How to Transition to Summer Office Style

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Happy Thursday! I’ve been talking a lot about summer style in recent posts. I’ve shared my summer wishlist and even posted a video talking about 5 style essentials. Since the style essentials primarily focused on weekend outfits, today I’m giving you 3  quick and easy tips to help you add summer flair to your work wardrobe.

While we all think of sundresses and denim cutoffs when it comes to summer fashion, those pieces don’t translate in the workplace world. What if you want to wear summer-inspired looks outside of the night and weekend hours? Honestly, it’s a lot easier than you think! Below are three actionable steps you can take to bring summer to the office:

  1. Fashion | Swap the dark neutral clothes for lighter shades, looser fabrics, and prints!

    Black, white, and denim are on constant repeat for my office style. During the warmer months, I tend to stay away from too much black in the office. I want to bring color without totally veering off my personal style, so printed tops are the perfect option!

    If you want to try out a colorful pant and don’t mind splurging a bit, Alice + Olivia currently has some beautifully bright styles that you can wear both in and outside of the office.

  2. Beauty | Paint your nails a vibrant, summer shade and add a subtle highlight to your cheeks.

    If switching up your style is too big of a move for the office, you can start small and focus on beauty instead. The easiest way to add color is by painting your nails a pastel or vibrant shade. One thing I’ve noticed is in the office, nails are a conversation point. People are always complimenting and curious as to which shade you’re wearing when your nails are painted a color that fits the season.

    The best nail polish shade range for the lowes price is definitely Sinful Colors, but KL Polish has the best formula and staying power. If you’re on the hunt for some new nail polish, I would take a look at either of the two brands.

  3. Hair | Embrace the waves and add sunkissed highlights to your hair.

    Every once in a while I get bored and want to straighten my hair, but for the most part, I’m all about natural texture these days. Particularly in the summer, hair and beauty get dialed back. Rather than wear pristine and intricate styles, the trends tend to lean towards a natural and minimal appeal. If you typically wear your hair straight, add a bit of texture. Even a loose wave from a styling wand exudes summer more than a sleek and polished hairdo.

    If you don’t mind a bit of color in your hair, add subtle highlights to give your ‘do the sunkissed look.

Which tip are you incorporating into next week’s work fashion?

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