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Summer Dresses to the Workplace

By : haley 23 Comments

Hi all! Hope you had an amazing weekend! Today we’re talking summer dresses in the work place. So you’ve got a closet stocked full with summer dresses they’re probably tube tops, tank tops or spaghetti straps. So how do you make those suitable for the work place? It’s too hot for a blazer or cardigan. What’s your next best option….a vest! And make it a cropped one while your at it. This ripped grey vest from forever is my best friend during the summer months. Here’s a link to Forever21’s vest section. A great way to play down a summer dress is by pairing it with some flats. I found these Seychelle’s marigold yellow flats at Freestyle Clothing Exchange. These puppies retail for around $70, I found them for $10! This dress is from Old Navy a few seasons back, it works because it’s just right above the knee.






This weekend was filled with lots of movie watching. I finally sat down and fully watched Zoolander. My life is forever changed! I’ve come up with a few link I think you guys might enjoy…


DIY denim star shorts for the upcoming 4th of July (I’m so doing this—super easy!)

Movie to watch: Before Sunrise (just watched this—I’m obsessed. Yes, it’s from 1995 but there are 2 movies to follow, another in 2005 and one currently in theatres!)

TED talk on Women Leaders. (Because who doesn’t need a little inspiration?!)

The current best striped shirt on the market, made in France! (Yup, you guessed it. It’s from J.Crew—also on sale!)

I made you a summer playlist on Spotify, you’re welcome!  (I’ve been working out to this all week. I’ve added some tracks from my new favorite band, Thao with The Get Down Stay Down!)


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23 thoughts on “Summer Dresses to the Workplace”

  1. I adore these shoes and love your idea of throwing a vest over a sundress to make it work appropriate!

    xo Amy

  2. genius about the vest! i totally have a white one almost exactly like that from forever 21 and i would never have thought to wear at that way. gonna try it here soon!

  3. Good tip! 🙂 I love the grey/white contrast, with the yellow. Also, I’ve been trying to make time to see Before Sunrise! I heard it’s so good, & it’s nice to hear another opinion on the movie. Ugh I have to have to have to see it!

    Flounces & Hubbub

  4. You look SO cute! Love the vest with the dress, and those flats are awesome 🙂

    The Other Side of Gray

  5. Your dress is darling! I’ve been wearing summery dresses to the office and layering them up with cardis and blazers because the AC is SO cold! But as soon as I get outside it’s bare arms for the drive home! Love your style!

  6. This is a great workplace summer look! Love the vest over dress! Cute!


  7. Great summer look. love you hair

  8. umm are you adorable or WHAT??

    Sandy a la Mode

  9. I adore this dress! It’s so light and perfect for Summer!

  10. what a cute dress! and i love those shoes!

  11. Super cute shoes!


  12. the vest really is a great idea! i hadn’t thought of that, i always have cardigans. love your shoes too! xoamy

  13. Love adding on the vest idea! Esp for certain workplaces, u can’t show off too much skin, so wearing a vest on top of ur summer dress is perfect!

  14. Love this dress for the work place – appropriate, cute and perfect for summertime!

  15. I’m loving those yellow shoes, the braid-like strap is very unique and adds a dressy touch.


    Peonies and American Honey

  16. Thank you for the kind comment on my blog
    You look fantastic. Beautiful dress and I love the vest over the top

  17. This color palette is perfect for summer! It’s also my favorite color combo. So pretty!



    Southern (California) Belle

  18. Loving your style : )

  19. You look so cute!! love your sunnies

  20. Love the dress and those shoes. What a great find! You look great 🙂

  21. I love those sandals!!

    xx Luisa

  22. I love the idea of putting a vest over a dress for work, it’s genius 😉 You look lovely! Love your site, I’m a new follower look forward to more great tips and outfit inspiration!

    ~Jamie (Ruby Slipper Diaries)

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