Summer is no excuse to let you professional polish slip. Though your work dress code may be a little more relaxed as temperatures soar, it’s important to still look appropriate and pulled together. Here are four summer work outfits that make dressing for the office a breeze.
A Pastel Dress
You may wear a lot of dark conservative colors to work during the rest of the year but come some you can lighten and brighten up. A conservative way to bring some 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 feel without screaming loudly like those tropical bright colors you might wear on a summer vacation. Nude shoes complement pastel colors, and a touch of jewelry adds some sunny sparkle.
A Summery Print Blouse
Many cute summer work outfits include a lively print, such as a floral. This pretty striped blouse with its breezy silhouette and purple blooms 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 stockings 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 to casual for work, it is actually 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 cool, white tank.
How do you dress for work in hot weather? Check out these other handy tips about how to Dress for the Office in Summer.