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June 10, 2014

Warm Weather Wardrobe Essentials: Work

Imagine yourself heading to the office, sunglasses on, maybe an iced coffee in your hand? But, what are you wearing that will work for the warm weather, and still be office appropriate? Let’s break down the essentials.
Check back tomorrow for our after 5 warm weather picks, and Thursday for our favorite casual pieces. Whatever the occasion, we’ve got you covered.
http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/boss-hugo-boss-huge-genius-trim-fit-cotton-suit/3662943
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BOSS Hugo Boss - Huge/Genius Trim Fit Cotton Suit
Huge/Genius Trim Fit Cotton Suit
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Nothing says “summer” more than cotton suits.  Not only are they far more comfortable than a wool suit on those hot days, they can also be dressed up or down to make a ”cool” fashion statement.  This 2-button cotton Hugo Boss suit in deep blue is the perfect color for the season, great for the office, and an easy piece to transition to dressier events.
http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/michael-kors-trim-fit-stretch-cotton-suit/3645321 Michael Kors - Trim Fit Stretch Cotton Suit
Michael Kors - Trim Fit Stretch Cotton Suit
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Michael Kors - Trim Fit Stretch Cotton Suit
Trim Fit Stretch Cotton Suit
Michael Kors
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This 2-button tan Michael Kors cotton suit can be your summer workhorse. It's a great suit for the office on those uncomfortably hot days. And you can split up the jacket and pants as separates to wear with your favorite jeans or a colorful sport shirt.
http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/boss-hugo-boss-james-sharp-trim-fit-wool-suit/3582276 BOSS Hugo Boss - James/Sharp Trim Fit Wool Suit
BOSS Hugo Boss - James/Sharp Trim Fit Wool Suit
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BOSS Hugo Boss - James/Sharp Trim Fit Wool Suit
James/Sharp Trim Fit Wool Suit
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For those days when a more formal wool suit is required for an important meeting, this 2-button Hugo Boss suit in a fresh modern blue color is the perfect choice.  Wear it with a patterned dress shirt and solid tie in a bold color for the office. It's also versatile enough to wear to a more formal event, like a summer wedding or work function, by wearing it with a crisp white shirt, instead.
http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/canali-solid-wool-blazer/3036466 Canali - Solid Wool Blazer
Canali - Solid Wool Blazer
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Canali - Solid Wool Blazer
Solid Wool Blazer
Canali
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A navy blazer is always a staple, especially in the warm months.  This Canali 2-button version in wool is one of the best.  The exquisite Italian fabric works for so many occasions and seasons.  It will be one of your wardrobe go-to pieces for years to come.
http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/canali-classic-fit-silk-blend-plaid-sportcoat/3624371 Canali - Classic Fit Silk Blend Plaid Sport Coat
Canali - Classic Fit Silk Blend Plaid Sport Coat
Canali’s summer-weight silk/wool fabric sport coat is a comfortable and practical must-have.  It can be dressed up or down with your favorite tan cotton trousers or with pair of jeans, as shown here.  The Italian manufacturers are known for doing exquisite summer tweeds, and this is no exception. (After you click the “shop it” button, be sure to check out the close-up image on Nordstrom’s site, so you can see the great detail of this houndstooth-check plaid.)
http://www.ralphlauren.com/product/index.jsp?productId=33631136 Polo Ralph Lauren - Linen Patch Pocket Sport Coat
Polo Ralph Lauren  - Linen Patch Pocket Sport Coat
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Polo Ralph Lauren  - Linen Patch Pocket Sport Coat
Linen Patch Pocket Sport Coat
Polo Ralph Lauren
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So many options are created when you add this 100% linen sport coat to your wardrobe. You can have some fun with a colorful tie or boldly patterned sport shirt and tan twill trousers, or keep it more conservative with a crisp white dress shirt and charcoal grey wool trousers. You choose - but be sure to include an evening out on the town after work when you are wearing it.
http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/rag-bone-slim-fit-seersucker-sportcoat/3672988 Rag & Bone - Slim Fit Seersucker Sport Coat
Rag & Bone - Slim Fit Seersucker Sport Coat
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Rag & Bone - Slim Fit Seersucker Sport Coat
Slim Fit Seersucker Sport Coat
Rag & Bone
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Rag & Bone is known for their clean, contemporary design, and we love bringing that aesthetic into the workplace with this sport coat. The slate grey color works perfectly with denim or khaki’s and easily goes from a more casual work look to drinks in the evening.
http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/zanella-todd-flat-front-trousers/3078546 Zanella - Todd Flat Front Trousers
Zanella - Todd Flat Front Trousers
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Zanella - Todd Flat Front Trousers
Todd Flat Front Trousers
Zanella
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From Zanella, this flat front Italian wool trouser in a comfortably modern fit will take care of all your dressier pant needs.  It is available in 5 colors that will coordinate with all your sport coats or dressier sport shirts.
http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/boss-hugo-boss-jeffrey-us-flat-front-wool-trousers/2885305 BOSS Hugo Boss - Jeffrey US Flat Front Wool Trousers
BOSS Hugo Boss - Jeffrey US Flat Front Wool Trousers
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BOSS Hugo Boss - Jeffrey US Flat Front Wool Trousers
Jeffrey US Flat Front Wool Trousers
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If you’re looking for a bit of a sleeker fit, these all wool flat front dress pants from Hugo Boss will compliment all your sport coats and dressier sport shirts. All the shades of this perfect basic color palette are spot-on and so versatile.
http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/peter-millar-garment-washed-twill-pants/3172004 Peter Millar - Garment Washed Twill Pants
Peter Millar - Garment Washed Twill Pants
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Peter Millar - Garment Washed Twill Pants
Garment Washed Twill Pants
Peter Millar
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If you often think that, if you could just find a “dressy” pair of khaki’s, you could wear them to the office, then look no further. These washed pima cotton flat fronts from Peter Millar are for just those times. In a variety of colors, we especially like the British Tan, Stone, Navy, and Light Grey.  And yes, many of us own them all.
http://www1.bloomingdales.com/shop/product/ag-adriano-goldschmied-pants-protege-sud-straight-fit?ID=864085 AG Adriano Goldschmied - Protege SUD Straight Fit Pants
AG Adriano Goldschmied - Protege SUD Straight Fit Pants
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AG Adriano Goldschmied - Protege SUD Straight Fit Pants
Protege SUD Straight Fit Pants
AG Adriano Goldschmied
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The brushed twill fabric makes these AG 5-pocket pants not only as soft as can be, but a bit more polished looking than a denim pair of jeans. If you have a more casual work place, you will keep reaching for these pants every morning. Complete your look with a sport shirt, polo, or casual sweater  - you’ll quickly see how easily these pants work with everything. For the warmer months, we are particularly drawn to the Basil, Corn Silk, New Navy, and Gull Grey.

http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/eton-contemporary-fit-solid-dress-shirt/3728467 Eton - Contemporary Fit Solid Dress Shirt
Eton - Contemporary Fit Solid Dress Shirt
A white shirt is a must-have, especially when the weather turns warm.  It’s the perfect backdrop for the lighter fabrics of seasonal suits and sport coats. But, which white shirt out there is "the one"? This all-cotton version from Eton, one of the world’s finest shirt makers, is our pick.  It's contemporary fit means it will lie smoothly under your modern fitting suits and jackets, and looks great with just a pair of jeans.
http://www1.bloomingdales.com/shop/product/burberry-london-regent-check-classic-tie?ID=1014593 Burberry - Regent Check Classic Tie
Burberry - Regent Check Classic Tie
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Burberry - Regent Check Classic Tie
Regent Check Classic Tie
Burberry
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Summer is a time for colorful and fun neckwear.  This is a classic plaid from Burberry, but updated in a linen/silk fabric that works so well with cotton and linen clothing.  We call it a great "white shirt" tie because it really pops against a blank canvas. And, we might add, with Father's Day approaching, this would make a great gift.
http://www.saksfifthavenue.com/main/ProductDetail.jsp?FOLDER<>folder_id=2534374306421071&PRODUCT<>prd_id=845524446674267 BOSS Hugo Boss - Sharp-Fit Grid Checked Dress Shirt
BOSS Hugo Boss - Sharp-Fit Grid Checked Dress Shirt
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BOSS Hugo Boss - Sharp-Fit Grid Checked Dress Shirt
Sharp-Fit Grid Checked Dress Shirt
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This grid-checked dress shirt from Hugo Boss infuses great color, when paired with your solid suits and sport coats.  The spread collar dresses up the colorful pattern, so you can wear it with or without a tie. And, it’s all cotton – great for those hot days, since it will breathe easier…which means you can, too.
http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/boss-hugo-boss-knit-cotton-tie/3770539 BOSS Hugo Boss - Knit Cotton Tie
BOSS Hugo Boss - Knit Cotton Tie
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Knit Cotton Tie
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Do you remember the last time you work a knit tie? Well, this is one trend you can wear again! This retro 2” knit tie will make any outfit look fresh and current. If you’re not sure what tie to wear with a patterned shirt or jacket, this is the simple solution.
http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/robert-talbott-regular-fit-dress-shirt/3485491?origin=category-personalizedsort&contextualcategoryid=0&fashionColor=&resultback=700&cm_sp=personalizedsort-_-browseresults-_-1_1_D Robert Talbott - Regular Fit Dress Shirt
Robert Talbott - Regular Fit Dress Shirt
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Robert Talbott - Regular Fit Dress Shirt
Regular Fit Dress Shirt
Robert Talbott
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From Robert Talbott, one of America’s premier shirt makers, this blue and white multi-stripe dress shirt with a spread collar is the perfect pick for all of your blue, grey and tan work clothes this season.

http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/samuelsohn-woven-cotton-tie/3645098 Samuelsohn - Woven Cotton Tie
Samuelsohn - Woven Cotton Tie
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Woven Cotton Tie
Samuelsohn
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What a great plaid, bound to put a spring in your step and punch up your summer neutrals (tans, greys, and blues). Of course, this works for a classic preppy work look, but can't you also see yourself at an afternoon wedding or a charity function wearing this tie? Samuelsohn is known for their quality, construction, and attention to detail. And it's all on full display with this tie.
http://www.neimanmarcus.com/Zachary-Prell-Fazio-Check-Sport-Shirt-Turquoise-zachary-prell/prod169060280___/p.prod Zachary Prell - Fazio Check Sport Shirt
Zachary Prell - Fazio Check Sport Shirt
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Zachary Prell - Fazio Check Sport Shirt
Fazio Check Sport Shirt
Zachary Prell
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A summer sport shirt should add a sophisticated pop of color to your outfit, while being versatile enough to wear dressed up or down.  This turquoise-white modern check from Zachary Prell accomplishes all that and more.  It has a modified spread collar, which works with or without a sport coat and has a closer-to-the-body modern fit.  The fabric is a luxurious Italian cotton.
http://www.neimanmarcus.com/Boss-Hugo-Boss-Jenno-Plaid-Point-Collar-Shirt-Pink/prod168900407_cat21150732__/p.prod BOSS Hugo Boss - Jenno Plaid Point-Collar Shirt
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Jenno Plaid Point-Collar Shirt
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The updated check pattern of this Hugo Boss 100% cotton shirt can double as a sport shirt AND a bold patterned dress shirt.  It is great with your cotton twill trousers AND your wool dress slacks.  The point collar makes it perfect to wear with a casual summer suit AND a sport coat – tie or no tie.

http://www.jmclaughlin.com/men/allston-spread-collar-in-blue-white.html J. McLaughlin - Allston Spread Collar Shirt
J. McLaughlin - Allston Spread Collar Shirt
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J. McLaughlin - Allston Spread Collar Shirt
Allston Spread Collar Shirt
J. McLaughlin
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You will enjoy the fabric quality and whimsical touches of J. McLaughlin with this shirt. A soft blue-white mini check with spread collar, it works as a sport shirt or dress shirt with any pair of wool dress trousers or cotton casual pants. Still looking for something for a Dad in your life? This would certainly be a welcome gift.

http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/robert-talbott-windowpane-linen-sport-shirt/3657047 Robert Talbott - Windowpane Linen Sport Shirt
Robert Talbott - Windowpane Linen Sport Shirt
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Robert Talbott - Windowpane Linen Sport Shirt
Windowpane Linen Sport Shirt
Robert Talbott
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Linen is the ultimate summer fabric. Robert Talbott's glen plaid version will add a comfortable yet sophisticated look to your warm weather wardrobe. It is the perfect companion to your cotton and linen separates (that’s sport coats and trousers, in case you were wondering), but it’s also great with your favorite summer jeans and shorts.

http://www.jmclaughlin.com/men/noah-sweater-in-navy.html J. McLaughlin - Noah Sweater
J. McLaughlin - Noah Sweater
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J. McLaughlin - Noah Sweater
Noah Sweater
J. McLaughlin
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This all cotton, full zip, pocketed sweater, from J. McLaughlin, is a dapper finishing touch for a casual office outfit. Wear it with a patterned sport shirt or a dress shirt. It will even work over your favorite polo shirt. And, of course, navy goes with most everything.
http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/canali-regular-fit-sport-shirt/3622504?origin=category-personalizedsort&contextualcategoryid=0&fashionColor=&resultback=3200&cm_sp=personalizedsort-_-browseresults-_-1_10_B Canali - Regular Fit Sport Shirt
Canali - Regular Fit Sport Shirt
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Canali - Regular Fit Sport Shirt
Regular Fit Sport Shirt
Canali
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This Canali all cotton shirt has enough texture interest to work as a stand-alone sport shirt with dressier trousers for work, or of course, under a sport coat.  It's sophisticated color is perfect hue for all the summer neutrals in your wardrobe (you know, the blues, greys, and tans). You will love the luxurious Italian fabric.
http://www.neimanmarcus.com/Magnanni-for-Neiman-Marcus-Perforated-Cap-Toe-Oxford-Brown/prod163960205_cat000550__/p.prod Magnanni for Neiman Marcus - Perforated Cap-Toe Oxford
Magnanni for Neiman Marcus - Perforated Cap-Toe Oxford
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Magnanni for Neiman Marcus - Perforated Cap-Toe Oxford
Perforated Cap-Toe Oxford
Magnanni for Neiman Marcus
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From Magnanni, this perforated cap toe dress shoe is all you need for summer (and the rest of the year). The rich burnished brown color will work with every suit in your closet.  Magnanni is a family business based in Almansa, Spain that has been producing handcrafted shoes for 60 years.  Magnanni shoes are known for their comfort and flexibility. You will love them.
http://www1.bloomingdales.com/shop/product/to-boot-new-york-edwin-leather-penny-loafers?ID=976877 To Boot New York - Edwin Leather Penny Loafers
To Boot New York - Edwin Leather Penny Loafers
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To Boot New York - Edwin Leather Penny Loafers
Edwin Leather Penny Loafers
To Boot New York
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These classic but very modern penny loafers from To Boot New York are the perfect complement to all of your more casual work attire.  These Italian made shoes are very comfortable, truly the highest quality, and never go out of style.
http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/trafalgar-lorenzo-leather-belt/3639600 Trafalgar - Lorenzo Leather Belt
Trafalgar - Lorenzo Leather Belt
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Trafalgar - Lorenzo Leather Belt
Lorenzo Leather Belt
Trafalgar
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This all leather classic dress belt from Trafalgar is going to be your go-to belt for your work wardrobe.  All the colors offered can be staples  – the medium brown is great for the lighter colors in your summer clothes. The 1 ¼ “ width creates a modern, updated look in a basic piece.

http://www1.bloomingdales.com/shop/product/john-varvatos-usa-solid-strap-belt?ID=635914 John Varvatos USA - Solid Strap Belt
John Varvatos USA - Solid Strap Belt
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John Varvatos USA - Solid Strap Belt
Solid Strap Belt
John Varvatos USA
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For those less formal days at the office, this John Varvatos USA distressed leather belt is perfect for your cotton pants and jeans. The chunkier harness buckle up’s the cool factor, giving a little interest to an essential piece of your wardrobe.

 

Comments (6)

This is such a great site. I was so happy MS came back. Cheryl has the best fashion sense.
6/10/2014 11:02 PM
KR
It's an interesting concept and I'm so pleased to see Mark Shake is back! Good luck on your efforts - Mark Shale truly played a pivotal role... Read more
6/10/2014 6:39 PM
R. Jason Klein
Have your picks be sorted by size - many don't have too many sizes available....
6/10/2014 3:27 PM
R