The weather is finally starting to warm up (thank you mother nature), and summer activities and events are being planned. In my professional life, the summer is usually a bit slower as New Yorkers often vacation, spend more time with kids who are out of school, and begin venturing out to The Hamptons for long weekends. In years past, this has been a great time of year for me to experiment with new styles in a more relaxed office environment. In looking ahead to the start of summer, I have been thinking about sourcing + experimenting with three new items for work.
1. A Fabulous Scarf - Why I haven’t incorporated a classic statement scarf into my professional wardrobe earlier is just plain crazy! It’s time to fix that. I recently fell in love with the Statement Scarf from MM.LaFleur. It is incredibly soft, and a great conversation starter (trust me, you will undoubtedly receive compliments when wearing it). The scarf is also a beautifully versatile piece in that it can be worn tied around your neck, as a shawl on cooler summer nights, or as a head wrap if you’re going all Thelma & Louise this summer! Here I’ve styled it with a crisp, white short sleeve top and a brown leather belt. And take a look at the amazingly purposeful + empowering message the scarf contains when opened:
2. A Professional + Polished Summer Bag - I have some pretty tough requirements when it comes to work handbags. Any woman who spends 12+ hours a day commuting, working, attending various events and managing her family life needs organization, ease, something that will last, and something sophisticated, polished and chic. After doing loads of research, you will catch me carrying the Dagne Dover 15” Tote this summer. This bag is the ultimate day-to-night companion and catch-all, with a luxurious feel and tons of compartments to keep every essential in place. Love it too? Use code “SIXFOOTSTYLE” at checkout for 20% off.
3. A Pleated Midi Skirt - A pleated skirt has been a work wear staple for decades, so I love this updated + chic take on a contemporary classic from Forever 21. I recently purchased this skirt (how gorgeous is the color), not knowing whether a pleat would be appropriate for longer-legged ladies … however, our long stature actually accentuate the material without drowning our lower torso in folds + creases. I’ll be incorporating this into my summer work attire for sure.
Your turn ... what's on your summer must-have list?
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