Chic Summer Work Looks

Chic Summer Work Looks - Olivia Palermo - Topshop - Giorgio Armani
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Chic Summer Work Looks

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Chic Summer Work Looks

Chic Summer Work Looks
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Between rising temps outside and chilly A/C inside, dressing for the office in the summer is a tricky business. Luckily, we pulled together the most inspiring celebrity looks for your 9-to-5, from soft separates to killer sheaths. Check out the got-to-have-it outfits on Zoe Saldana, Kerry Washington, Elizabeth Olsen and more!

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Skirt and Blouse-Zoe Saldana

Chic Summer Work Looks - Zoe Saldana - Giambattista Valli
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Zoe Saldana paired a pretty puff-sleeve top with a Giambattista Valli print pencil skirt for a look at once feminine and sleek. White peep-toes were a summery finishing touch.

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Skirt and Blouse-Michelle Obama

Chic Summer Work Looks - Michelle Obama - Michael Kors - J. Crew
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First Lady Michelle Obama demonstrated how to make metallics office-friendly, pairing a shimmering gold Michael Kors crewneck with a pastel J.Crew skirt.

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Skirt and Blouse-Jennifer Lawrence

Chic Summer Work Looks - Jennifer Lawrence - Holmes & Yang - Joie
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A simple Joie shirt was a crisp complement to a full navy skirt from Holmes & Yang. Jennifer Lawrence gave the pairing a youthful spin with a red belt and sexy white sandals.

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Dress-Emmy Rossum

Chic Summer Work Looks - Emmy Rossum - Nicole Miller
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Emmy Rossum added a pop of color-turquoise pumps-to a versatile charcoal shift from Nicole Miller.

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Dress-Kate Bosworth

Chic Summer Work Looks - Kate Bosworth - Mulberry
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Rendered in classic khaki, Kate Bosworth's Mulberry shirtdress combined a buttoned-up bodice with a flirty full skirt.

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Chic Summer Work Looks - Beyonce - Victoria Beckham - Lanvin - Nicholas Kirkwood
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A flawless fit made Beyonce's Victoria Beckham sheath a year-round must-have. Chunky Lanvin necklaces and playful Nicholas Kirkwood sandals gave the look a personal spin.

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Blazer and Dress-Kate Mara

Chic Summer Work Looks - Kate Mara - Tracy Reese - Rachel Zoe Collection

A tailored Rachel Zoe Collection blazer made Kate Mara's Tracy Reese floral dress boardroom-ready.

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Blazer and Dress-Elizabeth Olsen

Chic Summer Work Looks - Elizabeth Olsen - Chloe
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Elizabeth Olsen layered a cream Chloe jacket over a bright white dress from the brand. Nude pumps and a frame bag gave the unstructured pieces a ladylike finish.

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Jumpsuit-Rashida Jones

Chic Summer Work Looks - Rashida Jones - Rebecca Taylor
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Rashida Jones got dressed in one step with a Rebecca Taylor jumpsuit. She finished the look with trendy specs and a major statement necklace.

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Shirt and Trousers-Selena Gomez

Chic Summer Work Looks - Selena Gomez
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So fun! Selena Gomez dressed up her basic black skinnies and button-down shirt with a colorful necklace and pink pumps.

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Shirt and Trousers-January Jones

Chic Summer Work Looks - January Jones - Isabel Marant
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Here's how you do work-day denim! January Jones topped her cropped jeans with a studded Isabel Marant tunic. A structured top-handle bag and pointy-toe pumps were sophisticated add-ons.

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Chic Suit-Kerry Washington

Chic Summer Work Looks - Kerry Washington - Cushnie et Ochs
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Kerry Washington brought a peplum suit into the 21st century with a flawlessly fitted Cushnie et Ochs two-piece.

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Chic Suit-Olivia Palermo

Chic Summer Work Looks - Olivia Palermo - Topshop - Giorgio Armani
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Olivia Palermo put together her own pantsuit, pairing a Giorgio Armani blazer with floral trousers from Topshop.

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