White adds crispness to a summer work outfit
Being an Alaskan, white is not one of my favorite colors. May be this is due to the fact that there is a closed snow-cover from early October to late April/early May. Thus, one gets an “overdose” of this “color”, sort of. Consequently, I prefer any color over white in my outfits.
Nevertheless, I have some white items in my closet as white is so stunning and crisp in any outfit. A monochromatic white look with a pop of color is an eternal classic – just remember Gracia Patricia of Monaco in her sweater and dress pants with red shoes look in the mid 70s.
Of course, I have the obligatory, usual white button down shirt for business meetings that everyone has to have. Other white pieces are an embroidered tunic, a gift from my Indian girl friend, a polka dot white cardigan (see today’s outfit), a white pair of leather pants and boyfriend jeans as well as denim jacket.
Well, I have to admit I do not know what I was thinking, but I bought a white leather skirt for summer last winter as I really love leather clothing. In the OOTD, I use the crispness of white to ground the mixed print look of polka dots and florals.
Mixing prints: Polkas dots and floral
Here I wear said polka dot cardigan as a top tucked into the leather skirt and gave the look a finishing touch with a floral blazer for some pops of color. Thus, this outfit combines different prints and colors. I love a mixed prints outfit. The golden sandals are just a neutral add-on on this summer work outfit with floral blazer. Their style makes them perfect to wear metalics at day.
Pro tip: Always ground your mixed prints with a common solid color, no matter whether they are polka dots, stripes, or floral prints.
Other looks with a floral blazer
This floral blazer is pretty versatile. It works with casual clothes as well. I styled this blazer with a denim skirt this summer. The blazer also looks great when styled with a striped top or skirt.
Do you wear leather in summer? Does your office dress code allow wearing leather? What do you wear to work in summer? Let me know be email, I am curious.
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Photo: G. Kramm
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