Keep it MBAchic: bright white looks for the office

bright white looks for the office

Again with this weather… wow. Office dressing just really isn’t getting any easier, is it? Luckily we’ve seen a slight dip in temps here in NYC. This week, we’re sharing bright white workwear looks to help you keep it chic while again, beating the heat. I’d pack a Tide pen (or club soda), and get ready to rock these looks without a care.

Keep it MBAchic: bright white looks for the office
white suit viva luxury blog

If you’ve followed MBAchic for any amount of time, you know we love a cropped suit. This classic white suit is a fresh but polished summer look for the office, and you can belt it the way @vivaluxuryblog did here, or go without. Find similar styles at Theory (blazer, pants), Suistudio, Express (these pants have a sash waist, so no belt required) and Kasper at Macy’s (regular, plus).

camila alves white sheath

A white sheath really is seasonless, and can be formal with a blazer, or more casually paired with a cardigan as seen here on Camila Alves. There are countless options out there, but in searching for a white sheath, definitely look for quality material and a longer length (a dress that hits or just passes the knee is elongating, and always looks more expensive – get help from your tailor to make sure it hits you at the right point). Right now we love these options by Lauren Ralph Lauren, Ann Taylor, Cedric Charlier and Black Halo.

Keep it MBAchic: bright white looks for the office
neutral sweater and cropped pant

You probably have one or both of these pieces in your closet, but this neutral combo is perfect for a summer work outfit. We especially like the seam in the pant pictured here, but really any quality cropped pant is great for summer. Just be sure they’re lined (as in, you can’t see through how many and how big the pockets are when you have them on). Try these options from Lafayette 148, Theory, Ann Taylor, Alice and Olivia and Express.

oversized structured top

A tailored, oversized white blouse offers some polish while keeping things easy, breezy. It goes without saying that it should be ironed to keep it chic and crisp (that feels necessary to note because… we’ve seen some *things*) and make sure formal enough for the workplace. There are some great options at Rent the Runway from Caara and Lafayette 148, as well as blouses from Tibi, Rachel Parcelle, Eloquii and this slightly casual but perfect-for-scorching-hot-weather option from H&M.

Keep it MBAchic: bright white looks for the office
tailored white suiting

While I don’t see myself rocking a tailored three-piece anything right now, this is such a luxe look for when we move on to [hopefully] cooler weather during the summer-fall transition. Love these jackets by x karla at Express, Frame, REISS, superdown and (only a limited quantity available now) Rebecca Taylor. Also think these skirts are gorgeous: by New York & Company, Proenza Schouler and Astr the Label. Any great white button-down will complete the look.

chic, effortless casual workwear susi rejano

If you’re in a less formal office, this combo seen on @susirejano is great for a summer Friday or a day where you’ll be transitioning to a casual drinks night with friends. Love how the natural belt tops the crisp, boot-cut trousers. Great belts here from Madewell and The Gap, and these are perfect trousers from Vince, ETRO and Express. Again, a crisp white-button down takes care of the rest, here.

Keep it MBAchic: bright white looks for the office
white a-line mary orton memorandum and eloquii

Sleeved, white a-lines are one of my favorite looks for the office. They’re accessible and perfectly polished for the office. Plus, it’s one piece, so it’s easy: throw it on and you’re ready to go. The one on the right is this dress by Eloquii, and we found similar options to the one worn by @maryorton on the left by Calvin Klein, GAL MEETS GLAM, DANTIYA (and also found a very popular sleeved, white sheath by Black Halo).

casual and vested aimee song of style

While this vested look by @aimeesong is likely too casual for a job in finance or some other conservative environment, it’s a great summer Friday look for a creative or less formal office. Pair a white button-down with any of these wide-leg trousers by Black Halo, NIC+ZOE or MANGO (or super casual Palazzo by New York & Company). Top with a vest like one of these from BCBGMAXAZRIA, Amanda Uprichard, Showyoo or cupcakes and cashmere and you’re set. So fresh and so chic.

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