Like any good little worker bee, my professional wardrobe is full of button downs, blouses, and sweaters and when it comes to being comfortably professional they get the job done (for the most part). But there are days when a button down is just too buttoned up, you know? When the day calls for you to run around like a madwoman or the temperature outside starts flirting with the heat wave record, a sweater can be suffocating even in the most arctic of A/C tundras (that’s right, even bird-boned, lizard people overheat sometimes). On days like these, it’s time to pull everyone’s favorite, good old, reliable utility player, the t-shirt off the bench and stick it in the game. Now, it’s dangerous for the t-shirt to venture into the workplace alone, so it’ll definitely need a little backup from its trusty friends the pencil skirt and the statement necklace. Together, they’re the perfect team to get you through a swampy workday (both in workload and in temperature).

Skirt: Express (similar)

Tshirt: Target

Flats: Target

Necklace: paperdolls boutique (similar)

Bombers Are The New Blazer

Blazers? Boring. Cardigans? So last year. The office’s new best friend is the bomber jacket. I know what you’re thinking – “Emily, aren’t bomber jackets a little too casual for the office?” No, silly! Toss on a pencil skirt and BOOM! Instant dressitude (what, no, I didn’t just makes that phrase up).

Floral bomber: Target

Pencil skirt: J Crew Factory (similar)

Striped T: Target

Heeled woven peep toe: Target