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summer work outfit formula

Friday, June 12, 2015









||J.Crew Factory purple skirt (old, love this) | similar printed sleeveless blouse | Tory Burch York Buckle Tote | Kendra Scott Rayne Tassel Necklace | Kate Spade Metro Round Leather Watch | Ray-Ban Original Aviators | Tory Burch Reva Ballerina Flats | Old Navy cardigan||

When it gets warm out, I am very appreciative that we can wear skirts and dresses to work! I feel so bad for the guys who are wearing jeans and a button down when it is 90 degrees outside! When it gets hot out, I love to pair skirts with a tank top and cardigan or blazer. (hello it is like 40 degrees inside an office building, brrr!) When wearing skirts or more casual dresses, I opt for closed toed shoes. I feel like sandals can make your outfit seem too casual for an office building.

You know what your dress code is like where you work, so this may or may not work for you.  If you like the look, but need a longer skirt, check out this circle skirt or this pencil skirt. Almost all of my friends are teachers so I know this would never work for them because they are always crouching by desks or sitting on the floor! However, this works for where I work because I am sitting in a cubicle all day. I base my skirt length off of the "finger test" from high school... where the bottom of your skirt hem has to go past your fingertips. (Anyone else remember that rule, haha!?)

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48 thoughts

  1. Hey Darcey! It's so good to come back after such a long time!

    I love love love that bag! Lovely outfit, girl! You look so beautiful <3

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  2. that's one of my formulas too for the summer, so cute.

    xo
    PinkSole

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  3. I love this outfit for work! A bright pencil skirt really brightens out the work day! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  4. Great outfit...loving your top and TGIF!
    charity
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  5. I'm all about the bright pencil skirts for work...they make putting outfits together such a breeze!

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  6. I totally follow the fingertip rule too, haha! Love this look for work. I'm glad I have control of the air conditioning in my office - being freezing at work all day is the worst!

    Sarah
    thesurznickcommonroom.com

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  7. I love that skirt!
    Melanie @ meandmr.com

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  8. I love this, the skirt is such a striking color! LOL yes I remember the fingertip rule for skirts and still have that in my head everytime I'm trying skirts on, lol!

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  9. Love the skirt, such a great color. I have that tory bag in navy and it's one of my favorites.

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  10. Beautiful outfit - and so loving all the Tory! That bag is everything!! So gorgeous!! xx, Karen // Glam Karen

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  11. Loving this whole combo! You look adorable!
    xo
    Carrie
    CS Gems

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  12. Love the blue skirt! I really need to get some more color in my wardrobe... I always stick to black and grey! Gah!

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  13. I like your thought with respect to a close toed shoe - I think that definitely makes a summer skirt more office appropriate!

    Courtney ~ Sartorial Sidelines

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  14. I love wearing pencil skirts to work! Yours is such a statement because of the color, and I love your sunnies!

    May x • THE MAYDENbloglovin'

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  15. Such a cute outfit for work! Love the color of the skirt.

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  16. I adore the color of that skirt! Perfect work attire! :) You are a beauty!

    xo, Christina

    Fitness & Frills

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  17. Super cute outfit!! Not a fan of freezing cold offices though!! Like what is the deal with that?! Haha. Anyway, I hope that you have a wonderful weekend! :-)

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  18. Such a great and professional outfit! Love it!
    xoxo,
    Allie
    allaboutaph.blogspot.com

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  19. Oh my gosh what a cute outfit! I love that pop of blue.. it's so flattering!
    xo ClassToCloset

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  20. I am in love with that skirt! And the bag is a perfect match!

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  21. I always want to wear skirts and dresses to work but my office is feeezing! Love this look though!

    xx,
    Susie

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  22. Nice casual look! Love the color of your skirt!
    xx
    theblackblush.blogspot.pt

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  23. Perfect office outfit! I also take a cardigan or a jacket with me; it's so cold in our office in summer!:)

    Love your style:)

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  24. I love polka dots! A skirt is such a great option for the workplace or around home. I actually find them cooler and easier than shorts sometimes. Have a wonderful weekend.
    Betsy
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  25. Yes!! I most recently started wearing bright pencil skirts to work this Summer and I have been loving the look!

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  26. You can never go wrong with a j. crew skirt! They never go out of style :) Love this purple one.
    Elle
    Southern Elle Style

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  27. Super cute! I love the color and pattern mixing - perfect for summer! Sportsanista

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  28. Definitely a very nice outfit & perfect for a professional setting! xx

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  29. I love the black and white print with the cobalt! That blue is such a fun color!
    ~~Megan~~
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  30. You look so chic and elegant! Love this look :)

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  31. I love ballet flats and pencil skirts for work! They look so chic!

    xoxo
    Brenda
    À LA PLAGE style

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  32. I love a good pencil skirt and I absolutely love this cobalt blue one!! Love the Tory tote + flats!! xo
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  33. Loving that cobalt color! Perfection my dear :)

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  34. This outfit is gorgeous! I love cobalt paired with b&w, and everything about this is perfect.

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  35. I love the Tory Burch bag! I need it!

    XO,

    Amanda || www.fortheloveofglitter.com

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  36. catholic high school grad right here! totally remember the finger rule!! love your look - perfect for the outfit.

    xoxo, Elena Michelle
    www.anewyorkloveaffair.com

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  37. Love the polka dots and blue combo! Looking chic as always (that bag is gorg!).


    Morgan
    www.eenymeenyminymorgan.blogspot.com
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  38. Very cute…I love the blue skirt with traditional B&W, makes everything pop!

    xoxo,
    Brooke |KBStyled

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  39. Very cute! If I subbed the blue skirt for a black one I could even wear this to court!

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  40. i love anything polka dotted!! Cute outfit!!
    xoxo Amanda

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  41. Such a pretty outfit, I love your blue skirt! :)

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  42. I haven't worked in an office setting in a few years, but your outfit is similar to what I would wear when I did. It's classic. Love the purpley-blue with the black too.

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  43. Darcy I like your cute pencil skirt... I too agree wearing a cute closed toe shoe is better when working as it looks more professional... We have air conditioning where I work, so I always wear a sweater or blazer over my outfit xox

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  44. This outfit looks gorgeous on you! I love that cobalt blue color.

    jessica / www.teamwiking.com

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  45. cute work outfit and LOVE that necklace :)

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  46. Love your work outfit! And your formula sounds just about right to me. Pencil skirt + lightweight blouse + cardigan was my favorite summer combo when I worked an office job.

    You look absolutely adorable!

    xo, Mae // Mae Amor

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  47. That's nice when you have those options! It's really helpful during those hotter months. Nice outfit.
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