With summer in full swing, shopping for new work clothes is probably the last thing you want to do. But as the end-of-season sales ramp up, it’s actually a good time to shift your focus from swimsuits and spritzes to elegant, transitional office pieces (just for a few minutes—promise!). They don’t have to be complicated or stuffy, either. In fact, no matter where you work—whether it’s at a fashion magazine, a tech start-up, or in a more formal law office—a simple, no-fuss dress will almost always fit the bill.
If you’re in the market for a dress you can buy and wear now, consider something in lightweight cotton, like Sea’s puffed-sleeve floral frock. The dark print and modest neckline keep it office-friendly, and you can easily swap ballet flats for strappy sandals if you’re heading straight from your desk to happy hour. Meanwhile, Tibi’s striped midi dress and Zara’s belted shirtdress are polished enough for your 9-to-5 yet breezy enough for a quick trip to the beach.
Interviewing for a new job? You can’t go wrong with an LBD, and there are plenty of summer-ized options to choose from, including Proenza Schouler’s T-shirt style and a mod number by Maje. Stock up on these and all of the best summer work dresses below.
Originally Appeared on Vogue