office appropriate for summer

How-To: Office Appropriate {FUN} Summer Attire

by Kate Franco on July 12, 2010 · 2 comments

This post goes out to a good friend of mine who’s looking to spice up her wardrobe at work and on the weekends. The thing I like most about the set below is that it can be mixed and matched to get any number of looks. Plus, you can tell my obsession with floral belted dresses hasn’t changed much.

My girl’s parameters were this: “edgy”,”conservative”, and “jewel tones”. Only a touch contradictory, right? I think the look ends up being balanced…meeting in the middle at on-trend. What do you think? Mission accomplished?


Silky Floral Dress, $30
Grey Floral Ruffle Tunic, $55
Multi floral gypsy dress, 32 GBP
Simone wool cardigan, $225
Armand Basi Daju silk-blend cardigan, $104
Cotton Boyfriend Jacket, $395
Steve Madden Annton, $129
Seychelles Sophia, $78
Praia Platform Espadrilles, $595
Teal Flower Petal Cuff, $45
Vintage Heart Locket, 39 GBP
Eye-bobs Thick Eye Reading Glasses, $65
skinny double belt, $36

The only thing I’ll say about dresses for work is watch out for the length. Minis are in, but not at the office. Above the knee is fine, mini is not! Now if only we could all look like this while we’re running errands about town:


I am dying over this look. Seriously. Those shoes!

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