#OOTD – Work Outfit with a Sleeveless T-Shirt

4th July

Work outfit with a sleeveless tee

I don’t think there’s anyone during a heat wave – as we’ve recently had here in California – who wouldn’t love wearing a sleeveless tee to work. I certainly do! And along the way, I might also ignore a major fashion rule.

First of all, I should say that while working in an air-conditioned courtroom, I top the tee with a blazer. Of course, at lunchtime and the end of the day, that immediately comes off.

Sleeveless tee and a jacket

I’ve lost count of the years I’ve had this tee. It’s the second I bought in the same color by the same brand. We all read about what a wardrobe staple the white tee is. But a black tee is equally valuable. It SIMPLY (the operative word) goes with sooooo much!

Sleeveless tee for work

I mentioned defying a fashion rule.

I broke a fashion rule of dressing for your body shape with this ensemble. Despite my pear-like figure, I’m wearing a lighter color on the bottom and black up top! I recognize that it draws attention to my lower half. But in the spirit of body positivism, I am quite accepting of it. Also helpful is Mark’s input. Thank goodness, he’s fond of my womanly hips!

This color combination, by the way, is a refreshing spin on the much more common black-skirt-or-pants-with-lighter-colored-jacket formula.

Sleeveless tee with pencil skirt

A top with a boat neck would be a great way to balance out my wider hip/thigh line, by the way. That is, if you want to be more of a purist when it comes to dressing a pear shape. However, I let myself be guided by my craving for comfort during the summer heat by choosing the sleeveless tee.

Even my footwear was selected with an eye to comfort. If you’ve been wondering how easy it is to walk in mules with a mid-height heel, I highly recommend them. They don’t slip off as I’ve heard can happen with some flat mules. And they even lengthen the legs (visually) a smidgen. Hope you liked the outfit!

Jacket for air conditioning

I wore: Max Studio tee / Theory jacket / Halogen skirt / Stella McCartney mules / Prada sunglasses

xo, janea


38 responses to “#OOTD – Work Outfit with a Sleeveless T-Shirt”

  1. Nancy says:

    I love tees with a v_neck! Actually I love everything about this outfit because I love pencil skirts and mules are very very comfortable! You look stunning dear!

  2. Gemma says:

    Such a nice smart work look! The skirt looks amazing.

    Gemma x

  3. Imogen says:

    I love that skirt! It looks so sophisticated! Lovely post x

    http://www.imogenrose.co.uk | Imogen

  4. rin handika says:

    Really love your work outfit so much! And you look so stunning!


  5. Paola Lauretano says:

    You are always so classy Janea, I love your style!
    Kisses, Paola.

  6. Denise Kokinis says:

    This is such a beautiful work look! I love that gorgeous printed skirt for work!

    Denise | Fashion Love Letters

  7. Pilar Bernal Maya says:

    You look perfect
    Nice weekend!
    New post in my Lifestyle Blog

  8. Dominique says:

    Looking very chic hunny, love your shoes xx


  9. handry says:

    You look great, dear! Kesha´s praying reation

  10. Gabrielle says:

    I love this! So few work outfits seem to incorporate sleeveless tops into them, and you’ve shown just how great it can look! Very chic!


  11. Noor (Clothes & Dreams) says:

    Black tees are indeed much needed in your wardrobe! 😀 Love the skirt too! 😀

    xo Noor

  12. Heather Noire says:

    Love your skirt! This style is so pretty and perfect for office wear and casual dressy. 🙂 http://www.bauchlefashion.com

  13. Jessica says:

    What an amazing idea for wearing a sleeveless top to work! The skirt is amazing too!

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

  14. Camila says:

    This skirt is just so cute, you look stunning and it is very professional!

    My Vogue Style | http://www.myvoguestyle.com

  15. Gellie says:

    Regardless of the fashion rule you broke, you still look gorgeous. I’ve been hearing a lot about the heat wave, but here in the Philippines, it’s already the rainy season here. Summer here was last March to early May. It was crazy hot here too. Hope you’re doing well there! 🙂


    • Janea says:

      Thanks, Gellie! So, you have a rainy season right now, I guess. I remember having that when I lived in Mexico. It must still be warm though, right? xoxo

  16. Amy Arnold says:

    Love that skirt! So chic.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  17. Amy-Anne Williams says:

    This outfit is so lovely, it looks great on you. The style of it is so adaptable, it works really well. Also lol, the person who commented above me has basically the same name as me :’)

    Little Moon Elephant

    • Janea says:

      Thanks, Amy-Anne! You’re right. I might have thought you were the same person who forgot she already commented – lol! Have a great rest of your week! xo

  18. Alyssa says:

    Lovely look! I like your skirt 🙂

    xx Alyssa // STYLE VANITY

  19. Kate Amar says:

    The perfect marriage of comfort and style! Fashion rules are meant to be broken. Love the look!



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