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How to Wear a Tank Top and Jeans to Work

Wear to Work: Tank Top + Jeans, Stripey Style

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Wear to Work: Tank Top + Jeans, Nautical Style

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If you’re like me, you have a whole closet full of casual clothes–and not enough great work clothes.  You can make your wardrobe work for you–even at work–if you blend your casual clothes into your work wardrobe.  Lesson 1? You can wear a tank top and jeans to work.  Here’s how:

Wear Dark Jeans:  Dark denim feels more formal than medium or light colored denim, which lends an air of casualness to any outfit.

Slip on Nice Shoes:  If you’re going to wear jeans and a casual tank, up the formality of the outfit with a good pair of shoes.  Heels are preferable, but a good quality pair of flats will also work.

Add a Structured Jacket:  Layer your tank top under a structured jacket or blazer.  The tank top can peek out from under the jacket to add a bit of visual interest, but use the structure of the jacket to up the formality of the outfit.

Work with a Theme:  You’ll look instantly pulled together if you unify the outfit with a theme.  The first outfit pulls together the separate elements using color and stripes.  Notice how the stripes in the tank top echo the stripes in the lurex scarf–and the single vertical stripe on the satchel bag.  The remaining two elements, the bow jacket and the ballet flats are unified through the bright yellow color.  Similarly, the second outfit works with a structured military/nautical theme through the blazer and the handbag.  And the blue color of the tank top is echoed in the flower patterned scarf and the nautical handbag.

Have a great tip about how to wear casual clothes to work? Share your style with us in the comments!

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Fitted Large Check Linen Shirt

Fitted Large Check Linen Shirt

Why do we love this shirt? Let us count the ways…

(1) The versatile plaid fabric goes with all of your summer basics,
(2) Linen is comfortably breathable, and
(3) The fitted shape makes this shirt look sharp.

$39.50  at Gap.

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