These Basics Will Elevate Your Summer Work Wardrobe
I know I’m not the only one that draws a blank when the seasons change. All of a sudden, it’s 80 degrees outside and I’m trying to figure out how I can wear a sweater dress to work and not die while waiting for the train. Work wear in itself seems like a whole other beast when it comes to dressing. We all have a t-shirt and jeans for casual wear, no problem there. But how are you keeping cool yet professional while your weekly touch base with your boss?
Blazers are like the little black dress of professional wear. No matter what the dress code is at your office, you can find a way to fit one in. The only problem is the wool one you were wearing all winter is not going to be a smart choice in the dead of summer. Linen is a great alternative for warmer weather. (click images to shop)
Sandals are an obvious choice for summer. But you don’t want to walk in wearing your flip flops or run around slides. Luckily, minimal low heeled strappy sandals are in style and there are plenty of options to choose from. Don’t be afraid to add in some fun choices here either. (click images to shop)
The blouse; another work staple for many. Silks and satins are fabrics I try to avoid when I know I’ll be moving around a lot, because sweat stains are real. I cannot be walking into a meeting with my pits greeting everyone before I do. Cotton breathes easily therefore less sweat. And I always like to opt for white or black because if I do happen to sweat, it is easily camouflaged. (click images to shop)
You know that easy breezy feel of wearing you favorite flowy dress on a summer day? Now picture that times 10 because your office likely has the AC on full blast. Never the less, the slip skirt is a super easy and effortless way to keep cool yet pulled together at work. Tuck in a cotton blouse of throw on a tank and linen blazer on top (I’ve basically created a full wardrobe for you here).
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