Back To Work Style + Stylish Monday Link Up

August 9, 2021
Back To Work Style + Stylish Monday Link Up collage

It feels like the end of summer is just around the corner, and with that comes thoughts of back to work and school. With Covid restrictions relaxing, some of us may be heading back to the office after a prolonged spell of working from home. I have a few days here and there in the office, but I’m still mostly working from home. It’s a balance that suits me well from a childcare point of view. Plus, it’s much better for the environment to not make so many journeys. I hope that after resisting requests from employees to work from home, many companies now realise that they can trust their staff. Maybe a permanent form of hybrid working will be a positive outcome of the pandemic.

I’m trying to keep my work outfits summery because I’m not ready to turn the page on my favourite season yet

On the days that I am in the office I like to wear my “work clothes” rather than my working from home clothes, which are usually joggers and a T-shirt. I’m trying to keep my work outfits summery because I’m not ready to turn the page on my favourite season yet. Although the weather has been wet and miserable lately, I’m hoping we’ll have more good weather before the end of summer.

Back To Work Style, Stylish Monday link up, 2nd Day Charlie blue and red midi skirt, Mila Blu red bag, Wallis red twist front top

Back to work style doesn’t have to mean boring!

I bought this 2nd Day skirt from Brand Alley a couple of years ago but this is the first time I’ve worn it. Although it’s from a past season, I’ve found it currently on sale at online retailer Namshi, which is based in the Middle East, but ships globally. The pale blue and red colour combination really appealed to me. (I love red and turquoise jewellery, like the ring I’m wearing.) I’ve paired the skirt with a very old top that comes out of storage every summer. I kept the colour scheme simple, with red shoes and bag. For a fun touch, I added my beaded cherry earrings. Back to work style doesn’t have to mean boring!

Back To Work Style, Stylish Monday link up, 2nd Day Charlie blue and red midi skirt, Mila Blu red bag, Wallis red twist front top
2nd Day Charlie blue and red midi skirt, Mila Blu red bag, Skinny Dip red lobster bag charm
Back To Work Style, Stylish Monday link up, 2nd Day Charlie blue and red midi skirt, Mila Blu red bag, Wallis red twist front top

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Back To Work Style, Stylish Monday link up, Wallis red twist front top
Back To Work Style, Stylish Monday link up, 2nd Day Charlie blue and red midi skirt, Mila Blu red bag, Wallis red twist front top
Back To Work Style, Stylish Monday link up, 2nd Day Charlie blue and red midi skirt, Mila Blu red bag, Wallis red twist front top
Back To Work Style, Stylish Monday link up, 2nd Day Charlie blue and red midi skirt, Mila Blu red bag, Wallis red twist front top
Back To Work Style, Stylish Monday link up, 2nd Day Charlie blue and red midi skirt, Mila Blu red bag, Wallis red twist front top
Wallis red twist front top, Emilio Pucci red sunglasses, Zara red beaded cherry earrings
Back To Work Style, Stylish Monday link up, 2nd Day Charlie blue and red midi skirt, Mila Blu red bag, Wallis red twist front top

2nd Day skirt (old) | Wallis top (old) | Marks & Spencer shoes (old) | Mila Blu bag (old) | Emilio Pucci sunglasses | Zara earrings

Now time for some more back to work style inspiration…

Amy – Amy’s Creative Pursuits

“There’s no reason why we can’t be both comfortable and professionally dressed at the same time.  Here I pair a comfy metallic tee with an elastic waist skirt.  Pointy toe flats keep the look dressy without the pain of heels.”

Suzanne – Ask Suzanne Bell

“One take away from working at home over the last year and a half, is that comfort does matter – and that comfort and business fashion CAN co-exist. As we begin to work our way out of joggers and leisure wear, it’s important to have a few basic essentials, like this pair of linen pants, to help make creating work-ready looks a bit easier. Dressing for work in the California heat can be a challenge, see how I make these pants work multiple ways (and stay cool) in today’s blog post.”

Nancy –  Nancy’s Fashion Style

“Work wear looks is a bit of a tricky one for me as I have been out of work for 9 years due to my illness. In addition, I have never worked in an office and when I think of a work wear look I always think of an office. And if I had worked in the office I would often have worn a suit. In the store where I was manager, we always wore the clothes from the store. This suit is from that store so I’m basically killing two birds with one stone.”

Nicole – High Latitude Style

“In a casual work environment, a solid color shirt dress is a great option in summer. I loved the all black of the 1990s. Thus, I own a couple of LDB in different styles. This black shirt dress is my favorite work dress.”

Julie – Fashion Trends and Friends and Instagram FashionTandF

“Many of us are heading back into work versus zooming from home; or perhaps you’re doing a combination of both. As an educator, we are heading back into work in person and very excited about it!  I am my school district’s Prevention Coordinator, which allows me to work with and train staff across the district.  Therefore, I tend to dress up more so than most educators.  Plus you know that I just like to be fancy, including going to work daily. The first day of school is still a special event requiring a special outfit!”

Shelbee – Shelbee on the Edge

“When I was in my 20’s into my early 30’s, I worked in NYC when your personal style was just as important as the quality of your work. It’s been a hot minute since I dressed for corporate America, NYC-style and this is sort of how I imagine I’d dress if I magically dropped back into that life.”

Michele – On Instagram as Seechele_styles

 “This Amazon red swing dress is perfect to head back to my kindergarten classroom in September. It’s comfortable and I look put together with these Target neutral slides.”

Nina – Sharing a Journey

“Whether you work from home or are heading back to the office, August marks summer’s last fling.  This post is packed with fresh ideas for work including great at-home styles, looks for teachers and great options for those headed back to the office.  Plus a few bonuses to make getting back into your post-summer routine with ease.”

Lucy – Lucy Bertoldi.com  

“Back to the office means back to the classroom for me!  Always feel like I owe it to my fashion students to look bright and colourful and happy to see them (even if still online!).  In keeping with a professional look, thought this fun skirt paired with my favourite colour of blouse would be just on point to make them smile😊”

Joy –   Joyous Styling  

“My Full Time job title is Executive Clinical Account Specialist in Women’s Health. My work wardrobe is business professional. I love easy sophisticated looks.  An easy back to work look. I love a light plaid high waisted midi skirt for a sophisticated business look. I paired it with a classic satin ivory blouse and my favorite cap toe sling-backs. Jewelry added is my white Abalone KS choker.”

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14 responses to “Back To Work Style + Stylish Monday Link Up”

  1. Amy Johnson says:

    This is such a beautiful outfit. I love that skirt. Although I am against lockdowns I totally agree with you that there are so many positive things about people being able to work from home and I too hope it continues.

  2. Nancy says:

    I’m not ready yet either to say goodbye to the summer. Its too short as it already is. That skirt is so pretty, love the hole look. Totally different then what you usually wear!

  3. Michelle says:

    This outfit is absolutely stunning, Emma! Gorgeous!

    And I agree with you in regard to working from home being better for families and the environment. The company my step-daughter works for doesn’t even have an office. That’s got to be better for the company expenses.

    Michelle
    https://mybijoulifeonline.com

  4. Rena says:

    Emma, red and turquoise is a dynamite color combo for summer and even more so for an back-to-work look. You wear it well.

    Rena
    http://www.finewhateverblog.com

  5. Nina Anders says:

    The many changes over the past year have really changed our perspective, along with what we wear. I love your outfits and your thoughts on this subject.

  6. What a fabulous mix of colours!! Looking sharp and gorgeous!

  7. Emma, that skirt is amazing! I really like the red and pale blue together as well. And your jewelry is all so pretty. Such a fun and very not boring work outfit! I love it.

    Shelbee
    http://www.shelbeeontheedge.com

  8. Emma that colour combination is the absolute bomb… how have you kept that skirt unworn for so long?!!! It’s a beauty <3

    Catherine x

  9. Mica says:

    I love the red and blue together! What a pretty skirt! everything matches so nicely 🙂 It’s good you’ve been getting back into the office too!

    I’ve started going back in more this year although we are still in hybrid ways of working so I’m mostly choosing to work form home, it’s good to go in now and then 🙂

    Hope your week is off to a good start 🙂

  10. Jennifer says:

    I love your skirt!!

    Jennifer
    Curated By Jennifer

  11. Such a beautiful outfit Emma – love the skirt. Hopefully we have some warmer weather left.
    Alison xx

  12. Ashley says:

    I love all these super chic back to work outfits! The red in your outfit is so pretty and it looks amazing with your hair!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

  13. Such a vibrant outfit, I love how you do not shy away from color!!

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

  14. Alexandra says:

    Wow! What a great skirt! Love that blue, and the two lines.

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