7 Day-to-Night Summer Looks to See You Through Your Workweek

Woman in elegant white top and black pants.

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In the summer, when the days are long, the evenings are warm, and my mind is a little more carefree, my calendar tends to get a lot more action. From daytime meetings to after-work cocktails and events, I'll often be out from day to night, which means I'm always looking for versatile and chic outfits that will easily take me through the summer day—and my workweek—seamlessly. My summer outfit rotations usually include plenty of elegant linen separates, lightweight layers, luxe-looking fabrics, and walkable kitten heels for an easy day-to-night transition.

To get inspired this summer, I have been saving a handful of chic outfits that I want to copy for myself this warm-weather season. These ensembles are simple, polished, and perfect from sunrise to sunset. Get inspired by the effortlessly elegant looks below to see you through your workweek in style, then shop the outfits for yourself.

Woman in white full skirt and vest.

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Full skirts are trending, and I love the fact that they're elegant enough to easily wear to work or meetings. The key is to style it with a polished top. A chic vest with a high neckline is the perfect option. Just add minimal kitten heels to finish the look.

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Woman in white trousers and blue striped button-down.

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When you want to look polished and put-together in the summer, relaxed white tailored trousers will be your hero item. Style them with a chic belt, a blue striped button-down, and minimalistic sandals for the perfect boardroom-to-bar outfit.

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Woman in brown summer dress.

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Opt for a chic one-and-done dress when you don't have time to think this summer. A trending bubble-hem midi silhouette is the perfect choice for an of-the-moment look. Style with kitten heels and a polished bag to complete the outfit.

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Woman in white jeans and silk top.

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A silky camisole is the perfect lightweight and luxe-looking summer top to style with relaxed off-white jeans for alfresco evening cocktails. Simply add a linen blazer for daytime meetings. A little colorful pop in the form of red kitten heels will finish the look beautifully. This is a great date-night look.

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Woman in black capris and a blazer.

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If you want to sport capri pants at work, simply pair them with a longline blazer and pointed-toe mules in an all-black color palette. This look is so chic and very on-trend.

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Woman in white linen set.

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When you want to stay cool in the sweltering heat but look sophisticated, opt for a chic white linen maxi-skirt set. It oozes an effortless elegance, and you can pair it with heels or flats depending on the occasion.

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Woman in black long linen dress.

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If you're looking for a linen piece that will look polished for the evening, then go for a maxi-length black dress that oozes elegance. Pair it with a summery pop of color in your shoes.

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Judith Jones
Senior Fashion Market Editor

Judith Jones is the senior fashion market editor at Who What Wear who specializes in shopping content and trend stories with high-affiliate impact. She shares the coolest, most desirable fashion market finds and brands for every budget. Previous to working in fashion, Judith worked as a TV host on the PBS travel show Globe Trekker (airing on Netflix and Amazon Prime) sharing her passion for travel and culture.