Along with its rays of sunshine and lazy beach days, summer brings with it several work wardrobe challenges. You want to look your best at work without having to spend money on two different warm-weather wardrobes (one for the weekend and one for the office). Here are six ways to spruce up your summer look for $40 or less.
Use A Scarf As A Sweater
It’s too cold on the subway, too hot outside, and never quite right in the office. A sweater is too warm, and a light jacket is definitely out of the picture, but you still need something to cover up with while you’re attending that much too early 10 a.m. meeting. Sound familiar? Here’s the perfect solution—use a scarf as a sweater! A scarf is a unique alternative to a jacket or a sweater, and a great way to add some more pattern and color to your outfit. This lime silk scarf would do just the trick.
Dress Up Casual Sandals With A Summer Skirt
You’ve got a ton of cute and casual sandals stored in the closet, but they only come out to play after work or during the weekends. Luckily, there is an easy way to incorporate them into your everyday work look. Pair your sandals with a work appropriate summer skirt! If your office is slightly fancier, match your skirt and sandals with a dressier top, and don’t forget that scarf. Add this vintage skirt to your summer work wardrobe.
Dress Up Work Pants With Wedges
If you’re a year-round pants kinda gal who saves the dresses and skirts for special occasions, don’t fret! There’s an easy way to dress up your work pants during the warm-weather months. Pair your pants with wedges for an instant summer work wardrobe boost. Not only are wedges stylish, but also comfortable. These Steve Madden wedges would add just the right amount of summer flair to your work pants look.
Brighten Up Your Outfit With A Colorful Statement Necklace
Here’s your chance to be creative and add a little pop to your summer work look! Statement necklaces are an instant confidence and mood enhancer, especially a statement necklace in a bright color. If you’re wearing a V-neck top, opt for a necklace that sits above the “v.” For a scoop neck top, try a slightly shorter necklace that will accentuate your neckline. If you’re rocking a crew neck, a chunkier piece layered overtop of your shirt is the way to go. A variety of great statement necklaces like this turquoise stone pendant could do wonders for your summer work look.
Stack On Bracelets For A Fun Carefree Look
Summertime is the perfect season to tap into your bohemian, free-spirited side, and what better way to showcase your carefree side than with stacked bracelets. This is a look acceptable both for inside and outside of the office. The arm party will never end! Check out these bright and fun rhinestone bracelets.
Bring It All Together With Bright Lipstick
Last but not least, bring your work outfit together with some bright lipstick. Just because you’re stuck in the office all day, doesn’t mean you can’t have fun with your makeup. Make sure to choose a color that is work appropriate such as coral, a muted red, or pink.
Do you have any summer work wardrobe tips you’d like to share?