IMAGE: MARK KOHLMAN, HAIR AND MAKEUP BY MONICA CHAPIN
Cubicle to Cabana
Summer uniforms that work and play.
BY ELIZABETH DYE
Friday, 3:15 pm. Eighty-two degrees. Not a wisp of cloud in the sky. It's a disgustingly flawless summer day. Of course, you only know this because you checked weather.com in between client meetings. It's cruel to have to spend summer's halcyon hours working--compiling yucky ol' marketing reports, refolding capri pants, slinging iced macchiatos. But don't let that J-O-B prevent you from having F-U-N. Garb yourself in one of these ingeniously convertible outfits, cut out early, and take yourself and your sidekicks to a sunny spot just outside of cell-phone reception. There's plenty of summer to soak up before the sun goes down.
IN THE CITY
Poleci lavender pants, $160
Poleci knit halter top, $180
Zoe silver hoop earrings, $74
Twinkle ladybug sweater top, $168
Ernsdorf white denim skirt, $108
All, Mimi & Lena, 823 NW 23rd Ave., 224-7736
Prada black sportcoat, $1,145
Dolce & Gabbana wool stripe trousers, $345
Dolce & Gabbana brown-stripe double button shirt, $275
Billy Lavin belt with contrast white stitching, $135
All, Mario's, 833 SW Broadway, 227-3477.
ON THE ROAD:
Aqua stretch top, $16
Pink stretch skirt, $18.50
Glam pink-and-gray striped stretch dress, $26.50
All, Naked City Clothing, 3730 SE Hawthorne Blvd., 239-3837
Gran Duval Blue Glory cotton shirt, $110
Ben Sherman Dublin track jacket, $69
Paper, Denim, Cloth Low 5 flare jeans, $159
All, Blake, 2285 NW Johnson St., 222-4848.
AT THE BEACH
Jennifer and Mia wear:
Striped string bikinis with rainbow detail, $9 each piece, Old Navy, 1752 Jantzen Beach Center, 289-8975, and other locations.
His own shorts and shirt, and a pair of Puma
H-Street trainers, $77, Baddoll Shoes, 808 NW 23rd Ave., 525-2202.
Tiger-print beach towel, $10, Old Navy.
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