12 Summer Workwear Staples You're Going to Want to Wear Every Day in the Office
This summer, there are a good percentage of people who are returning to the office, some for the first time in over two years. There are so many things to think about, like commuting again, what kind of snacks do we need at our desk, and the ever important question we've been thinking about for far too long — what exactly are we supposed to wear? Well, it's a complex question, but we've solved it for you. You want something comfortable, that's still a bit more dressed up than your go-to sweatpants. Plus, there's something fun about getting dressed up again. Think chic suits, classic blouses, and dresses you can even wear on the weekend.
If you've got curves, these are the clothes you'll want to live in while you're back at the office. They're elegant, cool, and yes, you could definitely wear them to happy hour afterwards. Plus, we found pieces that can be layered, because the only thing worse than sweating through your clothes in the sweltering summer heat is to then spend the day shivering under office air conditioning. Whether you work in a business casual office, something more formal, or a place where anything goes, you'll love these 12 styles. Keep on reading to shop our selects.
A Button Down Shirt: Universal Standard Full Placket Stretch Poplin Elbe Shirt
A button down shirt is as classic and universal as it gets. Having a well-fitting style in your closet is essential, and we like this Universal Standard Full Placket Stretch Poplin Elbe Shirt ($94).
A Vibrant Suit: Eloquii Tie Waist Blazer and Slit Front Trouser
A Colorful Blouse: Old Navy Puff-Sleeve Seersucker Babydoll Swing Blouse
If you want to add a pop of color to your work wardrobe, try this Old Navy Puff-Sleeve Seersucker Babydoll Swing Blouse ($30). We love the way this red top looks with white jeans, or underneath a sleek jacket.
A Cozy Cardigan: Old Navy Brushed Striped Shaker-Stitch Cardigan Sweater
Being back in the office means being back in office air conditioning. Having this Old Navy Brushed Striped Shaker-Stitch Cardigan Sweater ($35, originally $45) at your desk will be a life saver.
A Shirtdress: Universal Standard Long Sleeve Stretch Poplin Shirtdress
A shirtdress is a classic silhouette that we love. This Universal Standard Long Sleeve Stretch Poplin Shirtdress ($128) comes in the prettiest medium blue, and plus it has pockets!
A White Blouse: Old Navy Shirred Double-Weave Long-Sleeve Blouse
A long sleeved white blouse is always a good idea. We like this flowy Old Navy Shirred Double-Weave Long-Sleeve Blouse ($35), especially for summer.