Summer Work Attire to Layer and Re-purpose All Year Round

Jun 30, 2018Reading Time: 4 min

Summer is fully underway and that means that it’s time to update your wardrobe. However, refreshing your current fashion collection is not just about grabbing the ‘new in’ and latest summer styles. It’s also about investing in key pieces that are ‘evergreen’: items that can be worn in the fall and all year round, especially for work. Not everyone has the bankroll to get a brand-new wardrobe with every season so finding items that last through the years is paramount.

Thanks to Dressbarn, you can find the right summer dresses and blouses in any size that you can then layer and repurpose in the fall and winter months. Take a look at these pretty pieces for some wonderful summer/fall wardrobe inspiration, update your work attire and save money all year round with Dressbarn coupon codes.

bubble hem top

Embellished Sleeve Bubble Hem Top, $36

In a pretty shade of Hibiscus Pink, this top - which has been designed with a double-ruffled sleeve and bubble hem - is perfect for a smart-casual but elegant look for work. Style with a pair of dark colored trousers and heels, or if you want an informal look then style with a pair of jeans and espadrilles.

crochet top

Crochet Top Ruffle Sleeve Tee, $32

The black crochet top with a scoop neck is great if you want a blouse that is well-fitted. The crochet element adds a ‘summer ready’ element to any outfit, but the ruffle sleeve style and color is a good look for the fall. Style with a pair of gingham trousers. If you want a top with crochet shoulders, then wear the Crochet Shoulder Crepe Blouse ($34).

side tie top

Medallion Print Side Tie Top, $34

If you’re a massive lover of print, then this blouse is for you. With a soft texture and side tie, this top is the one to give your outfit a touch of femininity. Wear with a white skirt or pair of trousers. If you want a similar top with an extra bit of edge, then wear the Printed Crisscross Puff Paint Top ($34), which has a crisscross neckline that will keep you looking on-trend and fabulous.

stitch pleat blous

Wrinkle Stitch Pleat Blouse, $34

For those of you who work in formal environments, a blouse with a sleeve is likely to be an essential part of your uniform. Rather than setting for a plain white shirt, go for this stick pleat blouse with a crinkle effect to add something extra to your outfit to avoid looking like Plain Jane.

cold shoulder dress

Cold Shoulder Ruffled Sleeve Dress, now $35.97

A prim and proper work dress need not be so dull and boring. With this shoulder-baring dress, which comes in a dark grey color, you can look fashionable during the summer and fall seasons during the 9-5 workdays. Wear with a pair of black court heels.

gathered neck dress

Gathered Neck Sheath Dress, now $35.97

If you’re looking for a classic white/cream dress that will keep you in vogue, then this sophisticated dress with a gold tone hardware at the neckline is ideal for work events. Wear with a pair with a pair of nude/light pink suede court heels.

floral dress

Bell Sleeved Floral Dress, now $35.97

Every summer season, florals are the rage but contrary to popular belief they can be work all year round as part of any ensemble because they never truly go out of fashion. If you love flower power then you can wear this dress. With bell sleeves and a back zip, this dress is very flattering but still formal enough for the workplace.

colorblock dress

Colorblock Bell Sleeved Dress, now $35.97

A little bit of color blocking and monochrome aspects can give your attire some definition, so try out this bell sleeved white and black colorblock dress, which is flawless for your occupation.

print shift dress

Medallion Print Shift Dress, now $26.40

For a dress that suits summer days and evenings in the fall, this soft and flowy knit medallion print dress is the frock that is fitting for the 9-5 role and beyond. It’s perfect for the work days where you’ve got a commitment planned in the evening, such as a work dinner with colleagues or drinks with friends.