Burning up in that black suit? Especially in the summer, dressing for work can get frustrating – company dress code limitations on top of high temperatures. But it doesn’t have to be hard to stay cool for work. You should feel comfortable and relaxed, yet still professional. So here are a few tips to follow so you don’t get that embarrassing stare from your boss that says that skirt is way too short!
First and foremost, make sure you know your company’s dress code policy. Then you’ll know what to leave out of your office wardrobe. Even if your company allows you to be business casual, be refined. Be sure your clothes are fresh and ironed. Your choice of clothing can be relaxed, but that doesn’t mean you should be showing up to work in sweats and a t-shirt. If you’re second-guessing yourself about something, then you probably shouldn’t wear it.
In the summer we all like to wear lightweight fabrics, but some of them can be sheer. So ladies make sure that you carry a lightweight jacket with you to put on while in the office.
Too much skin in the office is a no-no. Try to avoid short skirts, tank tops, and low-cut tops; you’re going to get the attention that you want with those, but not the right kind of attention!
Even in these tough temperatures, you can still be stylish and professional. A simple and easy way to stay cool is by layering a great jacket over a LBD or a light printed dress. Choose tops made out of silk, cotton, linen, and cotton blends, and pair it with a pencil skirt; make sure you carry a light cover-up or cardigan with you. A nice blazer can pull any outfit together! Make sure to have basics in light colors, such as white blouses, tops and even pants. Other key separates to look for are short-sleeved jackets, tailored trousers, and skirts, so you can easily mix and match. If you’re allowed, you can even go with long shorts or Capri pants.
So dress to impress in the summer! Show that you can be cool and collective with your wardrobe. And remember, if you’re asking yourself, should I or shouldn’t I, then you most likely shouldn’t. Click on the image below for full image and descriptions.