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Summer Workwear: 5 Must-Have Pieces For The Season

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Summer Workwear: 5 Must-Have Pieces For The Season

As the summer heat starts to kick in, it's time to turn over your closet and shed some of your heavier spring layers. Update your 9 to 5 wardrobe with these five polished and professional picks. 

1. Classic White Button-Down

The most classic staple in your workwear closet, a high-quality button-down shirt. Give it an upgrade this summer by opting for a blouse that has an extra touch of detail, such as a high-low hem, or back cut-out, like this relaxed fit "Regina" top from Amanda Uprichard in ivory.

Amanda Uprichard Ivory "Regina" Top

Amanda Uprichard Ivory "Regina" Top, Queen Anna House of Fashion

2. Silk Dress

Flowy fabrics in rich and vibrant hues equate to ultimate weekday cool. We're lusting over this dreamy sapphire shade by Maison de Papillon.  Pair a silk midi slip dress or tunic with a blazer at the start of the season, or if your office cranks the A/C. Take your silk look from day to night by shedding the blazer and adding strappy sandals or espadrilles.

Maison de Papillon Azure "Therese" Silk Slip Dress

Maison de Papillon Azure "Therese" Silk Slip Dress, Queen Anna House of Fashion

3. Lightweight Trousers

Easy, breezy office pieces. Is there anything more comfortable during the warmer months than linen? A chic solution - high-waisted linen trousers with just the perfect ankle crop to show off your summer sandals. Take it a step further and invest in a full linen suit and continue to mix and match the separates all season long. 

MICHAEL MICHAEL KORS Cropped linen tapered pants

MICHAEL MICHAEL KORS Cropped Linen Tapered Pants, Net-A-Porter

4. Neutral Basics

Continue to build out your foundation piece collection by adding a fitted black midi dress that can easily be layered, a light-colored skirt, and comfortable cotton tees. Commando is our go-to for base layers that provide support without sacrificing style.

Commando Black Minimalist Tank Midi Dress

Commando Black Minimalist Tank Midi Dress, Queen Anna House of Fashion

dvf darcey skirt

Diane von Furstenberg Darcey Skirt, Shopbop

5. Summer Shoes

Summer is the season of sandals, but for the office, flats or low heels are often the number one choice. Top off your look and have a little fun with unique patterns or colors, like these Matiko leopard slingbacks with wooden heel.

matiko slingback

Matiko Circa Slingback Haircalf Pumps, Shopbop

Now go ahead and own the office! Shop additional workwear picks, here or swing by our Minneapolis North Loop boutique. Our stylists can help you achieve your best 9-5 looks during your visit. Share your new designer outfits with #queenannamn or tag us @queenannaliving.