working girl wednesday :: the perfectly professional white pant

Happy Hump Day! Today we're bringing back a little Working Girl Wednesday inspiration with the perfect white pant. The white jean is a summer staple, but what about when it comes to the office? No one wants to don their black and dark gray pants year-round, especially when the temps outside don't exactly align with your frigid office {Am I right, ladies?!} A summer necessity in your working girl wardrobe is the white pant. From day to night, business casual to dressy or formal, the white pant won't let you down this summer.

I LOVE this floral jacquard pant from the LOFT. The subtle floral pattern gives a more dressy effect, and the fit is perfect. Β These pants lend themselves perfectly to virtually any office environment ::

 

 

 

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And here's where you can buy them yourself ::

Floral Jacquard Skinny Ankle Pant

Β How about a skirt for those REEEEALLY hot days?

Floral Jacquard Skirt

So make sure you pick up a summer white pant for your working girl wardrobe; not only will you feel cool, you'll look it as well!

working girl wednesday :: breathable summer tops

It's Working Girl Wednesday! You'll have to pardon my little hiatus from this topic the past few weeks. But nevertheless, we're back and ready to give you some breathable summer top tips as the temperatures rise! Many of you work in office environments where they crank up the AC to arctic levels in the summer. You want to dress for that, but then you are drenched by the time you get to your {also hot} car. Wearing a breathable fabric can make all the difference. Try a sleeveless or short-sleeved top like the ones below, then throw on a cardigan or a blazer once you get inside the office.

This Anthropologie Archivist tee is the perfect short-sleeved option; made from super light, silky breathable fabric. The pattern is perfect to pair with a white slack or a colorful skirt/pant

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I love this Lush Roll Tab Sleeve from Nordstrom; a classic & timeless stripe with a drapey and flowy fit, perfect for a breathable, comfortable and stylish work look

A sleeveless option, this wrap front blouse from Nordstrom is both drapey and light. Pair with a white blazer or patterned cardigan when you get chilly inside the office. The drapey style also helps after a big lunch!

Another sleeveless option, this elephant print blouse from Anthro is perfect for those of you in a more laid-back, casual work environment.

this lightweight GAP fitted boyfriend shirt is the perfect long-sleeved option. Add a touch of femininity with a statement necklace

Another trick? A peep toe, although only exposing a slight bit of your feet, is WAY more breathable than a closed-toe pump.

Always look for a silky fabric that doesn't wrinkle when picking out work tops. A heavy cotton or anything that hugs and clings to you is only going to eliminate breathability and make you. Β hotter. Linen looks great, but be careful when you wear it! The car ride to work could leave you wrinkled and unpolished for the rest of the day.

Hope these workwear tips help you during this hot summer ahead!

Stylishly Yours,

Courtney

working girl wednesday :: pretty in pastels

Hey all you working women ::Β the week is almost over! Today we're highlighting a spring trend that you can take with you into the workplace, pastels. Pastels are girly and flirty and even better with your sunny spring tan! Colors like lilac and periwinkle can compliment your neutral tones and patterns alike, and give you a sunny alternative to your duller colors that have carried over from the winter months.

Here are some of our favorite pastel trends that you can add to your workwear wardrobe ::

Fossil Erin Tote in Pastel Green

Blush Peplum Blazer, Topshop

Modcloth City Dreaming Top in Blush

Peplum Fit & Flare Dress, Topshop

Sole Society Linn Heel

Stella & Dot Amity Drops

Stella & Dot Naomi Cluster Earrings

So add some pretty pastels to your workwear wardrobe this spring to brighten things up!

Stylishly Yours,

Courtney

working girl wednesday :: the nude shoe

Happy Hump Day! Today I'm talking to all you working women about the perfect spring/summer shoe for the workplace. A nude shoe is the perfect color for warmer months, goes with everything and is classically chic. Whether you prefer a wedge, a pump or a flat, go nude this spring! Don't darken and dull your outfit with a black or brown shoe; brighten it up with a nude hue.

Here's what I mean when I say "nude" ::

nude hues

Here are a few of my favorite nude shoes for all tastes & styles ::

For a more comfortable heel, try the wedge. In the spring & summer, go for a peeptoe rather than closed-toe, unless your work environment does not permit it. I'm loving the flirty bow on these, by Vince Camuto.

You can never go wrong with a nude pump. Wear it to work, to weddings, to cocktail parties & more. This blush-toned peeptoe by Ted Baker is perfection.

And of course, there is the ever-classic pointed toe nude heel. A bit lower for those who can't do the sky-high  pump, this is a traditional nude shade by Isaac Mizrahi

For those that say "comfort is key" and are on their feet a lot, try a chic flat. A pointed-toe gives the illusion of longer legs and smaller feet. This one by BP doesn't break the bank, either!

And, for those of you who are more daring, add some flair to your flat by trying a neutral snakeskin. I love the yellow trim on these ones, by Sole Society.

Last but not least, the mid-heel. This Sole Society best-seller is perfect for those of you who want some added height but want the comfort, too. The ankle strap adds some flair for those office environments that are a little more lenient.

I don't know about you, but my nude wedges will be my go-to shoe for the spring and summer when I need a neutral.

Stay tuned tomorrow for an exclusive Spring Giveaway featuring Painted Earth Cosmetics! You won't want to miss out.

Until then,

Courtney

 

Working Girl Wednesday :: Flirty Florals

It's Working Girl Wednesday! Today we're talking about how to incorporate fun, flirty florals into your workwear. Workwear doesn't have to be stuffy. You can still maintain professionalism while incorporating patterns and colors into your workwear wardrobe. Here is some outfit inspiration for your spring working girl wardrobe :: WW 1

I love this ASOS floral top, and I happen to own it. It is now on super sale for $18.82! The ruffled collar is fun and work-appropriate at the same time. Paired with these eyelet pants from LOFT and a tan tote, it's an effortless look that will leave you looking stylish and put-together.

ASOS Floral Top, $18.82

LOFT Cotton Eyelet Ankle Pants, $79.50

Sole Society Laurie Peeptoe Wedge, $49.95

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Sole Society Bettie Heel, $79.95

Dorothy Perkins Tan Tote, $95

 

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This workwear look incorporates a drapey chambray pant, which is ultra-flattering on virtually every body type. Paired with a light, airy navy & white floral top from Modcloth and a coral wedge. Throw a white blazer over for your chilly office and you'll be set for a springy workwear look!

Modcloth By the Garden Pond Top, $34.99

LOFT Drapey Chambray Trousers, $69.50

Sole Society Piper Wedge, $41.97

Trouve Reverse Lapel Blazer, Nordstrom, $98

Add some flirty florals to your workwear this spring and maintain a level of professionalism while still looking stylish and current. From understated light prints, to bold and bright, you can do it all. Just remember :: when wearing a bold print up top, stick to a neutral or darker colored bottom. When you are wearing an understated, less colorful top, you can add a pop of color in your pants or shoes. It's all about balance!

And that's your Working Girl Wednesday. Tune in next week when we discuss how to accessorize your workwear appropriately!

Stylishly Yours,

Courtney