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Chic Office Outfits That Will Take You From The Desk To The Bar

For 9 to 5 and then some.

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Going to the office in the summertime is a whole different ball game. Gone are the days of changing out of winter boots and into cute heels, wearing a puffy parka over all your outfits and leaving work after sunset. Summer means bright, airy evenings, trendy ensembles that aren't hidden beneath outerwear and, most importantly, happy hour.

Whether you're meeting friends in the park for a wine and cheese of your own, or you're hitting up the hottest rooftop bar in your city, you're going to need an outfit that is perfectly suited to the occasion.

We're not talking about lugging an extra set of clothing with you from home: we're talking about slight adjustments to your office style so that you don't have to alter a single thing about your outfit in preparation for post-work drinks. Starburst color accents are a huge look right now, with everything from basic complimentary colors to offbeat pairings like lavender and mint working well to add an extra something to any look. They're perfect for summer and, if you get your co-ordination right, just chic enough for the office. 

If your office look revolves around the classic tapered-pant-and-classy-shirt combo, think about swapping in elements with trending details like a small gingham check or hot pink accessories. Alternatively, you could rock a smart jumpsuit with a few pieces of jewelry that up the formality for work, and the glamor for after.

From vibrant clutches and tapered jumpsuits, to asymmetric wrap dresses and embroidered mules, check out 5 work-to-drinks outfits for summer:

1) H&M Crepe Blouse - $19.99 2) Mango Belt Long Skirt - $69.99 3) Zara Beaded Clutch - $40 4) Uterque Laminated Strappy Sandals - £85

1) Elvi Fringe Top - $38 2) River Island Nude Faux Leather Pencil Skirt - $60 3) Topshop SEB Metal D-Ring Shopper Bag - $45 4) River Island Black Barely There Wide Fit Sandals - $70

1) Monki Cropped Tee - £8 2) Zara Darted Trousers - $69.90 3) Mango Slingback Ballerina - $49.99 4) & Other Stories Lustrous Cropped Bomber Jacket - $125

1) Mango Flowy Long Jumpsuit - $170 2) BP Scalloped Faux Leather Tote - $49  3) Boohoo Double Faux Pearl Stud Earrings - $7 4) Uterque Embroidered Babouches - £95

1) Topshop Asymmetric Wrap Dress - $80 2) Smashbox Be Legendary Lipstick - $25 3) & Other Stories Buckled Leather Sandals - $125 4) L'Autre Chose Fringed Shoulder Bag - $497 5) Mango Zip Leather Jacket - $259.99
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