By Caroline Vazzana
Updated May 19, 2016 @ 7:30 pm
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When it comes to your summer work wardrobe, staying cool but still looking workplace appropriate can be tough. Rather than going out and buying a bevy of new tops for your day job, you can easily get some extra wear out of your favorite summer staples simply by layering them. A strapless top over a white T-shirt lends a cool-girl vibe, as does a super trendy off-the-shoulder option when paired with a crisp white button down. So in an attempt to help you rework your #girlboss attire, we styled out three super stylish combos, below. Ahead, how to layer your summer tops for a day in the office.

A White Button Down and an Off-the-Shoulder Top

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Make one of summer’s biggest trends, the off-the-shoulder top, work in a more formal setting by layering it over a crisp white oxford—you'll look like the coolest boss.

J. Crew shirt, $50 (originally $70); Topshop blouse, $52;

A T-Shirt and a Strapless Top

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A strapless top is super fun on a warm summer day. To make it work in the office though, the key is to layer if over a fitted T-shirt. Just add a structured black pant and a classic pump, and you're good to go.

Lands' End T-shirt, $20; Valentino top, $2,490;

A Low-Cut Sweater and a Bralette

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On a breezy summer day, a short sleeve sweater will feel light on the skin. To ensure your low-cut top doesn’t scoop too low, layer it over a patterned bralette. Not only does the extra fabric ensure you will be covered, it also adds a fun print to a simple look.

Vince sweater, $275; bralette, $18;