After a few brutal months of snow and rain, warm weather is finally about to kick in. Of course, that means the plans are too: happy-hours after work on Friday, checking out a new show at the art museum on Saturday, Sunday outdoor concerts. The tricky part is curating a closet to ensure you look on point for all of them. Here, 4 smart outfits that'll take you from work to play, every day.
Metallic footwear has been one of the season's biggest trends. When paired with a matching blazer and shorts combo, silver slip-ons are polished enough for the office but cool enough to break out on the weekend. When it comes to accessories, think simple: a classic tee and slim silver earrings.
Comfort doesn't have to mean sloppy. This cotton poplin combo work feels effortlessly chic when paired with flat sandals, perfect for all-day comfort at the office or browsing the Sunday farmer's market. Make it pop with accessories in a range of textures, like brushed gold hoop and a textural straw bag.
With its longer hemline and flattering fit, a midi dress has enough coverage to make it work-appropriate without being too rigid to break out for a drinks date—especially when worn with simple slides that are meeting-appropriate and comfortable enough to walk around in past 5pm. Go for low-profile accessories like a printed scarf, slim cat-eye sunglasses and a little-but-ladylike bag.
When it really starts to heat up, try a sleeveless turtleneck dress or jumpsuit for cool minimalism that doesn't bare too much skin for work. Play off the stark lines of the dress with accessories that are bold in their restraint, like gladiator sandals, slim jewelry and a fuss-free bag. It's the perfect item to help you feel in control during a busy work day, and polished enough for night.