I am enjoying putting this series together so much! (Read my first post in this series here.) Now that summer is underway, I still want to plan relevant outfits for those on summer break, and those who may still be doing the 9-5 or 8-4. My focus is on finding items in my closet that can double for work and play. In Arizona, the heat has settled in. Usually when I work in the warmer summer months, I look for pencil skirts, dresses, or ankle pants. So this week, I went through my closet and pulled out a few tops that can easily be dressed up or down.
Today I am sharing a few summer tops I found from some of my favorite places to score a deal: Target and Old Navy! See how I styled them for work and “play” below!
This fabric lays SO pretty! I love the trendy little ties, and think it goes beautifully with these ankle-length skinny dress pants and nude pumps. This would also look great with a white or black little blazer over it. I would also pair it with a patterned or solid pencil skirt, navy pants, or white pants.
It also looks so bright and cheerful with summer shorts! I have had these in my closet for a few years now and still find myself pulling them out every summer because they are nice and lightweight.
Can’t go wrong with white in the summer! I added the gold sandals, and think it looks nice and dressed up for a weekend look.
Tie Top | Ankle-length Dress Pants | Nude Heels | Similar B&W Patterned Shorts here and here | White Denim Shorts | Black Bow Slides | Similar Gold Sandals
Light-weight Ruffle Top
This top has the cutest little ruffles! I wore a cami underneath for an extra layer since the fabric is a bit light. Pairing this with navy was a no-brainer because navy and white always make me think of summer. As you can see, I have a thing for nude heels in the warmer months!
Here comes your classic summer look: white & distressed denim. I love this simple look and think all it needs is some turquoise or pink accessories to make it pop!
Ruffle Top | Ankle-length Dress Pants | Nude Heels | Similar Denim Shorts | Similar Wedges
Chambray works in every season as shown by this sleeveless button down! I think adding a little tie in the front is a fun option instead of tucking. I love it paired with black pants or pencil skirts. I think one of the best parts about a chambray top is pairing it with floral or patterned skirts like this polka dot one. And again, putting a colorful or black blazer over this it takes the look up a level.
See how these shorts work for multiple styles & colors of tops? The tulip hem and pom poms jazz it up a lot!
If you’re not into patterns, then pairing chambray with classic white is a polished option, too!
Similar Chambray Top here and here | Similar Pencil Skirt here, here, and here | Similar Black Heels | Similar B&W Patterned Shorts here and here | White Denim Shorts | Black Bow Slides | Similar Tan Gladiator Sandals
I hope that doing these work-wear inspired posts over the summer gives you some daily outfit ideas! I think it helps me see some of the pieces in my closet as more versatile. If you have any feedback, be sure to leave me a comment, or visit me on Instagram to say hi!
Thanks for reading! XO