11-Piece Work Wardrobe


ONETWO | THREE | FOUR (in fact, many small Rebecca Minkoff bags would work for happy hour) | FIVE | SIX | SEVEN | EIGHT | NINE | TEN | ELEVEN


I’ve been awfully unhappy with my summer work wardrobe lately. I feel like all I have in my closet are skirts (great) and wool sweaters (not great), which is making Monday through Friday a little difficult in the humid weather. I’m lucky to work in an office with a relaxed dress code, making sundresses A-OK, but I feel like I should step it up a bit. That said, I don’t want to invest in too many pieces. I’d rather buy a handful of items (or rework current items) to create a seamless capsule work wardrobe for the rest of the summer. I’ve pulled 11 items that can be worn in various combinations together or reworked on the weekend, like the dress with the subtly sexy back cutout. Wear a cardigan over it to work, but wear it as-is on the weekend with a pair of leather sandals. You could also wear the button-up shirt untucked with a pair of shorts. Below, you’ll find six ways to mix-and-match these pieces for a stylish work week. (Just assume you’re wearing the same flats and choosing between the leather tote or clutch depending on your work load.)




  • http://iamchiconthecheap.com/ Lyddiegal

    Sometimes I think a paired down wardrobe might be really nice. Maybe even a pared down jewelry drawer, since I spent 20 minutes searching for a necklace and couldn’t find it because it was completely tangled around two others. Love the little sundress you chose – can never have too many of those! (see, I have a problem).

  • Yolonda Washington

    These few pieces are great for work and weekend. I purchased some similar earrings over the weekend from a local boutique. The Tory Burch tote Odin my to buy list, I’m just debating on the nude and Black

  • http://www.shoppingmycloset.com/ Shopping My Closet

    Such cute combinations!

    Liz @ ShoppingMyCloset.com

  • http://www.cornflakedreams.com/ jillian

    everything is so versatile! i love that white bag. xo jillian – cornflake dreams

  • http://alilyloveaffair.com Anna Baun

    Great pieces! So many of which will transition really well into Fall also! XO


  • http://pinksole.com/ Rachelle

    I want everything on this list, that dress and skirt are amazing.


    • http://bedknobsandbaubles.com/ Jessica

      I actually ordered the dress, skirt, and twinset during my no-work-clothes rage yesterday. Haha. We’ll see what works out, but I’m pretty excited to have some options.