Wednesday, January 27, 2021

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Summertime, and Dressing for Work is Easy

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Cashmere sweater in pink, $333Denim pant in white, $134

Rhinestone belt, $158



Photographed by Kelley Fryer/elan Magazine

Cashmere sweater in pink, $333Denim pant in white, $134 Rhinestone belt, $158 Photographed by Kelley Fryer/elan Magazine )

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See-through purse with turquoise and coral pattern, $74

Photographed by Kelley Fryer/elan Magazine

See-through purse with turquoise and coral pattern, $74 Photographed by Kelley Fryer/elan Magazine )

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Spaghetti-strap dress with floral print, $228

Photographed by Kelley Fryer/elan Magazine

Spaghetti-strap dress with floral print, $228 Photographed by Kelley Fryer/elan Magazine )

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Paper-bag pant in black and white stripe, $198

Photographed by Kelley Fryer/elan Magazine

Paper-bag pant in black and white stripe, $198 Photographed by Kelley Fryer/elan Magazine )

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Jacket in black and white stripe, $338

Camisole with floral print, $178



Photographed by Kelley Fryer/elan Magazine

Jacket in black and white stripe, $338 Camisole with floral print, $178 Photographed by Kelley Fryer/elan Magazine )

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Clutch with cheeky saying, $64

Clutch with cheeky saying, $64 )

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Sandal with three straps in nude from DSW Shoes, $44.99

Sandal with three straps in nude from DSW Shoes, $44.99 )

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Jumper in blue wash, $198

Photographed by Kelley Fryer/elan Magazine

Jumper in blue wash, $198 Photographed by Kelley Fryer/elan Magazine )

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Earrings with two blue stones, $110

Earrings with two blue stones, $110 )

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White jacket

White jacket )

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Silver bracelet, $125

Photographed by Kelley Fryer/elan Magazine

Silver bracelet, $125 Photographed by Kelley Fryer/elan Magazine )

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Satchel in white with black and camel accents, $84

Photographed by Kelley Fryer/elan Magazine

Satchel in white with black and camel accents, $84 Photographed by Kelley Fryer/elan Magazine )

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Fitted pant in red, $130

Fitted pant with bird cage print, $130



Photographed by Kelley Fryer/elan Magazine

Fitted pant in red, $130 Fitted pant with bird cage print, $130 Photographed by Kelley Fryer/elan Magazine )

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Jersey jacket in oatmeal, $164

Sleeveless, tie-front blouse in white, $175

Fitted pant with leaf pattern, $138

Photographed by Kelley Fryer/elan Magazine

Jersey jacket in oatmeal, $164 Sleeveless, tie-front blouse in white, $175 Fitted pant with leaf pattern, $138 Photographed by Kelley Fryer/elan Magazine )

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Clutch with martini art, $148

Clutch with martini art, $148 )

It's a lot easier to head to the office on a perfect beach day when you're wearing a great outfit.  We visited with Elaine Parisi, owner of Possessions in Branford, to gather the beautiful options you see here and create some guidelines to make dressing for work in the summer a breeze:

Layer up. You'll need to be able to go from meat-locker-cold air conditioning to hair-curling heat! A fitted jacket with a floral camisole underneath is perfect for looking put together at the office and sexy when you dash out for drinks at the end of the day.

Be colorful. Bring the beauty of summer inside with bright colors, floral prints, stripes, and polka dots. Don't be afraid to mix patterns and try new colors.

Break the rules. While you should steer clear of obvious beachwear like flip flops and crop tops, summer office dressing is decidedly more casual than other seasons. Jumpers, culottes, or a sassy micro-purse can enliven any office outfit.

 

*All clothing and accessories can be purchased at Possessions in Branford, Connecticut. Shoes found online at dsw.com. Pricing and availability are subject to change.















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