Summer Wardrobe Ideas for Every Office Dress Code

Whether you’ve spent the year diving back into the daily commute or have been loyal to the WFH thus far, chances are you’ll have to get back to the office at least a little at some point soon. And while you may miss sleeping for an extra 20 minutes or being able to snuggle up to your cat on your lunch break, there are some definite benefits to returning to the public sphere: namely, the ability to dress and feel at your best!

It’s been a while since you’ve had to leave the house in great shape before 8 a.m., so it may take a bit to reacclimate your wardrobe. Signal: MOTF and their new Art silk collection for a closet refresh that won’t blow your paycheck. The brand’s ready-to-use staples are perfect for those times when you need to get out of bed and get ready to see other humans IRL at a glance.

We’ve rounded up 10 of MOTF’s chicest, easiest, and most wearable pieces, plus the coolest artist collaborations with modern artists and world-renowned artworks to breathe new life into. to your summer work clothes and remind you that fashion is certainly not dead. In fact, it’s only (re)-starting!

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Business, but make it cool

SQUARE TOE MULES WITH GEOMETRIC DECOR

When it comes to your office look, shoes can make all the difference. A square toe mule carries just the right amount of interest, especially when paired with an office kitten heel height. Wear it with jeans and a light sweater if you’re in a casual environment or a pencil skirt and blouse if you need your stuff the most.

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Open floor plan optics

SILK SHIRT DRESS

If you’re headed to one of those midsize ad agencies with plenty of group brainstorming spots, an open floor plan, and exposed pipes, think outside the box when it comes to your wardrobe. Update your basic button-up dress or shirt with an inspiration-worthy print like this Hannah Broger-inspired option from the MOTF x Art Silk Collection. She is polite and cool but not afraid to color outside the lines.

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Summer pants

REVERSE WAIST LINEN PANTS

A high-waisted, wide-leg silhouette will see you through the season. Tuck in a puff sleeve blouse and throw on pumps to stay formal, or wear platform sneakers and a tee for a dressier environment.

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The love of linen

SHORT LINEN BLOUSE

You can never go wrong with linen for summer. A loose blouse works well dressed up or down, while bold earth tones are eternally stylish. Pair it with matching pants or a bohemian-inspired skirt for easy-to-wear looks you’ll reach for regularly.

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Wise start

SILK OMBRE WRAP SKIRT

If your 9-to-5 home is a real startup, with a shared workspace and maybe a foosball table, take the opportunity to make a real fashion statement with an on-trend print in a lightweight, breathable silk. This Kandinsky-inspired number from MOTF x Art Silk Collection effortlessly channels boss energy, but pair it with a low block heel and stay true to your down-to-earth vision.

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The modern pencil

FITTED SHOULDER DRESS

Whether you’re a partner in a law firm or you model Excel sheets in a financial mega-house, a pencil dress will never lead you astray. Look for design details that channel your personal style – shoulder pads are totally on-trend and a gathered waist is *always* flattering.

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Fiercely avant-garde

CUSTOM BLAZER AND SHORTS SET

You work in fashion, but you still want to respect the limits of the company? An updated ensemble, with a cropped jacket and knee-length shorts that’s both appropriate and chic, hits the mark.

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Ease on the go

OIL PAINT PRINTED SQUARE BAG

If you are in contact with clients, you will probably have to run from here to there for meetings, coffees, lunches, etc. The key, then, is an easy-to-wear bag that can be dressed up and down while playing nicely with the rest of your wardrobe. Grab this chic Lil Van Gogh inspired mini bag from the MOTF x Art Silk Collection that you can throw over your shoulder or hide as a crossbody for those effortless vibes.

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Relaxed Friday vibe

PLUS LOOSE COTTON JEANS

TGIF! For the most casual work days, you can totally take the jeans off. A perfect fit goes a long way, so grab your favorite pair of baggy, borrowed jeans from the boys and get ready for the weekend..

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The morning “Big meeting”

SILK TIE-NECK TOP

For those days when you need to look as powerful as you know, the tried-and-true blouse + skirt = a surefire win. Add updated appeal with a powerful modern feel with the MOTF x Art Silk Collection in the colors of the season (bonus: it flatters almost everyone!). Wearable art for your next meeting? Genius!

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