18 Core Pieces for Your Summer Work Wardrobe

Putting together an outfit for work can oftentimes be more stressful than needed, especially when we’re in the middle of the summer and the weather is hotter than imaginable. While you want to stay cool in and out of the office (especially if you’ve got an unbearable walk for your daily commute), you also want to be dressed appropriately for the office. So we put together a summer work capsule wardrobe to take the stress out of your morning routine.

When the heat of summer is only here for a short part of the year, why buy a whole new closet when you only need a few pieces to get you through the summer? Ahead we’ve rounded up everything you’ll need for the office that’ll ensure you don’t sweat through your favorite pieces that’ll also get you the right kind of attention from HR. With these pieces, the number of outfits is infinite, and by the time you get through all the outfit combinations, fall will be here.

Blazer

Blazers are always a great piece to have for the office. To keep cool, opt for a lighter fabric such as linen.

We’re still not over the check blazer.

Available in sizes XS to L.

You’ll feel the summer vibes in this pink blazer.

Available in sizes XS to XL.

Floral Blouse

You can never go wrong with a printed blouse for work. Wear it with a pair of trousers or a chic midi skirt.

This blouse is just too pretty not to have.

Available in sizes 2 to 12.

A short-sleeve blouse is great for summer.

Available in sizes 16 to 20.

Linen Shirt

What’s an office ensemble without a classic button-down shirt? We love a linen one for the summer heat.

Keep cool in a linen button-down.

Available in sizes 36 to 46.

The pineapple print makes this shirt perfect for summer.

Available in sizes XS to L.

Colorful Dress

A foolproof way to stay cool is a work-appropriate dress. For the summer, we love a brightly colored dress to keep you in the mood for the season.

This dress will brighten up anyone’s day.

Available in sizes DK 34 to DK 42.

We love a bright dress for summer.

Available in sizes XS to L.

Skirt

A cool skirt for the office is always a good option. Wear yours with a chic blouse or a button-down shirt.

Pair this with your linen button-down shirt.

Available in sizes XS to XL.

Khaki Pants

Yes, khakis can be chic for the office! Wear a cool, tailored iteration of the pants for a polished ensemble.

These are so flattering.

Available in sizes XL to XXXL.

Cropped khaki trousers are so comfortable for those hot days.

Available in sizes S to L.

Trousers

A pair of light-colored trousers is always a great alternative to your standard black pants for the office that’ll look so good during the summer.

Channel summer in a pair of white trousers.

Available in sizes 36 to 44.

Swap out your standard black trousers for these pink ones.

Available in sizes XS to L.

Classic Heels

No matter what you’re wearing, a pair of stylish heels will dress up any outfit. We love a colored option to brighten up your look.

These are classic.

Available in sizes 5 to 11.

If you need a taller heel, these will go with everything from a midi skirt to a pair of skinnies.

Available in sizes 6.5 to 9.5

Structured Handbag

Finish off your office look with a structured purse to hold all your necessities. It’ll instantly make your look that much more streamlined.

This two-tone bag will look good with all your work outfits.

A box-shaped purse big enough to hold your daily necessities.

Getting dressed for work just got that much easier.