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Ready to make your workwear wardrobe weekend-ready? Click through for five off-duty ways to wear some of your trustiest office basics.
Pencil Skirt
Typically Worn At Work: With a silk blouse or starched button-up.
Make It Weekend-Ready: By pairing it with this summer's hottest wardrobe piece, the crop top. Since pencil skirts generally have a higher-waisted cut, the amount of skin you'll actually wind up showing won't feel all that scary.
Crisp White Shirt
Typically Worn At Work: With the aforementioned slim skirt, or perhaps a pair of classic black pants.
Make It Weekend-Ready: By layering it under a pair of denim shorteralls—or skirteralls, if you're feeling fancy! Finish things off with a pair of Lucky-beloved Birkenstocks.
Black Cardigan
Typically Worn At Work: Open over a silk shell or sheath dress, or buttoned all the way up with a pencil or A-line skirt.
Make It Weekend-Ready: By slipping into a lightweight floral dress and tying your cardi around your waist. It's a perfect '90s-inspired outfit for a day of shopping or errand-running—not only will your waist be extra-defined, but you'll have a spare layer handy should temperatures take a late-afternoon dive!
Minimalist Pumps
Typically Worn At Work: With just about all your neutral-hued office basics—fit-and-flare dresses, knee-length skirts, the works.
Make Them Weekend-Ready:
By pairing them with wide-leg silk pants in a bold print, along with a tucked-in silk tank. It's a perfect look for a night out! Your legs will look miles long, and a more muted shoe allows the focus to remain right where it should: on those dazzling trousers.
Printed Silk Blouse
Typically Worn At Work: Tucked into a slim skirt, and usually covered up with a cardigan or basic blazer.
Make It Weekend-Ready:
By teaming it with a pair of fun shorts in a complementary print or pattern. To balance out all that visual interest, finish things off with some streamlined, strappy sandals.