I can still remember feeling grateful that as a teacher we had summers off, mainly because dressing for work in the summer can be tricky. Even warm spring or early fall days in Texas meant getting creative with what I wore to school. (If you live in the South, you know what I’m talking about!) And even though I no longer have to go into a traditional setting, I do have business-related work year-round and the need for summer work wear.
Which is why I’m loving Banana Republic’s Summer Collection. You guys already know I’m a big fan of Banana, and this collection is one of my favorites to date. It’s full of summer work wear that can be transitioned into the weekends, which I always appreciate when shopping. I’ve actually worn this striped tie dress to a few meetings and if you saw my Summer Handbag Guide, you saw the first peek at this collection! I love the muted stripes and the way it fits – flattering yet breezy.
Let’s not forget about accessories, either. If you haven’t found your perfect straw bag for summer yet, this large tote might be the one. I can seriously fit everything, whether it’s my laptop or pool essentials. I’m clearly a fan of slip-ons (probably my most worn style of shoe), and these airy white ones are nice for keeping things cute, casual, and comfortable.
If you also struggle with workwear when it’s 90+ degrees out, there are lots of great options at Banana right now. Let me know what you find or how you handle mixing business and summer!