We’d prefer to spend summer poolside, but alas, some of the season is definitely spent in an office. And dressing professionally at work while trying to beat the heat can be a tall order. So we’ve got you covered with our best tips for dressing like a boss, all while trying to keep your cool at work.
Lighten Up Your Layers
Layers are a necessity come summer, especially with all the time spent between the hot outdoors and inside frigid air conditioning. Whether you opt for a cardigan or blazer, keep a few layers handy at the office to combat changing temperatures. Adding a belt to a lightweight cardigan is another way to take your look up a notch!
Dresses, Dresses, Dresses
The last thing we want to do is throw on a fussy outfit after a weekend of barbecues and lazy summer days. The solution? A dress! Add a cardigan or blazer for an easy professional look. Our favorite go-to summer shapes include sheaths and shirt dresses (just be sure the length is office appropriate). Dresses match the ease of the season.
Choose Summer Fabrics
When in doubt, you can’t go wrong with linen, cotton, or silk in the summer. All three are breathable, natural fabrics that will keep you comfortable in the heat. One of our essential summer work staples is a white linen blazer. It compliments most everything in your closet and is the perfect finishing piece for a polished outfit.