what to wear: summer work appropriate
With the weather heating up in the Northern Hemisphere, dressing for work just got more complicated, especially if your dress code requires that you dress smart business casual. Since dresses are the best for keeping cool, here’s an outfit that works great for work and into the evening.
Try a short-sleeve Ruched Faux Wrap Dress in a mid-weight jersey. The surplice neckline is super flattering and the length is just right for work. The dress is at a great price ($128), comes in sizes 2-14 and comes in 3 colors: midnight, tobacco and currant (shown.)
You don’t need to wear a jacket with it but since most office environments have the air conditioners running full blast, you’ll want to have something to throw on to ward off the chill. And, since Nordstroms is having their half-yearly sale right now, it’s the perfect time to get this great Marc by Marc Jacobs Ponte Knit Jacket, $154 (40% off.) The fabric of the jacket works really well with the dress and it shows off your curves well.
Navy heels are always hard to find in the winter so now’s the time to get some. The perfect work shoe is a simple mid-heel pump and these LAUREN Ralph Lauren heels deliver at $98. For accessories, you want to lighten up a bit with this adorable golden chain Kate Spade bauble necklace ($75) and Dooney & Bourke’s large leather Kristen Tote in bone for your laptop and files — it’s on sale for $196.
And the great thing about this outfit, it transitions easy for fall so that you get lots of wear out of it — just add tights.