Summer is the crazy friend you were always longing to leave behind. She’s annoying as hell and you sort of want to bang her head against the wall repeatedly but the laughter and crazy stories that come along the way make it a little hard for your to end it. Summer is fucking crazy. I’m hot as hell and maybe I’m taking it a little more personal than I should because of the sunburn I got this weekend. It’s hot wherever you go until you step inside and it feels like you’re locked inside the frozen food aisle. The heat in Florida is pretty unbearable most of the time and I try to wear anything equivalent to feeling as if I’ve got my birthday suit on and by that I do not mean this one. It’s hot that is until I’m sitting in my office and all I’m thinking of is of all the ways I could sneak in an emergency blanket (or maybe just a shawl) in there so I don’t die of hypothermia.

summer shawl

So here’s the thing, once I was finishing annihilating my 5th cup of coffee so I could keep warm I thought of my deep and passionate love I have for dressing up for work. I thought of every pair of shoe I’ve worn and that time I was so upset I wore jeans (because I guess I didn’t get the memo everyone was wearing perky dresses and A-line Skirts). I dreamt of the time I wore a poncho and wished I could pull it off during this awful heat but this is all beyond the point. I realized that I didn’t need a warm blanket or an alpaca coat I only needed one thing. I needed the perfect, essentially appropriate, and entirely basic summer shawl and that is exactly what I found. I felt like the modern Audrey Hepburn and will continue to do so every time I put it on. Once Juju’s shawl came in the mail I knew exactly where I’d be wearing it to and it’s become a staple piece in my office wardrobe this summer. If you follow me on Instagram, you’ve probably noticed my office wardrobe #DeliriumStyleGoesToWork. So below are a few tips I’ve come up with to help up your office wardrobe game.
culottes outfit

5 Ways To Step Up Your Work Wardrobe

1. The Perfect Summer Shawl

because you’ll need one for all the freezing summer afternoons at the office. You can buy the one I’m wearing from Juju’s boutique.

summer shawl

2. The Perfect Work Bag

because there is no better feeling than having your purse organized and look fresh AF.


3. The Statement Dress

because you must have a few of these office appropriate dresses lying around.
sleeveless dress for work

4. The Essential Pair of Culottes

because they make you look a lot cooler than regular work pants.

culottes style


5. The Gift of Accessorizing

because theres nothing wrong with buying a few statement necklaces to have on hand when you’re running late.

statement necklace office apropos

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  1. Liz
    July 13, 2016 / 3:27 pm

    I love the shawl idea! I get so cold in my office!

  2. July 13, 2016 / 10:48 pm

    I love all of your ideas! I have all of them but the culottes, haven’t gotten that brave yet!

  3. Lauren
    July 18, 2016 / 10:31 am

    Very cute shawl! I love your culottes tip as well-haven’t tried them yet cause I have massive muscular calves and I’m not sure they’d be flattering, but you’ve got me inspired enough to try!


  4. July 18, 2016 / 11:59 am

    i love all of these looks especially number 3!! you’ll killing the corporate game girl!

  5. July 18, 2016 / 12:25 pm

    Girl, I am obsessed with your style & your ideas are clutch. Much needed for my office life.

  6. July 18, 2016 / 2:14 pm

    You have amazing work style!! Love these tips for killing the work look!! And yes, summer is cray haha and I’m sorry you have a sunburn. I can’t even imagine surviving the Florida heat oh man. Don’t worry, you look cool and collected in these pics 🙂

  7. July 18, 2016 / 2:58 pm

    Such a great post – office wear can seem so boring, so I love that you shared some good ideas. I love a great statement bag for work.


  8. July 19, 2016 / 8:56 am

    Haha this is so funny & relatable! I love the outfit ideas as well– I sometimes take a summer scarf/shawl for my cold office too.


  9. July 19, 2016 / 8:59 pm

    I love the work bag and the shawl. Great ideas! xoxo

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