These 3 Outfits are Perfect for the Office (and Everywhere Else)

Partnership with Ann Taylor

Photography by Gabi Wells

This post is sponsored by Ann Taylor

Over the last few months I’ve had tons of requests for workwear outfits on Merrick’s Art. I don’t work in an office, and haven’t for over eight years, but I’m definitely on board to find pieces that work for mom life, weekends AND the office for those of you who need some inspiration!

So I’m super excited to be partnering with Ann Taylor today to share three easy outfits that are perfect for the office…but full of pieces that are great for any other occasion!

An easy outfit to wear to the office
Add a scarf to your bag for a pop of color!
this pinstripe pants are so flattering and comfortable!
Super pretty ruffle block heel sandals from Ann Taylor
This pinstripe pant and lace top combination makes a fun and easy work outfit

Outfit Details:

Lace Top c/o Ann Taylor (I recommend sizing down)
Pin Stripe Cropped Pant c/o Ann Taylor (I recommend sizing down)
Ruffle Block Heel Sandals c/o Ann Taylor (TTS + so comfortable!)
Pink Silk Scarf c/o Ann Taylor

Cropped Pants + A Feminine Top

I picked up these pinstripe cropped pants at Ann Taylor and they’re so lightweight and comfortable, but not a bit sheer. They’re a super versatile pair of pants that could be worn with a tee and a blazer or jacket, or a button down shirt, but I chose to wear them with this beautiful lace top for a simple, feminine look.

To finish the outfit, I wore these ruffle block heel sandals, but this look would be great with a pair of pointed toe flats too!

For a non-office look: These pants would be fun with sneakers and a graphic tee, and this tee would look so cute with shorts or jeans and sandals. And of course the block heel sandals would be pretty with any dress or skirt for church.

obsessed with this ruffle hem tweed jacket from Ann Taylor
a Neutral outfit with a pop of pattern in the shoes
One of my favorite outfits to date
This scallop neckline top is perfect for the office, or tucked into a skirt for church on Sunday

Outfit Details:

White Scalloped Neck Blouse c/o Ann Taylor
Ruffle Tweed Jacket c/o Ann Taylor
Dark Wash Jeans c/o Ann Taylor (also loving these ones with the sailor buttons!)
Patterned Bow Flats c/o Ann Taylor

Dark Jeans + A Statement Jacket

Many of you said that your office allows jeans, so this is a great outfit for you.

A pair of dark wash jeans is essential to everyone’s closet (go buy a pair right now if you don’t own one!!), and I made them instantly office appropriate with a feminine blouse and this killer ruffled tweed jacket. Can you even handle that jacket?!

Since the outfit is very neutral, I wanted to add a little pop so I chose these amazing patterned bow flats from Ann Taylor. They’re still professional, but they add such a perfect pop of personality.

For a non office look: Wear the jeans with a tee or sweater every day of your life. Try the scalloped blouse tucked into a pair of boyfriend jeans for the weekend or a skirt for church. And the flats would be so fun with a pretty spring dress, or with jeans and a sweater!

This one and done dress is perfect for the office for spring and summer
A fun print mix combination with these pieces from Ann Taylor
Such a pretty striped dress that's bold but simple
This striped dress from Ann Taylor is perfect for the office with flats or wedges
The elastic waist on this dress makes it so comfy for a full day in the office

Outfit Details:

Striped Dress ℅ Ann Taylor (wearing size 2)
Patterned Bow Flats ℅ Ann Taylor (fit is TTS)

Print Mixing with a Dress + Shoes

The second I saw this navy and green striped dress, I knew I had to have it. It’s one of those one-and-done dresses that you can just toss on and go — you know I love those.

But I wanted to make it a little more special, so I paired it with these patterned bow flats. Even though the dress and shoes both have bold prints, the navy blue ties them together. I love that it creates a really unexpected and interesting outfit.

I added a very neutral bag so it doesn’t compete for attention.

For a non-office look: This dress would be so cute with sneakers and a denim jacket for spring and summer! And these flats would be perfect with boyfriend jeans and a gray tee for the weekend.

 

It was so fun to put together these three workwear looks for you! Every piece is so versatile and perfect for spring. Check out all of Ann Taylor’s new arrivals right here!

13 Comments

  1. Natali says:

    Such a simple but very cute dress! 🙂

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  2. Debbie says:

    Love it all but WHERE did you get the BAG????? LOL

  3. Amanda says:

    Oh how i Wish i could wear jeans to work! I KNOW EAST COAST IS SUPER STUFFY AND WE ARE PROBABLY VERY OUT OF DATE TO NOT BE ALLOWED TO WEAR OPEN TOED SHOES OR CAPRI PANTS TO WORK, BUT THAT SAID YOU JUST FOUND ME THE WHITE SUMMER BLAZER I’VE BEEN DYING FOR, SO THANK YOU!!I FIND THAT ALMOST ALL OF YOUR OUTFIT IDEAS ARE ADAPTABLE TO A WORK SETTING IF YOU’RE CREATIVE ABOUT IT, SO THANKS FOR BEING INSPIRING EVEN WITH YOUR EVERYDAY POSTS. THIS WORKING MAMA APPRECIATES IT.

  4. Vicky says:

    Hi Merrick – i love all three of these looks! Can you tell me where the white lace top is from? The link is taking me to the ruffled sandals. THanks for all you do!!

  5. Valerie says:

    Hi Merrick, love the outfits, especially the first one! I reeeeally love those star burst looking earrings (IDK THAT’S WHAT I’M CALLING THEM IN MY MIND HAHA)! Where did you get them?

  6. Simone says:

    THANK YOU for the work wear posts. A lot of the midi dresses you post are perfect for work as well, but these are a bit more tailored to the work week and I love some fresh inspiration.

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