Stripes and Polka Dots

Office Appropriate Outfits - Summer · Style Imitating Art

After my minor freak out on Friday, I was able to carve out some time this weekend to run 7 miles, attend my first Milwaukee Brewers game, get in a great workout at Crosstown Fitness, and take some outfit photos!

I didn’t want to miss today because it’s another Style Imitating Art pick, this time by Animated Cardigan.

Luggage Barcode Sunset No. 4, by Douglas Coupland

Interestingly enough, the outfits that came to mind when I saw this were ones I’ve already worn. One was even for another Style Imitating Art post and the other was for a different style challenge I used to do. So, I figured, why mess too much with a good thing?


striped_tank_polka_dot_skirt-2Scarf – Nordstrom (similar) | Tank – Marshall’s (similar) | Skirt – J. Crew Factory (similar) | Shoes – MIA (similar)

This outfit is actually quite comfortable and even though it’s something I would have worn to my less-casual office job in the summer, it still works for my current job. Albeit, I’m probably one of the most dressed up people in the office (seriously, cargo shorts and flip flops are the norm for guys and let’s not even talk about what some of the women on the phone sales team wear). Still, I feel good in this outfit and, for me, that’s part of the reason I get dressed. Sure, I could wear a ratty tank top and jeans to work, but why?

Although, this winter I’m pretty sure I’ll be all about the jeans. Which means I need to go shopping for jeans. Ugh. I’d rather go swimsuit shopping!

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16 replies on “Stripes and Polka Dots

  1. Bethany @ Accidental Intentions

    I think during the summer it’s pretty easy to get away with wearing dressier clothes in a casual office. I’ll wear dresses and skirts to work during the summer even though that’s way dressier than necessary. But it’s hot! I’m not wearing pants when it’s hot outside. No way. I don’t really want to wear short shorts to work (though I will wear bermuda shorts — I’m wearing bermuda shorts right now, in fact), so dresses/skirts are a nice alternative.

  2. Emily @ Out and About

    Great interpretation of the artwork! I especially love the whimsicalness of that scarf!

    Now I am curious what some of the women on the phone sales team wear. At one of the accounting firms I used to work at (and accounting firms are pretty conservative, as you might imagine), we had a business casual dress code. However, there was one woman there whose outfits made me shake my head. She would show up in cargo capris, plaid chambray shirts, and flip-flops. She looked like she was going camping!

    How was the Brewers game this past Saturday, btw?

    1. Erin @ Loop Looks Post author

      Let’s just say that for some of them I’m confused about if they’re going to work or going out to a bar.

      The Brewers game was fun. The game itself wasn’t that exciting but the stadium is really nice and the company was good 🙂

  3. Linda

    Oh my gosh – I love this outfit. I have to find that scarf!!!!! I checked Nordstrom’s online and don’t see it. It absolutely is the finishing touch to the outfit. And it so matches the art work!

    1. Erin @ Loop Looks Post author

      I’ll probably just go to The Limited and try on everything they have. My favorite straight leg jeans are actually from Express but I think they recently changed their styles and I don’t know if they’ll still fit me as well. Grr!

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  5. Barcy

    If we didn’t live in different states I would swear we work at the same place! We have no dress code, so it is truly a free for all. I shared the elevator with a girl in a belly shirt yesterday!

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