Plus Size Summer Work Capsule – Part 1

Today I give you the first part of a plus size summer work capsule wardrobe. 

My last plus size work capsule was so popular and I received so many requests for a summer version that I had to create another!

Also, in case you missed it, I also posted a plus size summer work capsule last year. 

Plus Size Summer Work Capsule Outfit Idea with Coral Pants and White Pants for Business Casual Dress Code at the Office - Alexa Webb

Bright and fun colors for summer, this capsule is anything but boring!

Many of these items come from Talbots.  They have so many fantastic coordinating pieces, I couldn’t resist.

But, as you’ll see, there are more pieces and outfit ideas to come… 

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Look 1

The first look features a white cable knit sleeveless sweater.  Such a classic piece.

Add some hot coral ankle pants.  Top with a blue sweater blazer as needed.

Tie the look together with a lightweight scarf.

I will feature more scarves in the next post.  I found many alternatives that will work well!

Also, go here for a great video on ways to wear a scarf.

As always, smaller and skinny scarves can be worn tied around the neck, head as a headband, ponytail, wrist, or handbag strap. 

So many ways to rock these!

Blue Shoes

Any nude, gray, or taupe shoe will do but I love these coordinating open-toe d’Orsay flats

I found some other options in the same color in case you need closed-toe shoes at your office.

Check out my links below for even more options, including wide width.

Lipstick

Finish off your look with a bold coral lip, like “Corail Marrakech” from YSL. 

As I’ve said, the Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Volupté Shine Oil-in-Stick Lipsticks (or here) are my favorite lipsticks. 

I readily admit they are bougie AF and totally break the budget.  But they are amazing!

They’re 65% oil and feel amazing on the lips!  Not to mention they smell fantastic. 

Plus, the packaging is so gorgeous that I actually bought a lipstick holder, like this one, to display them.

And I just can’t say enough great things about them!

The closest lippies I have found at more reasonable prices are L’Oreal’s Colour Riche Shine Lipstick and Sephora’s Rouge Lacquer Lipsticks

While both are similar, they aren’t even close to the decadence of the YSL ones.

Plus Size Summer Work Capsule – Part 1 – Look 1

Plus Size Summer Work Capsule Outfit Idea with Coral Pants, Blue Sweater Blazer, Floral Scarf, and Gray Tory Burch Tote Bag - Alexa Webb

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Look 2 

And Look 2 is just Look 1 without the sweater blazer.  As you can see, the outfit still works! 

I simply wanted to demonstrate that you will look very put together in warm weather.

Plus Size Summer Work Capsule Outfit Idea with Coral Pants, Floral Scarf, and Grey Tote Bag - Alexa Webb

Look 3

This third look is just the same as Look 1 only I swapped out the coral ankle pants for some white capris

Based on the reviews, you may need to size up in these capris.

Pro-tip: wear nude undergarments, not white, with white pants to prevent panty lines.

For lined pants or petite sizing, see these.

And I still love the blue shoes with this look, but if you find them too “matchy matchy,” opt for some nude or white flats.

Plus Size Summer Work Capsule – Part 1 – Look 3

Plus Size Summer Work Capsule Outfit Idea with White Pants, Blue Sweater Blazer, Floral Scarf, and Grey Tote Bag - Alexa Webb

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Plus Size White Capri Pants (similar/lined, less $ similar, less $ similar)

Look 4

The fourth look is just like the third but once again, I wanted to demonstrate that this outfit still works without the sweater blazer.

White on white is so chic.  Add some pops of color in the shoes or accessories to really make a statement.

Plus Size Summer Work Capsule Outfit Idea with White Pants, Floral Scarf, and Grey Tote Bag - Alexa Webb

Once again, I am so impressed with Talbots’ coordinated pieces.  I couldn’t pass up including this large blue dot sleeveless blouse.

And again, if you find this look too “matchy matchy,” opt for some nude or white flats.

But, personally, I am loving all of the coordinating pieces!

Plus Size Summer Work Capsule – Part 1 – Look 5

Plus Size Summer Work Capsule Outfit Idea with White Pants, Blue Sweater Blazer, Blue Dot Top, and Grey Tote Bag - Alexa Webb

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Plus Size Blue Dot Top (less $ similar)

Look 6

The sixth look again shows a jacket-less outfit works and is perfect for hot weather.  I still love the bright coral lip!

Plus Size Summer Work Capsule Outfit Idea with White Pants, Blue Dot Top, and Grey Tote Bag - Alexa Webb

Look 7

For an additional look, swap the coral ankle pants for some white capris.  This combination works beautifully!

Plus Size Summer Work Capsule – Part 1 – Look 7

Plus Size Summer Work Capsule Outfit Idea with Bright Coral Pants, Blue Dot Top, and Grey Tote Bag - Alexa Webb

Look 8

Perfect for transitional weather during the spring, a long sleeve paisley button-down shirt can be worn alone (see look 9) or layered under the sweater blazer.

Plus Size Summer Work Capsule – Part 1 – Look 8

Plus Size Summer Work Capsule Outfit Idea with White Pants, Blue Sweater Blazer, Paisley Button Down Shirt, and Grey Tote Bag - Alexa Webb

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Plus Size Paisley Shirt

Look 9

This long sleeve paisley button-down shirt is 100% cotton, making it a great choice for warm days.  Just roll up the sleeves, exposing striped details.

Plus Size Summer Work Capsule Outfit Idea with White Pants, Paisley Button Down Shirt, and Grey Tote Bag - Alexa Webb

Look 10

Looks 10 and 11 are the same ideas as Looks 8 and 9, just with the coral ankle pants.

Plus Size Summer Work Capsule – Part 1 – Look 10

Plus Size Summer Work Capsule Outfit Idea with Coral Pants, Blue Sweater Blazer, Paisley Button Down Shirt, and Grey Tote Bag - Alexa Webb

Plus Size Summer Work Capsule Outfit Idea with Coral Pants, Paisley Button Down Shirt, and Grey Tote Bag - Alexa Webb

Look 12

For Looks 12 and 13, I introduce another paisley button-down, but this one is sleeveless.  Great for hot weather!

I chose some gold flats, but again, some nude or white flats will work perfectly.

Plus Size Summer Work Capsule – Part 1 – Look 12

Plus Size Summer Work Capsule Outfit Idea with White Pants, Paisley Sleeveless Button Down Shirt, Gold Flats, and Grey Tote Bag - Alexa Webb

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Plus Size Sleeveless Shirt

Lipstick in “Nude Lavalliere” or here (less $ in “Glossy Fawn”)

Gold Flats (less $ similar, less $ similar, wide width)

Look 13

Plus Size Summer Work Capsule Outfit Idea with Bright Coral Pants, Paisley Sleeveless Button Down Shirt, Gold Flats, and Grey Tote Bag - Alexa Webb

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4 thoughts on “Plus Size Summer Work Capsule – Part 1

  1. Oh yes! This is absolutely amazing!!!!!! I love the color combo, its so bright and feel good!

    Thank you a million times over!!

  2. I recently found your blog and I LOVE this post. Especially since you’ve chosen Talbots. Have you ever thought about a JJILL or Soft
    Surroundings capsule?

    I love these options – so beautiful! Can you tell me though if you are to choose the cardigan for the blazer what color lands end sweater would you choose? I didn’t see it.

    Great job!

  3. Really like the clever use of colour opposites here. Have you done any winter work capsules please? We’re on the other side of the world and approaching winter. Thanks!

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