Random Outfits: June 18: Summer Sweater Weather

So on June 18, it was rather chilly. I left the house in cropped leggings, a lace top, and a sweater, figuring it’d be good for the office and I’d deal with being a little warm on lunch, but boy was I glad I decided to dress for the cooler office.  It was warm and humid in the morning, but this office-friendly random outfits look ended up being perfect for the day, inside and out.

Summer Sweater Weather

This first shot is kind of an out-take actually, but I couldn’t resist sharing it. I hadn’t realized thatwhen I brought the camera outside my lens fogged up.  I was playing around with jump shots and this one, with the fogged lens, came out kind of cool.

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But here’s a better look at the whole outfit. I got the sweater on sale at Kohl’s, and loved the pastel tribal-inspired pattern. I figured it’d be a good summer sweater, but also a nice “brighten up winter” one. It was a good find, and certainly cheap enough because, well, Kohl’s. I wore it over a longer lace tank (also from Kohl’s, but a couple years old), which peeked out and added some nice texture and coverage. On the bottom I wore my Old Navy Compression Capris, which fast became my favorite spring/summer version of leggings. I h ave a few pairs that I wear for both yoga and regular wear, and it’s great to wear them on yoga days and save myself some changing time after work. I then added my thrifted loafers and my Stella & Dot Phoenix Pendant.

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Here’s a closer look both at the sweater and the Phoenix Pendant (worn here longer). The peach and mint pattern on the cream sweater, along with the textured knit, were a nice addition to my closet. They’re colors I like, but don’t own much of. I haven’t worn this sweater since June 18, but it will be nice to wear again come fall.

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Here’s a top-down look at the lace peeking out and my loafers. For a long time I tried to make loafers work for me. I had black penny loafers that I tried to love, but just never wore. I came across these at Savers and liked them immediately, so I bought them. They matched my grandma’s purse, which I think helped my willingness to wear them, but I also really liked the texture. Plus, they’re pretty darn comfortable, which always helps.

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I really liked this outfit, despite it involving a sweater in the middle of summer.

Definitely more of a fall look, but that’s ok.  Spending my days in a cold office, outfits like this work out fairly well, since I’m not sitting and freezing. But being comfortable outside in a sweater like this was a little odd in June. Ah well, it’ll be a nice look for fall, and (like I said) a fun sweater to help brighten winter days too.

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3 comments for “Random Outfits: June 18: Summer Sweater Weather

  1. August 8, 2014 at 11:41 AM

    I love the entire outfit. I think everyone that works in an office can relate that the hotter it is outside the colder it gets inside. Seems so silly that we have to dress for winter in the middle of the summer.

    • August 8, 2014 at 12:33 PM

      Right?! Sure, I have a cardigan on today with my tee (because I left it here yesterday), but sometimes, it’s just easier to dress for the office in the morning and plan to just shed layers or be warm on lunch. Granted, the 72 degrees our office is kept isn’t an icebox, but the cold air is what bugs me :shivers:

  2. August 8, 2014 at 8:42 PM

    I love the jumping shot! You look like a ballerina! Perfect time for a lens to fog up! Super cute outfit too! I need to get gutsier with taking pictures outside. I always feel like my neighbors are going to be looking out their windows and going “What in the world is she doing” LOL

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