Updating your wardrobe for the spring and summer months can be difficult, especially when it comes to office attire. It is important to maintain a professional and put-together appearance without feeling trapped by long sleeves, heavy fabrics or too many layers. So, we’ve pulled together a few of our favorite new-in styles to prepare you for the warm months to come. Here you’ll find breezy tops, easy-to-style bottoms, colorful dresses and six of this season’s most stylish shoes to ensure you have everything you need to take on the day fashionably. Here is your warm weather work wardrobe!

TOPS

While perusing our go-to sites for fashion-forward work wear, we stumbled upon a few seasonal trends that we’re loving. First is the tie-front or knotted blouse. This style is having a major fashion moment right now, and the blue and blush options we’ve included below show you how to rock the trend at work. The second trend we have noticed is blue and white stripes, which always seems to make an appearance as warm weather arrives. We love the striped tank below for layering under a light sweater and pairing with white jeans or a breezy skirt. Lastly, unconventional neutrals like grey or olive-green are a fabulous and easy-to-style option, and this vibrant and flattering red peplum top can be dressed both up and down for professional wear.

During these warm months, tops with shorter sleeves and lighter fabrics are the perfect go-to for looking professional and stylish without being too covered. This linen tie-front blouse (top left) is $69, the red stitched peplum top (top middle) is $105, the breezy grey blouse (top right) is $98, green short sleeve top with keyhole detail (bottom left) is $46.23, the blush tie blouse (bottom middle) is $55 and this blue and white striped tank, which is great for layering (bottom right) is $68. Images: Nordstrom/J.Crew/Banana Republic

During these warm months, tops with shorter sleeves and lighter fabrics are the perfect go-to for looking professional and stylish without being too covered. This linen tie-front blouse (top left) is $69, the red stitched peplum top (top middle) is $105, the breezy grey blouse (top right) is $98, green short sleeve top with keyhole detail (bottom left) is $46.23, the blush tie blouse (bottom middle) is $55, and the blue and white striped tank (bottom right), which is great for layering, is $68. Images: Nordstrom/J.Crew/Banana Republic

BOTTOMS

Don’t get stuck wearing the same khaki pants or pencil skirt each day this season! We’ve found a few ultra-flattering, fun options to switch up your work wardrobe, including these midi skirts, which are the ultimate comfortable option for warm weather. Light cropped pants, like the ones below, are also ideal for this time of year as they are very business-appropriate without being too heavy. Similar to blouses, the tie-front or knotted style continues with skirts, which you can see in this blue (another trendy color of the season) pencil skirt below. This style flatters every body type by accentuating the waist and drawing attention away from the tummy, which, for many of us, is not the area we’d like to showcase.

For bottoms, we suggest going for a light and comfortable skirt or cropped pants, especially ones in spring and summer-appropriate colors. This blue midi skirt with buttons (top left) is $98, the cropped pink pants (top middle) are $79, the everyday black pants (top right) are $79, rust-colored tie midi skirt (bottom left) is $178, cropped white pants (bottom middle) are $148 and this knotted blue pencil skirt (bottom right) is $79.

For bottoms, we suggest going for a light and comfortable skirt or cropped pants, especially ones in spring- and summer-appropriate colors. This blue midi skirt with buttons (top left) is $98, the cropped pink pants (top middle) are $47.40, the everyday black pants (top right) are $88, rust-colored tie midi skirt (bottom left) is $178, cropped white pants (bottom middle) are $148, and the knotted blue pencil skirt (bottom right) is $79. Images: Madewell/Nordstrom/Banana Republic

DRESSES

The easiest way to look professional and stylish without putting in the extra effort is a dress, and these options are fantastic – especially for this time of year. We’re seeing tons of fun colors like pink, orange and red as well as floral and striped patterns. Spice it up a bit with a simple jumpsuit, like the cropped leg option below, or go for something classic, yet modern with this navy fit-and-flare flutter dress. Either way, you’ll turn heads in the office without feeling overexposed.

Easy, breezy and colorful describe this season’s work dresses. This sea-foam green dress (top left) is $130, the belted striped dress (top middle) is $105, this ruffled floral dress (top right) is $120, the floral tiered midi dress (bottom left) is $49.99, the simple black jumpsuit is $138 and this navy flutter fit and flare dress (bottom right) is $118. Images: J.Crew/Banana Republic/Nordstrom/Urban Outfitters

Easy, breezy and colorful describe this season’s work dresses. This pink dress (top left) is $130, the belted striped dress (top middle) is $105, the ruffled floral dress (top right) is $120, the floral tiered midi dress (bottom left) is $49.99, the simple black jumpsuit is $138, and the navy flutter fit-and-flare dress (bottom right) is $118. Images: J.Crew/Banana Republic/Nordstrom/Urban Outfitters

SHOES

Lastly, upgrade your spring and summer shoe wardrobe with these great styles. Mules still reign as this year’s most popular style, so we’ve rounded up a few of our favorites, both heeled and flat. You’ll notice that the knotted or tied trend we discussed earlier has carried over to shoes as well, like these berry-colored and striped styles. Also, a crossed detail, which you can see on these red flats and Cinderella blue heels, is popping up everywhere this season. And we included two neutral options that will go with any look for the on-the-go gal. With these suggestions, you’ll be stepping out for work in style.

Add a splash of color to your shoe wardrobe this season! These adorable red flat mules are $124.95, the berry colored tie mules are $119.95, these everyday nude mules are $89.95, the double knot striped heels are $119.95, simple neutral flats are $89.95 and these hushed blue mules are $245. Images: Nordstrom

Add a splash of color to your shoe wardrobe this season! These adorable red flat mules (top left) are $124.95, the berry-colored tie mules (top middle) are $119.95, the everyday nude mules (top right) are $89.95, the double knot striped heels (bottom left) are $119.95, simple neutral flats (bottom middle) are $89.95, and the hushed blue mules (bottom right) are $245. Images: Nordstrom

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