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Time to put away the puffer jackets and sweater dresses because the warmer weather is just around the corner. Summer 2022 is all about versatility and ease – and that doesn’t exclude office wear, especially when happy hour specials call. With teams slowly making their way back into the office, it’s time to revamp your wardrobe just in time for summer to create an effortless switch from a boss in the office to sipping a cocktail on the patio with friends and colleagues. We’re thrilled to see some of the Y2K fashion making a comeback, and likely going to see these trends continue even when the sun sets on summer later this year.
OneStopPlus, Journee Collection, Women’s Lorenna Mule,
The 90’s called and they’re bringing back the mule. These classic slip-on heels and sandals have pretty much cemented themselves into our summer 2022 wardrobes. We all know the girl in the office who insists the happy hour special “really isn’t that far away” *insert eye roll*. Dress them up or down, these shoes are bringing the ultimate combo of chic and comfortable, making them the ultimate summer shoe for the office and the patio.
2. Midi Skirts
Bloomingdales, Theory, Leopard Print Asymmetrical Midi Skirt,
One trend we’re super excited to see this season is the revival of long, pleated skirts. “Oversized” and “maxi” are already amongst the most popular keywords when looking at skirts, so we don’t expect this trend to disappear any time soon. These skirts are the perfect mix of classy and professional for the office. But once 5 p.m. hits, try pulling on a knit or a simple tee for a creative layering tactic on those cooler summer nights.
Ann Taylor, Sculpting Pocket Mid Rise Taper Jeans In Black,
Take the time to invest in modern, quality, timeless pieces this summer. Not only does it make a seamless transition from the boardroom to the patio, but with basics being so hot right now, it makes for a great time to start expanding and updating your capsule wardrobe.
4. Big Blazers
Bloomingdales, Bardot, Oversized Blazer,
We’re all falling hard for 2022’s oversized-blazer trend. These big, bold blazers are undeniably chic and can be used in a variety of ways. Try pairing an oversized blazer with slim-fit trousers for your next exec presentation, then quickly and easily turn it into a dress when you’re on the way to meet your girlfriends for a drink – two looks in one!
Looking for some handbags to accompany your new Summer wardrobe? Check out our Instagram roundup of the best handbags for summer.
Hayleigh Butcher is a Content Writer & Brand Strategist for Blender Networks. When she’s not managing blogs for FitMinutes, The-E-Tailer, Cartageous, InStyleRooms, NurturedPaws & Shoelistic, she’s finding a new trail to hike with her dog, Gemma or finding the best new spot in her hometown of Bedford, Nova Scotia for an iced coffee!