Monthly Wish List – August 2015

Here are WorkChic’s current wish list items to kick start September – the month that marks the beginning of autumn.  I’m eager to put the hot summer months behind and welcome the new, gorgeous fall season.  I can hardly wait, how about you?

women's workwear fashion blog

1  Amber Sceats Front to Back Marble Earrings (understated elegance)
2  Albert Nipon Long-Sleeve Tweed Skirt Suit (sale!)
3  By Terry Cellularose Hydra-Toner (freshen up & shrink those pores)
4  Louise et Cie ‘Baylee’ Tassel Pointy Toe Loafers
5  Kate Spade New York ‘North Court – Bow Stacy’ Wallet
6  Fresh Sugar Rosé Extreme Lip Treatment Sunscreen SPF 15 (the best lip balm ever!)
7  S ZONE Vintage Canvas Leather Messenger Traveling Briefcase Shoulder Laptop Bag (budget find of the day; more colors)
8  Citizen Women’s Eco-Drive Leather Strap Watch (luxe for less & no battery required)

When Style Meets Comfort

casual office outfit ideas

Being comfortable in your clothes makes a huge difference to the way you feel throughout the day especially on the job.  It’s the casual basics that get you through the summer in comfort.  Such pieces are stretchy tank tops and capri pants in neutral hues.  They are more than just off duty clothes to lounge around in but can be incorporated as part of your workwear.

You can easily use these basics to come up with various stylish yet comfortable outfits.  One way to create an effortless look is by mixing high & low fashion, or via pairing dressy and casual pieces as I have here with my latest favorites from Hanes.  What great buys without draining your wallet!

hanes tank tops capri leggings

I often like to incorporate a comfortable and practical piece into my outfits whether it’s jeans or a shirt.  This Classic Men’s Tagless ComfortSoft Dyed A-Shirt (yes, men’s!) from Hanes plays up their versatile quality and works so well as a layering piece.  Again, get them in neutral colors in black, gray and white to rotate them year round.  I personally like wearing one under either a blazer or jacket.

With the soft and elastic fabric, these Cotton Capri leggings are suddenly a casual staple. As soon as you put them on, it brings on – whoa!  They are the ultimate in comfort and price.  The cropped length is perfect for summer.

how to dress casual for work

Just the combo of a tank and the capris alone offers that ready-to-workout comfort, but when you add on a sophisticated blazer and statement heels, it instantly takes on a chicer, dressier spin.  How simple to get this casual work look – a gray tank worn with black capris, thrown on a black blazer, tote and your favorite heels.  I know, my shoes are on the high side but I really like the edgy appeal of this studded pair.

I highlighted the monochromatic black-and-gray outfit with vibrant red nails.  Red nails are one of my favorite ways to add a bright pop of color to my outfits!

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White Shirt + Blue Culottes

white button shirt outfit

chambray culottes

business casual work outfit

I’m obsessed with a classic white button down shirt – so chic and versatile.  I usually roll my sleeves up to give it a laid-back edge.  It’s hard to resist not pairing with these very in-the-moment culotte pants.  If you wear a skirt to work, you surely can wear these flattering wide-legs.  This pair is possibly one of the most comfortable pants of all time in an airy, lightweight chambray.  They look polished with a button shirt for work and oh-so casual with sandals on the weekend.