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Summer Work Wear Essentials

Summer work outfits from Christopher and Banks

Summer work wear outfit essentials from Christopher and Banks


Summer may be here but some of us still have to work! Updating your Summer work wear essentials does not have to be a “job!” Christopher and Banks has so many Summer appropriate work wear essentials that will have you looking cool, comfortable and stylish. Read on to see all of the work wear outfits I’ve added to my Summer wardrobe.

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Summer work wear essentials -classic business casual

Summer work wear essentials for business casual office wear.

As the temperatures rise outside it’s important to update your work wear essentials to include lightweight fabrics, cool layers and lighter colors. This outfit has all three essentials; linen fabric, open stitch cardigan and light tan and coral colors.


Linen and Khaki are Summer work wear essentials

Linen striped knot tie blouse with khaki pull on ankle work pants.  Summer work wear outfit idea.

Trust me when I say “linen is your friend!” I know some of us shy away from linen due to it’s wrinkling effects. This Tie Sleeve Multi Stripe Blouse is a linen blend, so you don’t have the stress of looking wrinkly by the end of the work day.

Summer cardigans to layer

Coral pointelle knit cardigan over a tie sleeve striped linen blouse.  Wearing with tan pull on ankle slimming work pants for summer work wear outfit.

Wearing lighter colors like these Signature Slimming Pull On Bengaline Ankle Pants in a light khaki will keep you cool and comfortable. So obviously, ankle dress pants are a Summer work wear essential. Since most of our offices are colder in the Summer months than the Winter, it is essential to dress in cool layers. A Pointelle Knit Cardigan in a vibrant color color is a great add on layer. The delicate knit pattern is open and airy so you won’t get too hot. The mid length sleeve is great to wear over tank tops and sleeveless dresses too!

Summer multi strand seed bead necklace and earrings.  Linen striped blouse for summer work wear.

Adding neutral accessories to your Summer essentials is a must. In fact this Multi Strand Seed Bead Necklace and matching pair of earrings will be on repeat all Summer.

Office work wear and fun reader glasses from Christopher and Banks.

Did you know that most Christopher and Banks stores carry fun and stylish reading glasses? Since I am always looking for new pairs of readers to use at work and home, I was thrilled to find this new pair. Next time you are in your local C&B ask to see their selection of glasses. (p.s. they have sunglasses too!)

Flax Linen Blend Skirt 3 Ways for work

One flax linen skirt three ways for work.  Summer work wear outfit ideas.

This Flax Linen Blend Skirt is a must have Summer work wear essential. The A-line cut of this skirt is flattering on all body types and is a great length for the office environment. Most importantly it is lined! Check out 3 ways I am wearing it to work this Summer.


Tropical fruit cardigan & linen skirt outfit

Red Tropical fruit print cardigan and flax linen skirt outfit for Summer at the office.

A Summer work wardrobe has to be fun and functional! This Tropical Fruit Cardigan will give your outfits a punch of color. Having a fun & colorful patterned cardigan will add so many options to your Summer outfit choices. You can wear it with skirts, jeans, solid dresses and work slacks.

Summer t-shirt essentials for work

Coral red t-shirt with flax linen a-line skirt and linen wedges for Summer.

T-shirts are a Summer essential for work too! Christopher and Banks has so many wonderful t-shirt styles from v-neck to sleeveless. This Short Sleeve Sporty Heather V-Neck t-shirt in red really adds a pop of color to this linen skirt. Check out all of their essential t-shirt styles. You are sure to find several to add to your Summer wardrobe staples.


Red, tan and chambray casual Summer work outfit

Chambray drapey denim jacket is perfect to wear in the Summer over t-shirts, tank tops and sleeveless dresses.

Selecting solid colored work wear essentials will expand your outfit combinations. This classic red, white and blue color combo has been updated with this Chambray Denim Drapey Lyocell Jacket and these flax linen pieces. These Natural Oxford Linen Monica Wedges from TOMS are one of my favorite pairs of shoes in my closet right now.

Tropical Fruit Cardigan Summer Outfits

Tropical fruit printed red cardigan outfits with white jeans for Summer.

Summer in the office is usually a bit more casual, but that does not mean you have to wear jeans or look like you are on vacation. This summery print featuring strawberries, lemons and cherries adds a so-sweet style to this soft, colorful cardigan. Pair it with white ankle jeans or slacks and a bright yellow or red t-shirt.


White denim ankle jeans are the perfect work wear essential

White skinny ankle jeans, bright yellow tank top and printed tropical fruit cardigan outfit.

These Signature Slimming White Denim Ankle Jeans are a perfect Summer work wear essential. They are not too tight and have an amazing tummy-taming panel that delivers a look and fit that are spot-on. Add a cute Pineapple Charm Necklace and a bright tank top in red, yellow or olive and you will have several outfit options.

White skinny ankle jeans, bright yellow tank top and printed tropical fruit cardigan outfit.  Cute white cork wedge sandals to wear to work.

White Mountain All Glad Wedge Sandals are the perfect Summer sandal for work. I have them in white – but they also come in navy, coral, black and cream. I think I need one of each to go with all of these Summer work outfits!

Work wear essentials – khaki ankle pants

Summer work wear essential outfit ideas with khaki ankle pants.

Khaki work pants don’t have to be boring or look dated. These Signature Slimming Pull On Bengaline Ankle Pants from Christopher and Banks are perfect for the office. These stylish ankle pants pair well with nearly everything in your collection. They’re smart, contemporary, and fabulously figure flattering thanks to soft, stretchy fabric and a hidden tummy-slimming panel. Keep reading to see how different they look styled with these Summer work wear essentials.


Swap out a blazer for a denim jacket

Swap out a white blazer for a white denim jacket over an olive green tank top and khaki ankle pants.

Keep your Summer work wardrobe on the casual side by swapping out a white blazer for a white denim jacket. This Casual Denim Jacket is both classic and cute. I’ve pumped up this look with these fun Cuttler Brown Garden Wedges by White Mountain Shoes.

White denim stretch jacket work wear outfit.  Olive green tank top and khaki tan work pants.

This stretchy white denim jacket layers beautifully over tops, tanks and dresses alike! This is a great neutral color combo paired with an olive green t-shirt.

Layer with a Chambray denim shirt

Soft Chambray Button Up can be worn with white denim jeans, colorful ankle pants and these khaki pants.

Remember you can layer a shirt over a t-shirt for a finished, yet casual work look. This soft Chambray Button Up can be worn with white denim jeans, colorful ankle pants and these khaki pants.

Summer work wear essentials summed up…


Now that Summer is finally here, you can you look and feel stylish and comfortable at work with these great essentials from Christopher and Banks. Remember the three work wear essentials; lightweight fabrics, cool layers and lighter colors. Oh and don’t forget to get your toenails painted!

Check out some of my other Christopher and Banks posts! Easter/Spring outfit ideas HERE and Sister Spring Shopping Spree HERE!

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