Putting together workwear looks can be tricky, but putting together workwear looks for summer can be even more difficult. Here are 3 summer workwear looks for inspiration. Whether you are pulling inspiration from things you already have in your closet or shopping for these exact pieces, you will look like a boss this summer.
3 Summer Workwear Looks
I’ve always been against the wide-leg trouser looks because I thought I was too short to pull it off. However, even at 5’2″ I find this look to be extremely flattering and with a pair of heels it even makes me look taller.
The key to the wide-leg trouser look is having them perfectly tailored to just about an inch off the ground. This look can be achieved through tailoring your pants custom or just by the perfect heel height which is what I did here.
This khaki color is also perfect for summer because it feels lightweight but still very professional and is a nice change of pace from navy or black. I also complimented the light color trousers with a camel color handbag to stick all within the same color family.
For the top I went with a short sleeve lightweight sweater top in a bold print. Rocking color in the office is an easy way to make your professional clothes feel more seasonally relevant.
For this next look, I also leaned into the khaki color pant for a summer workwear look but with a fun twist of this beautiful eyelet fabric. Finding a fabric like eyelet, which is a traditional summer fabric, in a workwear piece is the perfect way to blend the two.
Because these pants are a great neutral base, I keep the whole look simple and neutral and then added a pop of color with this blue linen blazer. Blazer can be really hot and not great for summer but in a lightweight fabric like linen along with the fun color, it’s a great option. It can also be versatile in your closet.
You can wear this blue blazer multiple different ways throughout summer and still feel chic and professional.
The last summer workwear outfit inspiration is to layer a tank top with a long cardigan. Cardigans are perfect for the office because it adds coverage without being too heavy. It’s also great if your office is a little chilly.
I kept this full look in a neutral color palette but you could also easily swap the top for something colorful or a button-down. I find layering pieces add a little more interest to the outfit but sometimes it’s just easier to throw something on and go!
These gingham pants are another great summer staple piece because gingham is definitely a summertime print. So when looking for seasonal workwear pieces really keep in mind the print, the fabric, and the color.