St. Petersburg, Florida

Summer Work Outfit Formula

Even though I don’t work in corporate America (anymore), I still love a good polished look. Whether you have a meeting, your 9-to-5 grind or an event, here is some work-ready inspiration to mix the fun fashion of summer with a professional twist.

From even my first day at headquarters, this was a go-to outfit formula for me. It always looked effortlessly styled and created the perfect fusion of trendy and professional. The silhouette is timeless, but there are three key elements that bring this up to date:

  1. The chambray shirt (rather than a typical white button down)
  2. A pencil skirt with an unexpected detail (like the fun pineapple embellishments on this skirt)
  3. A statement shoe (like this classic kitten sandal, in a bold hue)

It looks almost editorial in a way and this one formula can be mixed up and used over and over. See a different take on this formula used back in my corporate days here and here.

The chambray comes off as relatable and adds a more casual, summer feel. The pencil skirt dresses it up and the shoes are just for fun. I love these ones because they are extremely comfortable and easy to walk in. They look great with summer dresses, destroyed cut-off shorts, office looks and everything in between. Above all, they are a fantastic alternative to the flat summer sandal that comes off as extremely casual (that I am so guilty of wearing far too much).

Shop the Post

Chambray Top (old, similar) // Banana Republic Embellished Skirt (get 40% off with code ‘BRMORE’) c/o // Quay Sunglasses // Banana Republic Pumps (also comes in nude, gold and black, get 40% off with code ‘BRMORE’) c/o // Michael Kors Watch (on sale!)

As always, thank you for reading and a big thank you to Banana Republic for sponsoring this post.

Chambray Top

Banana Republic Embellished Skirt (get 40% off with code ‘BRMORE’)

Banana Republic Pumps (also comes in nude, gold and black)

Mixed Metal Watch (on sale!)

  1. Su Wrote:

    I do love the chambray top… and i definitely love your gorgeous legs 😀

    • Brenna Wrote:

      Thank you so much!