tutto il Giorno Tribeca or Southampton. I often follow neutrals and nonetheless put on black all summer season, however would possibly combine it up with a lightweight blue or beige. After all, I typically put on one thing from City Zen designed by my mother, Donna Karan.”

Jersey Twisted Dress
City Zen Jersey Twisted Costume

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Anessa Puff Sleeve Jumpsuit
Paige Anessa Puff Sleeve Jumpsuit
Women’s Square Neck Mini Dress
Dokotoo Ladies’s Sq. Neck Mini Costume

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Holly Russell, Freelance Vogue & Shopping for Guide

hair, white, clothing, blond, hairstyle, beauty, fashion, long hair, outerwear, photography,


“In the course of the summer season, I have a tendency to stay to wardrobe staples like a black costume, particularly JW Anderson’s midi that’s created from a fluid light-weight cloth and provides sleeves which are demure sufficient for an workplace setting. I model it barely bohemian with a protracted gold necklace, a flat or heeled sandal, and my Chloé alphabet rings. If you’re blissful to indicate just a little leg and are capable of costume barely informal in your work setting, then a skirt appears to be like tremendous directional with a easy white T-shirt and Widespread Tasks white trainers. In a extra formal working setting, the place you might have to put on a tailor-made look or swimsuit, a easy styling replace can be a shiny point-toe pump. I purchased a purple Aquazzura pair that’s excellent with a pair of sensible trousers.”

Sigmund Dress
Reformation Sigmund Costume
Original Achilles Low Sneaker
Widespread Tasks Unique Achilles Low Sneaker
Purist Pump 105
Aquazzura Purist Pump 105

Bärí A. Williams, Advisor at Bandwagon Fan Membership, Inc.

product, jeans, denim, photography, textile, footwear, grass, stock photography, sitting, shoe,


“There’s a well-known saying in regards to the shocking temperature of summers in San Francisco: ‘The coldest winter I ever spent was a summer season in San Francisco.’ It’s true! Summer season averages round 68 levels and workplaces are blasting AC inside, which nonetheless requires light-weight denim and a lightweight shirt. That is completely desk so far. Tech is informal, so something greater than this and I’d look misplaced. I like to make use of equipment to decorate an outfit up or down, for a presentation, or to satisfy my husband after work for a date evening.”

Puff Elbow Sleeve Eyelet Shirt
A New Day Puff Elbow Sleeve Eyelet Shirt
High Rise Loose
Women’s Button Down Soft Knit Cardigan
Floria Ladies’s Button Down Comfortable Knit Cardigan

Honor Brodie, Inventive Director at Tory Burch

clothing, orange, outerwear, fashion, beige, neck, textile, visual arts, dress, fashion design,


“When it’s hotter exterior, I like to put on vibrant colours and batik prints. This silk chiffon bow shirt provides a little bit of softness to the extra structured midi skirt, whereas the embroidered suede bag and mules have a bohemian vibe that feels proper for summer season.”

Striped Cotton Poplin Skirt
Tory Burch Striped Cotton Poplin Skirt
151 Mercer Studded Suede Crescent Bag
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Tory Charm Mule
Tory Burch Tory Attraction Mule

Maria Tash, Jewellery Designer & Piercing Knowledgeable

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“I at all times suppose when it comes to jewellery. I like heat yellow gold in the summertime, because it each resonates with my complexion in addition to any gentle tan. My attire decisions get lighter (however nonetheless with no less than half sleeves), so I go for chiffons and silk charmeuse, plus linen pants that couple nicely with the silk tops. Jewellery and my hair nonetheless dominate over my attire decisions, although.”

Future Ex BF Bandana Shirt
Le Superbe Future Ex BF Bandana Shirt
French Bow Puff Sleeve Silk Blouse
Silk Maison French Bow Puff Sleeve Silk Shirt
Heidi Wide Leg Satin Pants
Dynamite Clothes Heidi Huge Leg Satin Pants

Roopal Patel, Senior Vice President & Vogue Director at Saks Fifth Avenue

photograph, clothing, fashion, pink, snapshot, footwear, street fashion, photography, room, tshirt,


“This summer season is all about experimentation, creating untold choices for office-appropriate vogue. My private go-to is a good shirt and skirt combo. I gravitate in the direction of basic stripes, which are available in all types of iterations, and take inspiration from suiting. Specifically, I like a crisp poplin off-the-shoulder shirt from Rosie Assoulin paired with a Dries van Noten ruffle skirt. I add a straightforward summer season sandal and Loewe novelty bag to finish the look.

In the summertime, you need coloration, print, sample—your look doesn’t need to be so basic. Experiment, however preserve it stylish! Summer season workplace dressing doesn’t imply it is best to appear to be you’re going to the seashore—reserve tank tops, flip-flops, and shorts for leisure actions.”

Floaties Top
Rosie Assoulin Floaties Prime
Shirred Cotton-Poplin Skirt
Dries Van Noten Shirred Cotton-Poplin Skirt

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Amazona 28 bag in nappa calfskin
Loewe Amazona 28 bag in nappa calfskin

Leah White Rigueur, Professor at Johns Hopkins College

photograph, green, snapshot, fashion, tshirt, sunglasses, street fashion, eyewear, photography, stock photography,


“For me, summer season work apparel means one factor: versatility. As a result of I’m at all times on the go, I want garments that replicate that and replicate my numerous schedule. A mean work week, for instance, finds me rocking a light-weight prime and white denims for a gathering sooner or later, and a bright-colored costume for a talking engagement the very subsequent day. This selection is what I like probably the most about my summer season apparel; I get to continually trip between Jordans, flip-flops, and Louboutins, which is unbelievable!”

Good Legs
Air Jordan 1 Mid
Satin Halter Dress
Farm Rio Satin Halter Costume
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Meg is the Affiliate Vogue Commerce Editor at ELLE.com the place she researches tendencies, checks merchandise, and appears for solutions to all of your burning questions. She additionally co-writes a month-to-month column, Similar Similar However Completely different. Meg has beforehand written for Cosmopolitan and City & Nation. Her passions embody journey, buffalo sauce, and sustainability. She’s going to by no means cease hoping for a One Path reunion tour.

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Nikki Ogunnaike is the senior digital director of Harper’s Bazaar, the place she oversees a workforce of editors and writers who cowl the tradition of fashion throughout the web site, video, and social media. She has beforehand held roles at GQ, ELLE, Glamour, InStyle, and Vainness Honest. You might also acknowledge Nikki from her time because the host of Snapchat’s On-line, IRL and IGTV’s The Run By means of. In her free time Nikki enjoys operating half marathons, studying about wine, and watching actuality TV with out an oz of disgrace.