As modern girls-on-the-go, we have no doubt your summer calendar is packed with events, including more than a few that take place directly after you leave the office. In turn, you most likely find yourself facing a dilemma at times: how can I create an outfit that goes directly from the office to an after-hours event? With this key question in mind, we set out to find four outfit ideas that would provide you with the inspiration you need to create an outfit that lasts all day. For those who work in casual or creative settings, you can turn to Dianna Agron and Anne Hathaway for ideas. Both women recently created outfits that have a dose of polish, but also a pared-down vibe, making them great for the girl who wants to head straight from her 9-to-5 to happy hour. If you work in a more formal environment, you can take notes from either Freida Pinto or Shailene Woodley, both of whom know how to turn up the sophistication dial. These outfits are perfect for when you have a smart event, like an art gallery opening, a book launch party, or a birthday dinner. Of course, whichever way you go, there are plenty of pieces on the market that can help you along the way, so click through to our Summer Work Style Guide to see our top picks for the ultimate in summer work style.
Get Dianna’s look: Pair Enza Costa’s Gauze Button Shirt ($139) with a skirt like Zadig and Voltaire’s Broderie Skirt ($249). Then, simply add Marni’s Open Toe Clog Sandals ($309) and Nine West’s Predictable Satchel ($89) and you are all set.
Get Anne’s look: Team Rory Beca’s Bouclé Tweed Jacket ($258) and Topshop’s Knitted Lurex Sweater ($76) with Siwy’s Hannah Forever Slim Jeans ($185). To finish, slip into J Crew’s Cece Ballet Flats ($138) and throw MICHAEL Michael Kors’ Convertible Shoulder Bag ($258) over your shoulder.
Get Freida’s look: Layer Ya Los Angeles’ Fit N Flare Dress in Lemon ($54) under Topshop’s Ponte Boyfriend Blazer ($70). Complete your look by picking up Fabi’s Ballet Flats ($195) and adding a bag like Rebecca Minkoff’s Sammy Mini Box Bag ($495).
Get Shailene’s look: Pair Zara’s Frayed Basket-Weave Cardigan ($90) with Theory’s Lauren Tailor Pants ($265). A pair of Nine West’s Maximal Sandals in Black ($89) will work perfectly to complete the look. A note: make sure the pants fall just slightly above the bottom of the shoe.
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