August…and here we are already thinking about back to work…And that’s our theme for this Stylish Monday Blogger Collaboration!
Back to work means back to the classroom for me! Always feel like I owe it to my fashion students to look bright and colourful and happy to see them (even if still online!). In keeping with a professional look, thought this fun skirt paired with my favourite colour of blouse would be just on point to make them smile😊
It also means back to styling clients- and I think a fun summer look that feels laid back with a bit of flamboyance exerts some level of creativity and confidence. That’s exactly what clients expect to see me in…especially if I’m to edge them on to be a bit more bolder and daring with their own style!
And now let’s see what my Fashionista Friends are styling up for their Back to Work look:
Amy – Amy’s Creative Pursuits
There’s no reason why we can’t be both comfortable and professionally dressed at the same time. Here I pair a comfy metallic tee with an elastic waist skirt. Pointy toe flats keep the look dressy without the pain of heels.
Suzanne – Ask Suzanne Bell
One take away from working at home over the last year and a half, is that comfort does matter – and that comfort and business fashion CAN co-exist. As we begin to work our way out of joggers and leisure wear, it’s important to have a few basic essentials, like this pair of linen pants, to help make creating work-ready looks a bit easier. Dressing for work in the California heat can be a challenge, see how I make these pants work multiple ways (and stay cool) in today’s blog post.
Nancy – Nancy’s Fashion Style
Work wear looks is a bit of a tricky one for me as I have been out of work for 9 years due to my illness. In addition, I have never worked in an office and when I think of a work wear look I always think of an office. And if I had worked in the office I would often have worn a suit. In the store where I was manager, we always wore the clothes from the store. This suit is from that store so I’m basically killing two birds with one stone.
Nicole – High Latitude Style
In a casual work environment, a solid color shirt dress is a great option in summer. I loved the all black of the 1990s. Thus, I own a couple of LDB in different styles. This black shirt dress is my favorite work dress.
Emma – The Style Splash –
There’s no dress code where I work – pretty much anything goes – but I still like to make the effort and dress smartly. Most of my work is done from home lately, but I do have the odd few days in the office. I would like to wear heels, but in reality I can only wear them for short periods of time. I’ve had this skirt for a couple of years but haven’t worn it before. The top is an old one that comes out of storage every summer. My red bag is one of favourites for work as it holds all of my essentials.
Julie – Fashion Trends and Friends and Instagram FashionTandF
Many of us are heading back into work versus zooming from home; or perhaps you’re doing a combination of both. As an educator, we are heading back into work in person and very excited about it! I am my school district’s Prevention Coordinator, which allows me to work with and train staff across the district. Therefore, I tend to dress up more so than most educators. Plus you know that I just like to be fancy, including going to work daily. The first day of school is still a special event requiring a special outfit!
Shelbee – Shelbee on the Edge
When I was in my 20’s into my early 30’s, I worked in NYC when your personal style was just as important as the quality of your work. It’s been a hot minute since I dressed for corporate America, NYC-style and this is sort of how I imagine I’d dress if I magically dropped back into that life.
Michele – On Instagram as Seechele_styles
Amazon red swing dress perfect to head back to my kindergarten classroom in September Comfortable and I look put tomorrow paired with Target neutral slides.
Nina – Sharing a Journey
Whether you work from home or are heading back to the office, August marks summer’s last fling. This post is packed with fresh ideas for work including great at-home styles, looks for teachers and great options for those headed back to the office. Plus a few bonuses to make getting back into your post-summer routine with ease.
Joy – Joyous Styling
My Full Time job title is Executive Clinical Account Specialist in Women’s Health. My work wardrobe is business professional. I love easy sophisticated looks. An easy back to work look. I love a light plaid high waisted midi skirt for a sophisticated business look. I paired it with a classic satin ivory blouse and my favorite cap toe sling-backs. Jewelry added is my white Abalone KS choker.
Brigitte – Brigitte Marie Foret Blog & @brigittemarieforet on Instagram
Andy – Pearls and Pantsuits – Out this month
Ada – Elegance and Mommyhood – Out this month
Gwen – Gwen Lives Well and Instagram – GwenLivesWell – Out this month
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What a fabulous back to work outfit, Lucy! You definitely will inspire your students with all that beautiful color and the amazing prints! You are stunning as always, my friend!
Such a great and vibrant outfit, Lucy! That skirt is amazing! I know what you mean – I try to lead by example when it comes to clothes and to push myself when I feel I’m making a “safe” choice. I would rather take a risk and fail than not try at all!
Your students must love you – I’d be checking out your clothes every single day!
What a fun work look Lucy! You truely are the master of prints-you inspire me to play with colors and try new combinations!
Suanne thanks for your kindness- I love to inspire! It’s truly my fashion purpose! xx
Here, here!! We are such soul sisters you and I ! xx
Lucy, I absolutely adore this outfit!
Lucy, you’ve certainly mastered all the tricks with using color to their best advantage in your looks.
Years in the practicing and making lol! Thank you Rena- I appreciate it!
So many great looks here, but yours is incredible! I love those green colors on you and you always look so chic, Lucy!!
Thank you Darlene!! Greens and bright colours make me so happy!
You look so cute in these citrus-y brights, babe! Just love it!
Le Stylo Rouge
Thanks so much Ashley xx
You know I love your sense of fashion, pattern and color! I’m sure all of our students adore you and look forward to seeing what you’re wearing even if it is via Zoom!
Thanks so much Julie- you’re always an inspiration to me!! I appreciate your kindness xx