5 Summer Desk-To-Date Outfits

By

5 Summer Work-To-Date Outfits
Easy ways to transition from your office to happy hour this summer.

Summer work attire is all about loose layers. Transition from office air conditioning to the outdoor humidity with a simple sweater strip-tease and you're ready for happy hour!

Swap your blazer for bare shoulders or lose that cardigan for the breezy camisole underneath, and you'll go from sophisticated to sexy as soon as the clock stricks 6 pm (or whenever your work day is done).

No need to cram a date dress into your purse. Here are five outfit options that go from work to play in summer's hottest temps.

1. Rebecca Taylor Aurora Floral-Print Silk Shift Dress, $157 & Bop Basics The Fiance Blazer, $198

outfits

At the office, layer this whimsical floral dress with a structured black blazer for a more polished appearance, but go sans-blazer for drinks with your crush later on.

 

2. Kate Spade New York 'domino' embroidered shift dress, $398 & J.Crew Jackie cardigan, $65

outfits

This colorful Kate Spade shift dress is perfect for summer. Tone down the vibrant hues with a classic black cardigan for the office, but ditch the cardi for the bright and ladylike look post-work.


3. J. Crew No. 2 pencil skirt in polka-dot jacquard (mauve blush ivory), $118, J.Crew 1035 jacket in superfine cotton in beechwood, $158 & Urban Outfitter's Kimchi Blue Silky Mesh Dot Cami, $19.99

outfits

The mauve blush ivory shade of this polka-dot pencil skirt is all summer. Complete the polished look with a cream colored blazer for the office, and dress it down with a sheer cami after hours.

 

4.DVF Clean Pinca Cigarette Pant, $275, Topshop 'Pasha' Camisole, $36 & Joie Belden Blouse, $178

outfits

These sleek cigarette pants are the epitome of power dressing. Pair them with a flirty Pink tank and delicate eyelet top for a light and summery contrast. Post-work, wear the pink tank by itself, or keep the eyelet blouse for its dainty-chic appeal.

 

5. Club Monaco Carey Printed Pencil Skirt, $99 & J.Crew Silk boy blouse with contrast trim, $118

outfits

A printed pencil skirt and menswear-inspired top is the perfect blend of sexy and sweet. No need for any happy hour adjustments. Wear it to the bars, and show 'em who's boss!

More juicy stories from YourTango:

GET MORE ARTICLES LIKE THIS IN YOUR INBOX!

Sign up for our daily email and get the stories everyone is talking about.

Must-see Videos
SEE MORE VIDEOS
Stories we love
FROM AROUND THE WEB
  • Less than 5% of the U.S. population identifies as lesbian, gay or bisexual.