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Summer is June, July and August

For climate scientists summer is June, July and August. Going with their definition, summer is over despite the calendar gives us a grace until September 23. Let’s cross fingers that the weather does so as well or even better than that. However, here in the Interior of Alaska, it looks already like fall and feels like early November in Germany. Here are my best outfits for work and play. While the easiest way to look work appropriate in summer is a dress – it’s my summmer favorite – there are many other options to look chic during the warm season of the year.

summer outfit idea mixing plaid and polka dots
Back view of Oliveo plaid shirt with Ralph Lauren pleated polka dot skirt, Liz Clairborne open toe patent leather pumps with crocodile imprint, and Celine tote (all own)
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Oliveo plaid cotton shirt with Ralph Lauren polka dot skirt, Celine tote, Ray Ban sunglasses, Kieselstein Cord belt and buckle, and Liz Claiborne open toe pumps (all own)


Anyhow, here are my favorite outfits of this summer.

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GNW leopard print sweater worn as top over eShakti floral print dress with H-belt, Michael Kors plateau sandals, Jaeger tote (all own) and wooden sports watch c/o Jord


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mature woman wearing a turquoise lace sheath
Coach striped summer bag, eShakti lace dress, Ray Ban sunglasses, Michael Kors sandals, statement necklace (all own) and wood watch c/o Jord
style blogger Nicole in teal summer shirt dress for work with floral pumps
Express shirt dress with Madonna True or Dare floral pumps, Hermes Medor watch, Hemes collier de chien bangle, and black pearl necklace (all own)


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eShakti sheath dress with Michael Kors sandals, Hermes Medor watch, Hermes collier de chien bangle, and bead necklace (all own)
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Olivero chinos with painted silk scarf, Vince leather shell, Ray Ban sunglasses, Hermes collier de chien bangle, Festina watch, Longchamp cuire bag, and Gabriella Rocha sandals (all own)
casual warm season outfit with suede skirt, leopard pumps and denim jacket
Levis denim jacket with G-III suede skirt, Aldo leopard print pony hair pumps, Ray Ban sunglasses, Celine tote, Peacock necklace, Hermes enamel bangles (all own) and striped T-shirt c/o Marine Layer


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Ann Taylor blazer with GNW sweater, Burberry skirt, opera length pearl necklace, Ivanka Trump pumps and structured bag (all own)
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Side view of Oliveo button-down plaid shirt with polka dot Ralph Lauren pleat skirt, Bulova watch, Liz Claiborne open toe pumps, and Celine tote (all own)


You can wear a scuba outfit to work

Finally, the weather permitted me to wear the scuba sheath dress that I bought in February to update my wardrobe with something purple/violet. I styled it for the office with my cropped scuba jacket that I already owned. The pumps were also an addition for this warm season to add this years It color violet. The long suede belt gives the look the finishing touch.

I love sheath dresses. They are instant style. Add a pair of pumps and a work bag and you are ready to go to the office. Also there are many ways to wear them. Interested? Check this post on various ways to wear a sheath.

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Calvin Klein purple floral print scuba sheath dress, pink suede gemstone buckle statement belt, Prada pointy toe purple pumps, and Collier de chien bangle (all own)


Are you in a summer style rut? See these great summer outfit inspirations to switch things up.

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