Workwear is expensive, but you don’t have to spend every dime to look polished at work.  I work full time in an office setting where business attire is strictly enforced – and we are not talking about jeans and t-shirts.  

Regardless of what job I have I always hold myself accountable for dressing, not just the job I have, but most importantly, the job I want.  I make an effort to look smart and put together at work because it makes me feel confident.  

I don’t have a big budget for my work or casual wardrobe so I have to be smart with my money when it comes to clothing.  Each season, I invest in a set of clothes that I can wear season after season. For me, the most challenging season to shop for workwear is summer.  You want to look presentable, stay cool, yet feel comfortable without having to bare everything.  One of my solutions is the silk blouse.

Silk blouses are versatile, timeless, and classic not to mention they keep your body’s temperature from rising in the summertime.  I also love how they drape on the body, and they are equally as lovely dressed up or down.  When it comes to styling, the sky’s the limit from pairing the silk blouses with pencil skirts to wide-leg trousers like this look here.  This gorgeous silk blouse that I’m wearing on this post is on sale for 40% off by the way.

If you are looking to invest in a great silk blouse for summer I highly recommend the 1.2.3 Paris brand.  They have a beautiful collection of workwear from silk blouses to pencil skirts that you can affordably invest.

As mentioned here previously, 1.2.3 Paris offers affordable but high-quality fashion from France.  They offer free worldwide shipping on orders of €120 or more so you get to bring a slice of French style without the big travel price tag.  1.2.3 Paris is having a major summer clearance right now. So, while adding this silk blouse (40% off) to the cart why not scoop up this blouse, this dress, and these trousers that are also on sale because they will be gone very fast!

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Zara Wide-Leg Trousers (sold out, similar style)| Powder Pink Silk Shirt (wearing size 36) – c/o 1.2.3 Paris| Leather Bag| Dusty Pink Pumps

The fabulous Mirabai from Moving Free with Mirabai is hosting this week’s Fashion Flash Linkup.  Fashion Flash is an online group of women bloggers covering beauty, fashion, fitness, lifestyle, and travel.  We do a link roundup every Monday.  You will find a lot of tips, advice, and stories the expert bloggers in Fashion Flash have provided this week.  I’m also linking up to #iwillwearwhatiwant, Visible Monday, Trend Spin Linkup, and Hello Monday Linkup,