Summer is no excuse to let your professional polish slip. Though your work dress code may be a little more relaxed as temperatures soar, it’s essential to look still appropriate and pulled together. Here are four summer work outfits that make dressing for the office a breeze.
A Pastel Dress
You may wear many dark conservative colors to work during the rest of the year but come some; you can lighten and brighten up. A traditional way to bring color into your summer office wear is to buy a dress or a top in a pastel shade.
Pastel colors like violet, blush, pale yellow, and mint green give you that summer feels without screaming like those bright tropical colors you might wear on a summer vacation. Nude shoes complement pastel colors, and a touch of jewelry adds sunny sparkle.
A Summery Print Blouse
Many cute summer work outfits include a lively print, such as a floral. With its breezy silhouette and purple blooms, this pretty striped blouse adds just the right touch of femininity to a crisp pair of black work trousers.
The more skin you show at work, the less power you project, so it’s better to wear a halter blouse like this under a long cardigan or jacket. After 5 p.m., slip off your sweater, and you have a fabulous work-to-dinner evening look!
A Fun Wrap Dress
Wrap dresses are a no-brainer for work. They’re feminine and professional and make your figure look fab. When shopping for summer office outfits, feel free to choose a slightly more playful print or a piece with a touch more color. This gorgeous yellow and blue wrap dress has a happy seasonal look.
The black structured bag and conservative pumps ground the colorful dress and give it a more business vibe. Stockings are usually compulsory in most offices during the summer. Just be sure to wear ultrasheer socks in a shade that perfectly matches the color of your legs.
A Gingham Jacket
Gingham is a classic summer fabric, and though it might seem too casual for work, it is very fashion-forward and professional summer office attire. This cute, cropped gingham jacket looks light and summery, worn with a white column of color: white jeans and a relaxed white tank.
How do you dress for work in hot weather? Check out these other handy tips about dressing for the Office in Summer.