This Is What MyDomaine Editors Actually Wear to Work Every Day

Updated 05/01/19
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Summer Work Capsule Wardrobe
Hadley Mendelsohn

Whether you're a fashion week devotee or someone who yawns at the thought of runways and trend reports, a great work capsule wardrobe can make your life so much easier. Personally, I like to think of myself as the former, but getting dressed in the morning is a pain if I don't have the right basics to get creative with.

Think about it: How many times have you stared at a closet full of clothes thinking I have nothing to wear to work? Sometimes it's because we haven't shopped for pieces that are versatile enough (or durable enough) to wear again and again and still feel fresh, and other times it's because we keep splurging on fun going-out clothes, special-event attire, or—now that it's summer (all smiles here)—beachwear.

Since the solution lies in building a summer work capsule wardrobe—and because I'm always finding fashion inspiration from my stylish desk neighbors—I decided to ask each MyDomaine editor to share the staples they wear from 9-to-5 all summer long. To start building your own summer wardrobe capsule, read about the office-appropriate pieces we wear on repeat, and then shop your favorites.

My Summer Work Capsule Wardrobe

Beau Button Down Shirt
Xierna Beau Shirt $172
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Available in size S.

A Striped Button-Down: My dad gave me three of his old striped button-down shirts, and they have saved my morning routine so many times. I wear them with different denim styles and skirts, and sometimes even over a dress. The oversize look is stylish and comfortable. And if I'm going out after work, I just turn it into an off-the-shoulder shirt for a less professional vibe.

Mango Flowy Lapel Trench $230
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Available in sizes XS to M.

A Light Trench: A leather jacket feels too heavy for the summer, and sometimes a denim jacket is too casual, so a light trench is my favorite summer office outerwear. I usually only throw one on during my walk or commute if it's raining out, and I keep it by my desk to save the day if the office AC is blasting.

Raw Edge Bias Silk Skirt
Vince Raw Edge Bias Silk Skirt $285
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Available in sizes XS to L.

A Midi Skirt: I have three midi skirts I wear on repeat all summer long, and my favorite is a silk option. It's flowy and breathable without being so flimsy that it blows up during my commute, and the material exudes elegance. Opting for a solid color means you can mix and match it with other blouses throughout the season. And when I'm not in a midi skirt, I'm in a pair of jeans or a pair of light, breathable trousers (with a matching blazer if I'm feeling bold).

Elegant Leather Top-Handle Bag
Mansur Gavriel Elegant Leather Top-Handle Bag $750
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Top Handle Bag: This purse is by far my favorite piece in my wardrobe. It instantly elevates any outfit, and the inky hue ensures it'll go with everything, which is key for me when shopping for bags, since I love wearing shoes in bright colors (like these lilac Tibi mules) and clothes with bold prints.

Kelsey Clark's Summer Capsule Wardrobe

Wildred Free Christine Dress $98
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Available in sizes XXS to L.

A Midi Dress: "I just bought this in the apple-butter color, and I've worn it to work (with a T-shirt over the top half to create the illusion of a midi skirt), to a wedding, and around on the weekends. It's extremely flattering, comfortable, and not at all see-through (which can happen with silk dresses). While a slip dress may seem risqué for work (and it definitely may be for some offices), it looks great layered over a T-shirt (or turtleneck in the winter) with a blazer or leather jacket over top.

I'm tempted to order it in every color. And speaking of blazers, no work wardrobe is complete without a well-tailored blazer; we all love Anine Bing's Madeline blazer at MyDomaine (and so does everyone else—it's constantly sold out). I love the brown checked color due to the vintage feel."

High Rise Rigid Stove Pipe Jeans
Re/Done High Rise Rigid Stove Pipe Jeans $250
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Available in sizes 23 to 29.

A Classic Pair of Jeans: "I basically live in vintage Levi jeans, and RE/DONE's reconstructed version fit like a glove; I have yet to find a better fit in any vintage pair (and I've spent countless hours searching). Although it can be difficult to find the perfect fit, as each RE/DONE pair is one-of-a-kind, it's well worth the hunt. I love both the stovepipe cut and the high-rise ankle crop, and always opt for no holes so I feel comfortable wearing them to work. They're a bit of an investment, but I wear these to the office, on the weekends, and throughout all four seasons of the year; they're my go-to."

Slideon
Stuart Weitzman Slideon $355 $178
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Available in sizes 5.5 to 10.5.

A Paid of Block Heels: "Understated heeled mules are a must, and I love the look of this Stuart Weitzman pair. The minimalist silhouette stands out to me because they don't use too much material on the strap. While I have a more wallet-friendly version of these, I wear them everywhere—to work, on the weekends, to weddings, and to more formal functions, and with dresses, skirts, or jeans. The three-inch heel is also ideal; they're not so high that you'll subconsciously avoid wearing them because of the discomfort, but they're still high enough that they dress up a pair of jeans."

Lucy Williams Large Horn Necklace $185
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A Simple Necklace: "Lucy Williams of Fashion Me Now has quickly become one of my favorite fashion bloggers, and I love her collaboration pieces with Missoma. I've had my eye on the gold horn necklace and the rope coin necklace for months, but have opted for more wallet-friendly versions in the meantime. They pretty much top off every single outfit I wear, whether it's a T-shirt, blazer, and jeans situation at work or accessorizing a dress at a wedding."

Sacha Strebe's Summer Capsule Wardrobe

Josh Goot Double Breasted Coat Dress $748
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Available in size XS.

A Coat Dress: "I live in this blazer. It's a classic workwear staple that also looks great with denim for a more casual look on the weekends. I love the length for layering with pants, and it also looks great with mid-length skirts too."

Zara Knit Halterneck Top $20
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A Top to Layer: "This knit goes with absolutely everything. It looks great with skirts, tailored pants, and jeans on the weekend. I wear it all the time, and it's also incredibly affordable."

811 Short Sleeve Crew In White
J Brand Short Sleeve Crew $78
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Available in sizes S to M.

A Basic T-Shirt: "If there's one thing I have in multiples, it's T-shirts. All of them are black and white. I keep my palette simple and monochromatic for work and pleasure."

Leather Ankle Leggings
Helmut Lang Leather Ankle Leggings $920
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Available in sizes 2 to 12.

Leather Leggings: "I love layering up, and since it's so cold in the office, I wear leather leggings with everything. I often layer dresses and skirts over them with a blazer to give it a professional touch. While expensive at the outset, leather leggings are truly an investment piece you can wear to work and on the weekends. I've had mine for years, and they just get better with age. I also love high-waisted pants, and these are an absolute favorite. They're so comfortable and look professional without overdoing it.

Everyone in the office is obsessed."

Sophie Miura's Summer Capsule Wardrobe

Anine Bing Schoolboy Blazer $299
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Available in sizes XS to L.

A Black Blazer: "A well-tailored blazer is such an easy way to elevate any outfit. I tend to wear this Anine Bing one with a simple tee, jeans, and heels for a casual but somewhat professional look."

Zara Pants With Belt $50
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Available in sizes XS to M.

Comfortable Statement Pants: "I just bought these Zara pants and can't get enough of them. They're well-tailored with tapered legs and a matching fabric belt. I pair them with a crisp white shirt or bright red T-shirt. And when it's too hot for pants, go for a breathable wrap dress. Wrap dresses are my default lazy-day outfit. When I sleep in and don't have the time/energy to choose what to wear, I throw one on and am dressed in a flash. I pair it with gold hoops and a bucket bag, and am ready to go."

Mejuri Dôme Hoops $59
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Classic Gold Hoops: "I discovered direct-to-consumer jewelry brand Mejuri on Instagram and love its quality, affordable staples. These gold vermeil hoops are classic and understated. Another staple accessory to try this summer is a bucket bag. Accessories are a great way to dress up workwear staples and make them a bit more trend forward. I swapped out my crossbody bag for a small bucket bag this spring, and it makes a simple black outfit look a bit more modern."

Who What Wear Coco Grosgrain Kitten Heeled Mules $38
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Available in sizes 6 to 11.

Bold Kitten Heels: "I wear these shoes at least three times a week! They're so versatile and instantly make my standard jeans-and-blazer ensemble look a bit more polished. Bonus: They're $38."

Christie Calucchia's Summer Capsule Wardrobe

Women's Blanknyc Suede Moto Jacket
Blank NYC Suede Moto Jacket $188
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 Available in sizes XS to XL.

A Suede Moto Jacket: "This suede moto jacket goes with just about anything. I love that it's not a typical leather jacket; it transforms any basic look into something with a bit more edge."

Harway Printed Cotton-jersey T-shirt
Ganni Harway Printed Cotton-Jersey T-Shirt $100
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 Available in sizes XS to XL.

A Graphic T-Shirt: "I tend to gravitate toward more statement-making pants, so a basic T-shirt is perfect for adding a casual touch. You can dress it up with a blazer or dress it down with a pair of jeans."

& Other Stories Oversized Shirt Dress $115
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Available in sizes 2 to 12.

A Shirtdress: "An oversize shirtdress is a great option for a summer work dress. It's a play on a men's button-down, making it feel fit for the office, but it's still loose, fun, and easy to throw on in the morning. If it's a pants kind of day, slip into a pair of palazzos. I love a good pair of palazzo pants with a cinched waist. They're flattering, professional, and extremely comfortable."

X Adam Selman Last Lolita 49Mm Cat Eye Sunglasses - White
Adam Selman x Le Specs Last Lolita Cat-Eye Sunglasses $119
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Sunglasses: "I love these classic black sunglasses. Living in Los Angeles, they're a commute staple and also perfect for afternoons spent working outside on the patio."

Megan Beauchamp's Summer Capsule Wardrobe

& Other Stories Silk Button Up Blouse $115
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Available in sizes 2 to 12.

A Printed Silk Blouse: "A silk shirt is classic and timeless, but far from boring (and still office-appropriate) in a seasonal print. If you need something to throw on top, anything from a jean jacket to a leather option will work. This leather jacket is my go-to for going from typing at my desk by day to grabbing drinks with friends by night."

The Modern Loafer Mule
Everlane The Modern Loafer Mule $155
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Available in sizes 5 to 11.

Comfortable Flats: "I dress up these all-purpose loafer slides up during the week, and then pair them with a sweater and light-wash jeans on the weekend."

Women's High-Rise Skinny Jean (Regular) by Everlane in Black, Size 28
Everlane High-Rise Skinny Jeans $68
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Available in sizes 24 to 33.

Black Skinny Jeans: "Our office is relatively casual, and these versatile black jeans are a favorite in my weekly workwear rotation."

'The Transport' Leather Tote -
Madewell The Transport Leather Tote $168
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A Leather Tote: "I love that this tote is big enough to carry my laptop yet presentable enough to take along to industry-related events after 5 p.m."

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