Cute quilted jacket and sheath dress summer work outfit
Calvin Klein striped sheath, Halogen quilted blush leather jacket, statement croc tote, Via Spiga patent leather slingbacks, neon color statement necklace, and Hermes collier de chien belt (all own)

Dress with the diurnal course of temperature in mind

It it getting cooler now in the mornings. Temperatures are just in the lower 60s (15-17oC). Around noon, temperatures are wonderful in the mid 70s (~23oC), which is great to have lunch outside. To be appropriately dressed for the cool mornings and the warm lunch hour outside and work, I am wearing a striped sheath dress with a blush quilted leather jacket. At work, the leather jacket protects me from the AC that seems still to be set for high summer temperatures. For the lunch break, I leave the jacket in the office and enjoy the last days of summer.

style over 40 work outfit with quilted leather jacket
Calvin Klein striped sheath dress, blush Via Spiga slingbacks with kittens heels, quilted Hinge leather jacket, Paloma Picasso sunglasses, beaded necklace, Hermes collier de chien belt, and structured bag (all own)

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Pretty dew means high humidity

Besides the cool morning temperatures, the morning fog that can be seen in the photo, is another sign of the approaching fall. The fog is caused when the air cools during the night and the air temperature reached the dew point temperature. Then fog builds in the air. If the humidity is also around 100% close to the ground, dew can build on the lawns.

fashion over 40 Office look with quilted leather jacket
Hinge quilted leather jacket over Calvin Klein striped sheath dress, Paloma Picasso sunglasses, Hermes collier de chien belt, statement necklace, and Via Spiga slingbacks (all own)

Alaska’s fall sets on in mid August

There are also already some leaves turning yellow or red. I think in three weeks if not earlier I will have to start posting fall outfits. Well giving some ideas before you meet fall. 😉 So to speak this business casual summer outfit is sort of the first in a series of summer to fall transition inspirations. Thus, keep tuned for more work outfit ideas for autumn.

#styleover40 Fashion blogger in dress with cropped jacket end of summer office look with kitten heel pumps
Sideview of business casual end of the warm season outfit. Calvin Klein dress, Halogen leather jacket, work tote, Paloma Picasso sunglasses, Via Spiga kitten heel pumps, neon beads necklace, and Hermes collier de chien belt (all own)

What I love about sheaths

This type of dress works all by itself, is easy to style with a jacket of any type – which of course – changes the vibe. Furthermore, a sheath can be worn multiple ways. So you can wear it now – wear it later. A sheath also gives a straight-up-and-down body some curves. Need that. 😉

What great summer outfits do you wear during the last days of summer? Are you eager to wear you new fall clothes or hold on to your (more) comfy summer fashion? Tweet me your fashion over 40 challenges! I would love to help you.

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