Summer Suited Pt. 2

Back in uniform. I was not kidding when I said I wear shorts to work a lot during the summer. Gosh, do you remember when wearing shorts to the office was risqué? I wonder if next summer I will be comfortable wearing short shorts to work? Anyway, today’s outfit features brown knee-length shorts. The pants are topped off by a fresh and cool plaid jacket layered over a tan camisole. Patent leather orange t-strap wedges finish the look.
To read about how I snagged this cool jacket, go here.
Jacket—Calvin Klein via Lord & Taylor Pants—The Limited Camisole—Old NavyShoes—Franco Sarto via Marshalls

Plaid (neutral base with hints of orange and gold):

Stylishly Cool

Heat wave. It can be hard to stay cool in the summer without dressing like you are heading to the beach. But, knee-length shorts are my refuge. This summer work look features black straight leg shorts paired with a white cami and a yellow three-quarter sleeve cardigan. A zebra stripe skinny belt ties the look together. Red peep-toe pumps complete the outfit.
Camisole—Gap Cardigan—Ann Taylor Loft Pants—Pantology via Marshalls Belt—Nine West via Marshalls Shoes—Tahari via Smartbargains

Belt up close:

Summer Suited

Work goes on. Today’s summer work look features a grey lightweight wool pin stripe vest and shorts. The vest is worn over a white cowl neck tee for a cool summery look. Red peep-toe pumps complete the outfit. See a school-boy look with the same pieces here.
We at economy of style are committed to paying below full price for most things. Today’s look features pieces purchased at the end of season to secure very low clearance prices.
Top—Gap Outlet ($0.97) Vest—Banana Republic Factory Store ($9.99) Pants—Banana Republic Factory Store ($9.99) Shoes—Tahari via Smarbargains ($37.98)
Overall total: $58.93
Purchasing wonderful pieces with great bargains: Priceless

Short and Sophisticated

Not so hot. These structured cuffed shorts look sophisticated when paired with a floral print, high collar blouse with ruffles. The look’s sophistication is taken to new heights when a metallic fringed high heel sandal is thrown into the mix. A gold clutch and studded belt add finishing touches.

Shirt—Banana Republic Factory Store Pants—Banana Republic Factory Store Shoes—MICHAEL Michael Kors via Rag-O-Rama
Bag—Vintage via Ebay Belt—Gap Outlet

Who Wears Short Shorts?

Not me usually. But, these structured cuffed shorts look elegant when worn with a brown wool sweater layered over a floral print, high collar blouse with ruffles. Brown textured tights and menswear-inspired burgundy patent leather pumps add finishing touches.
Blouse—Banana Republic Factory Store Sweater—Linea Donna via Marshalls Shorts—Banana Republic Factory Store Tights—Merona for Target Pumps—Massimo Baldi via Marshalls