I feel bad for everyone who works in an office during the summer. Undoubtedly, it is difficult.
I’m going to provide some straightforward dos and don’ts in this article so that you may definitely ace those summer office outfits.
When it’s hot outdoors, layering is the last thing you want to do when dressing for the office in the summer. This is especially true if you reside in a hot area.
Closing your toes in closed-toed footwear and wearing pants without any waist-forgiveness are the last things you should do.
Because it is so hot outside, you want to dress comfortably.
So, how can you dress in a way that is chic and classy but still keeps you from overheating?
Wearing suits is the first do. I recognize your skepticism, but suits are making a strong comeback.
There are various things that suits are.
First off, they are now in style, but they are also appropriate for the office. It has a very polished and professional appearance.
A power suit is the way to go if you have a major meeting, want a promotion, to be treated more seriously, or if you want your voice to be heard.
You should wear your black, navy, or charcoal suit during the fall and winter. Choose a suit in a lighter color throughout the summer.
Because they reflect the sun, lighter colors will generally keep you cooler. The lighter colors also have a springier, more summery feel.
You shouldn’t wear a wool suit in the summer, so the fabric you choose is also vital. Wear anything that will breathe, such as cotton, linen, a blend.
Wear white as your next outfit. Every time I mention white, I hear women complain, “But I can’t; it stains; it’s so difficult to maintain.”
It is incredibly beautiful, feminine, and exquisite. Incredibly worth. Even if it’s simply a white blazer and jeans, the white is still worth. It’s such a lovely summer look.
Don’t dress all black clothing, from head to toe, every day. It’s summer, make sure you do try white or some other colors that are not so heavy and dark.
I believe that if you exercise just a little bit more caution and care, you can maintain your whites bright and beautiful and prevent complete destruction.
Wear color is the third piece of advice. If there was ever a time to wear color, other than in the 1980s, it is now. Color is huge.
Saturated colors, strong prints, pastel colors, various types of neutrals, even neon colors a la the 1980s.
This is your moment to shine if you love color.
I do have this fail-safe rule that you may follow if color terrifies you or if you don’t love color in general: wear one color and keep everything else neutral and quiet.
In order to balance a vividly colored top, wear mostly neutral bottoms, such as blue jeans, white jeans, or neutral-hued pants.
A printed pleated skirt that appears summery and chic would be a good choice for outfit. And wear it with a straightforward cropped bra tank. Because there isn’t a lot of area to tuck into a pleated skirt, that can be a problem. It will add a lot of bulk if you tuck with pleating.
Therefore, you must wear something that is cropped or really light and paper thin.
And then just throw a blazer over that. Such a beautiful and simple outfit.
The fact that you have to decide what to wear with skirts is one of the reasons why many of you may be reluctant to wear them. Do not overthink it. You may always wear something straightforward under your blazer, such as a camisole, tank, or t-shirt.
This is a very sophisticated way to wear color. Since you are wearing white, which is the most neutral color, everything else is neutral except for the print in the skirt.
Never wear dark, navy, or black all the time. Make sure you’re utilizing this time of moment and fashion, where color is in style. Color may make you look younger, draw attention to yourself, and uplift your attitude.
Simply experiment with some color. Don’t put everything on the line. Use the one-color rule, making one component in that color while keeping everything else quiet and neutral.
I already mentioned a printed skirt, but I also want to bring up a printed dress as an alternative.
Summertime is my favorite time to wear dresses. They are really elegant, incredibly simple, and incredibly breathable. They are also one-and-done.
But occasionally, we might hesitate to wear that summer dress to work because it seems too beachy or something similar.
But with that summertime dress, all you need to do is throw it with a blazer. That’s it. Or, if you have a lightweight leather jacket, a leather jacket.
Suddenly, that airy summer maxi becomes a fantastic option for the office.
However, unless you work at an art gallery, be careful not to overdo printed dresses. For the office, dial it back a bit. Do not go into full print mode.
Take advantage of the fact that some businesses only allow casual attire on Fridays, which is entirely OK if it occurs only once a week.
You might be able to pull it off more often because, in many situations, jeans can look just as stylish as or even more stylish than pants.
Here’s an example. A white blazer is still present; wear it with a pair of wide-legged high-rise white jeans.
You can choose any inseam length you require, or even two different inseam lengths if you wish to purchase one for heels and the other for flats.
The key to wearing jeans is to choose a pair that is either white or a dark wash, such as a dark blue. not discolored or faded. In one of those two colors, you want to keep it timeless.
To look professional and put your best foot forward, I would wear those two to the office.
Don’t Dress to Casually
I talked about the do, what is the don’t.
Don’t dress clothing that is too casual. No torn-up jeans, and unless you work in a really informal office, I wouldn’t even recommend faded jeans. No muscle shirts.
Simply keep in mind that this is still a place of work, and that you still want to leave a good first impression and be regarded seriously. An essential component of that is dressing.
Even though these are obvious, it is nevertheless worth to mention them.
Don’t wear clothes that are too tight, no bodycon dresses or tank dresses to the office, unless you throw the blazer over it, you’re slim and you look really good, and maybe you can get away with it, but it’s risky.
I would stay away from really tight fitting dresses. Extremely short dresses are something I would absolutely avoid. For the office, that is not a good look. Similar rules apply to shorts, unless they are Bermuda that end at the knee.