With June well under way, we have unofficially started summer and also cottage season! But how to go from weekday to cottage weekend in style? I’ve got five cottage style pieces that will work with items you probably already have in your current wardrobe, to help you transition effortlessly.
Denim Shirt Dress
A denim shirt dress is one of the most versatile wardrobe pieces to have.
Work Style: For a casual Friday belt it for a more polished and structured look and pair it with tan coloured platform sandals or shoes.
Cottage Style: When you’re heading out for the weekend it’s as easy as removing the belt and sporting flat sandals, flip flops or runners!
Check out this one from White House Black Market ($110)
A lightweight sweater is a must have for summers in the office to keep you warm enough when the air conditioning is blasting.
Work Style: Choose a bright coloured one that can pair well with your dress pants and skirts.
Cottage Style: This sweater is perfect for cool summer nights out too when barbecues by the water take you late into the evening.
Try the LOFT Shadow Striped Sweater available in regular and petite sizes. ($68.21).
A T-shirt dress is another wardrobe staple that I believe everyone should have!
Work Style: Be sure to choose one in a length that’s appropriate for work and you can wear it to the office with a cardigan or blazer. Add some elegant jewellery and wear it with either ballet flats or low heels for a very polished work look.
Cottage Style: Remove all the accessories, throw on a pair of tennis shoes and a hat and you’re set for cottage life!
I love this inexpensive option from Old Navy ($14.50).
No fabric screams summer more than linen. I’m not even sure what other season is really appropriate to don this fabric but in the summer months it looks very chic and effortless.
Work Style: A linen shirt works perfectly for the office as it can be paired with dress pants and dress skirts easily and makes for the perfect casual Friday outfit.
Cottage Style: When heading to the cottage throw on a pair of jeans or short and wear the linen shirt unbuttoned over a casual tank top. It can also double as a swim suit cover up!
The Gap’s Linen Boyfriend shirt ($64.95) comes in a wide variety of colours and patterns to suit everyone’s tastes.
Black Culotte Romper
Looks like rompers and jumpsuits are here to stay! I absolutely love the look of a culotte romper as it can work for both office, evening and weekend! Talk about bang for your buck!
Work Style: For the office pair this smart number with pumps, a blazer and some understated jewellery.
Evening Style: For evening simply remove the blazer and add a statement necklace and some arm bangles.
Cottage Style: For weekend you can easily wear the romper with sandals, ballet flats or even cute white tennis shoes!
Try this Deep V-Neck Culotte Romper from Dynamite ($54.95).
Share with us your favourite weekday to weekend cottage style transition pieces!