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Having worked in a corporate office environment for over 17 years, I know the struggle is real in the summertime… Temperatures are soaring outside, but air conditioning is blasting inside. What’s a girl supposed to wear to work? She has to simultaneously stay cool outside, stay warm inside, and look professional and stylish all at once.

Well, my simple summer solution was always to opt for a work-appropriate but personality-filled dress, like the nautical vibes I’m wearing here, paired with a comfy cardigan or blazer. Finish the look with a classic handbag and shoes, and you are done! It’s such an easy and practical formula to follow for summer workwear.

Keep scrolling for my top twelve workwear dress picks from ModCloth, plus all my outfit details.

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Top 12 Dresses from ModCloth

In the summer, it seems that office attire becomes a little more relaxed and a little less serious. So it’s a good chance to venture outside of your plain, stodgy work clothes and show a little more personality. ModCloth is a great place to turn for clothes that allow you to express yourself at a reasonable price point. Check out this workwear edit.

We at Wear + Where + Well scoured these extensive offerings and picked our twelve favorite workwear dresses. Judging by the amount of red, white, and blue in this edit, we clearly have nautical / Americana vibes on our mind! Browse the selection. I think you’ll be surprised to see the inexpensive price point of the pieces (yet still good quality!), plus the breadth of sizes offered. There’s truly something for everyone.

The dress I’m wearing is less than $60! Can you believe that?!

A note on sizing: the dress I’m wearing runs small. I would suggest ordering a size up. I ordered my normal size (a small in this case). While it fit, if I were wearing this to an office all day (or anywhere all day for that matter), I would want it to be a little looser through the chest and rib cage. A medium would the best size for me in terms of comfort.

Fourth of July

One more note on the dress I’m wearing… If you haven’t yet found a Fourth of July option, this could be a great option for that!

Have you shopped at ModCloth before? What is your go-to look for summer office attire?

I’d love to hear your thoughts. Leave me a comment below!

Thanks as always for stopping by! I hope you’re having a great week.

Photos by Maritere Rice

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Details of My Look

Highs and flows dress | Aquazzura wild thing heels (also love these inexpensive red bow heels) | Thierry Lasry sunglasses (older; love these red sunglasses) | Chanel handbag | Sachin & Babi earrings | OPI ‘take a right on Bourbon’ nail polish


  1. Jenn Lake says:

    Loving the stripes and hemline of that dress! So gorg!

    1. Carrie says:

      Thanks a bunch, Jenn! Isn’t it a fun silhouette?

  2. Ally Noriega says:

    Such a fun post! Perfect for the 4th!
    Xo Ally


    1. Carrie says:

      Thanks a bunch, Ally! I appreciate that.

  3. Laura says:

    Love the handkerchief hem on this adorable striped dress!

    1. Carrie says:

      Yes! That’s what caught my eye on this. Isn’t it fun?

      Thanks for stopping by, Laura!

  4. Sydney says:

    Holy moly!! What great deals!! Looking amazing as always. Have a wonderful day 🙂

    1. Carrie says:

      Aren’t they wonderful deals, Sydney? I was very pleased with the quality for the price.

  5. Bryn Bradsher says:

    I always know I’m in for some amazing color and style when I visit your blog! Love this look and it can be so hard to find work appropriate clothes in the summer. Thanks for the suggestions!

    xo Bryn

    1. Carrie says:

      Ah, I loved reading that! Thanks, Bryn. I’m glad you know what to expect here. 🙂

      Isn’t that true? I loved discovering these great deals!

  6. Jane says:

    Such an amazing color combo! Love this fun summerlook!
    xo, Jane

    1. Carrie says:

      Thanks so much, Jane!

  7. Jennifer says:

    Just fabulous! Love the hemline on this dress and you styled it perfectly!

    xo, Jennifer

    1. Carrie says:

      Thanks a bunch, Jennifer. I really appreciate you stopping by.

  8. You are looking so beautiful dear, nice outfit!

    1. Carrie says:

      Thanks a bunch, Jessica! I appreciate you visiting Wear + Where + Well.

  9. Rachel says:

    Love your dress! Such a pretty color!


    1. Carrie says:

      Thanks, Rachel! Isn’t it a lovely color combo?

  10. Sarah W. says:

    This really does make a great 4th of July option! I love the fun pair of heels you paired with this look! Happy Thursday, Carrie!

    XO, Sarah | The Bella Insider | @sarah_thebella

    1. Carrie says:

      Thanks so much, Sarah! I hope you have fun Fourth of July plans. 🙂

  11. Bella B says:

    Love that dress Carrie looks so comfy!!!


    1. Carrie says:

      Thanks, Bella! It is comfy – if you order a size up. Otherwise, it’s pretty fitted in the upper body.

      Hope you’re having a great trip.

  12. Camila says:

    I am so glad I came to your blog, your style is so prefect. I love the dress and that Chanel bag is gorgeous!

    Have a great weekend gorgeous, xx

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

    1. Carrie says:

      Thanks so much for stopping by, Camila! I’m glad you did too. 🙂

      And thanks for the kind words. Take care –

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