Ever have those mornings where you roll out out of bed and have about three seconds to get ready? We all do. You need a fail-safe in your wardrobe–an easy work outfit that you can pull together in one second, tops. During the summer, mine is a slim white pant and my favorite (current) blouse. In this case, the top is a gingham bell-sleeve, but I believe it should be one of your favorite blouses/button-downs. White pants + favorite shirt. Why? You look pulled together. Effortless. Like you tried.
Now, I know not everyone is allowed to wear sandals to work, so my advice for footwear is a nude flat or pump. Why nude? Goes great with white pants and I’d bet almost everything that it would go with your favorite top (black, patterned, blue, pink–anything!)