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12 Summer Outfits To Wear for Work and Play!

May 29, 2018


Erin Schrader

Whoa, baby, it got hot. We’re talking the kind of hot that the second you walk out the door the sweat starts to drip off your face and your questioning why you needed to leave the air conditioning. Because of this, I’ve been wearing some warm weather friendly pieces I’ve found in my closet and have been working to bring you some fun outfits for the office. It can be hard to find something out of the “black pants” box when it comes to your 9-5 but hopefully, in this week’s roundup, you’ll spot a few looks that you can recreate to add a little pep in your step.

Before we dive in, let’s get the logistics out of the way to make this process easier on you – for sizing reference, I am 5’4, 125 lbs on a good day, typically a 2 in tops/dresses and 26 in jeans/pants with a preferred inseam of 26-28 inches. Bra size is 30DDD [I get it from my momma]. Hopefully, this helps when determining what size you’d need. Also, feel free to follow along here for daily outfits and check out this Pinterest board where you can also get some ideas! Which reminds me, you can pin any of these looks below to save for future reference! Simply click on the links below and you will be taken directly to the retailer where you can shop! Alright, fellow “I like to get dressed” friends, let’s begin!

ps. You can see ALL previous weekly roundup blog posts in one easy spot now!

Affordable Work Outfit // How to wear paperbag pants // what to wear for workBell Sleeve Shirt • Boden [30% off, size up one, wearing in 4 Regular] // Melina Paperbag Pants • Boden [30% off, size up one, wearing in 4 Regular] // Yaro Ankle Strap Sandal Heel Sandals • Sam Edelman [TTS]

Work Dress // Affordable Shift dress with pockets perfect for work a wedding or other casual event // Block heel sandalsTamara Dress • Boden [On sale! Size up one, wearing in 4 Regular] / Tamara Stretch Cotton Sleeveless Dress • Boden // Kolema Suede Block Heel Sandals • Vince Camuto [TTS] // Pompom Beach Bag • Boden 

What to Wear to a Wedding // How to Wear a Halter Dress // Summer DressTiered Shift Dress • Charles Henry [Size down if in between, wearing in XS] // Rosiee T-Strap Embellished Evening Sandals • INC International Concepts [15% off with code MEMDAY! TTS] // Sonatina Tassel Earrings • BaubleBar 

Work Wear // What to wear for work in the Spring and Summer // How to style a printed skirt // Statement heelsBell Sleeve Shirt • Boden [30% off, size up one, wearing in 4 Regular] // Printed Cotton A-line Skirt • Boden [Under $60, size up one, wearing in 4 regular] // Yaro Ankle Strap Sandal Heel Dress Sandals • Sam Edelman [TTS] 

How to wear a white top and white jeans // What to wear with a denim jacket // non sheer white jeans // affordable outfitTie-back tank top • J.Crew Factory [Under $20! TTS, wearing in XS] // Donna Ankle Skinny Jeans • KUT from the Kloth [Size down] // Samantha Tribeca Denim Jacket • Mavi Jeans [TTS, wearing in S] // Sannibel Platform Wedge Sandal • Treasure & Bond [TTS] // Cascading gemstone statement necklace • J.Crew Factory 

How to tie a tee // what to wear with white jeans // v neck top with white jeans and slide sandalsWhisper Cotton V-Neck Pocket Tee in Creston Stripe • Madewell [Size down if in between, wearing in XS] // Similar Jeans High-Rise Ankle Jeans • Abercrombie & Fitch // Bay Slides • Sam Edelman [TTS] 

How to Wear a Twist Hem Top // Comfortable Wedge Sandals // Twist Hem Top with Cropped Jeans and WedgesGibson x Living in Yellow Maggie Twist Hem Top • Gibson [33% off, TTS, wearing in XS] // High-Waisted Jegging Crop • American Eagle [25% off, TTS] // Analisa Platform Wedge • Sole Society [Size up .5] 

Memorial Day or July 4th Outfit // How to Tuck a shirt into shorts // How to style a striped topKnit Bubble Sleeve Tee • Bobeau [TTS, wearing in XS] //Blank NYC Weekend Warrior Cut Off Shorts – Social Threads [Size down if in between] // Bay Slides • Sam Edelman [TTS] 

How to wear a bold color shoe // Non sheer white jeans under $60Boyfriend V-Neck Tee • Abercrombie & Fitch [Size up if in between, wearing in S] // High-Rise Ankle Jeans • Abercrombie & Fitch [Size up if in between] / Similar Low-Rise Ankle Jeans • Abercrombie & Fitch // Madalayne Ruffle Slide • Sole Society [TTS]


How to Wear a White Denim Jacket // Affordable Denim Jacket Knit Bubble Sleeve Tee • Bobeau [Size down if in between, wearing in XS] // Denim Cuffed Distressed Shorts in Weekend Warrior • Blank NYC [Size down if in between] // Bay Slides • Sam Edelman [TTS] // Denim Jacket • Liverpool Jeans Company [TTS, wearing in S but could do XS] / Petite Sizes Denim Jacket • Liverpool Jeans Company 

What to Wear with Pull on Jeans // Striped Top with Released Hem Jeggings and ConverseRelaxed Mariner-Stripe Tee for Women • Old Navy [Only $8.50!! Size down if in between, wearing in small but could have done XS] // Chloe Release Hem Pull-On Crop Denim • Liverpool [TTS] // Chuck Taylor(R) ‘Shoreline’ Sneaker • Converse [TTS] 

How to Wear Overalls // What to wear with OverallsFirst-Layer Fitted Rib-Knit Tank for Women • Old Navy [$6! TTS, wearing in S] // Mended Tomgirl Overall Short • American Eagle [TTS, wearing in S]

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  1. Kate says:

    You must need a separate room for all your clothes!! LOVE LOVE every outfit!!!

  2. Kara says:

    These are great! Thank you.

  3. Linda Card says:

    Hi Erin, I was watching NBR tonight on PBS and saw the segment about you and your blog. I also live in Indiana and was pleased to see a segment about a fellow Hoosier who is doing well in her hobby that became a very successful business. I found your story interesting because I am hard to fit in clothes because of my petite size and was curious what you had in your blog.

    best wishes in your business and blog!

  4. Christine says:

    Love, love all of these outfits! Thanks for great ideas!

  5. Becca says:

    Please share where you purchase your undergarments? 30DDDD is very hard to find!

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