What to Wear To the Office in the Summer

Welcome back to Haley’s Beauty Room and for my first Fashion Friday! I really would like to put posts like this out every Friday, as I feel that I really lack content in the fashion area. Anyway, let’s talk about some summer workwear outfit ideas.

You want to keep it professional, but don’t want to keep wearing the same old black and white pieces you wore all winter. Plus, if you’re like my office and the A/C just doesn’t seem to want to work on the hottest days, you’re going to want something practical you can stay cool in.

Most of these pieces are appropriate for business casual settings. A good tip to go by to see if your outfit is appropriate or not is “Would you feel comfortable in this piece if the most intimidating person in your office came up to you?”

If not, you probably shouldn’t wear it. If you do, then go for it! Just keep in mind every company has certain dress code policies.

Don’t Be Afraid of Bright Colors

Bringing out the bright colors is key in achieving the perfect summer workwear look. Spice up your looks with a bright blazer, blouse, or even pants!

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Cropped Sleeve Blazer-Express

My favorite is a coral or red blazer, with a flowy, white blouse, and black pants. Still very professional, but the color adds a nice touch!

Maxi Skirts

Yes, you can wear a maxi skirt to the office in the summer, you just have to do it right! Try to keep them plain in pattern and color, and opt for a more fun top (that is also professional). This is where you can throw in a floral blouse or a bright top.

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Accordion Pleated Maxi Skirt- Banana Republic

I personally think a pleated style maxi skirt is my favorite route to go, as it can really be dressed up or down!

Shirtdresses Just Work

Not only are they super comfy and light, they can totally work for the office as well! As shirtdresses come in an array of styles and patterns, you can easily find one that is great for the office.

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Striped Shirt Dress- Forever 21

I personally love this option from Forever 21. It is a bit longer than knee-length, has a striped, business pattern, and the collar is perfect. I think this just screams “Lady Boss.”

Florals Are Your Best Friend

As this is the case with Spring, florals in the Summer are perfect. They are classy for the office and there are a multitude of colors and prints for you to choose from.

ELLE Pintuck Ruffle Top-Kohl’s

My favorites come in the form of blouses, typically those from Kohl’s. ELLE’s line at Kohl’s is one of the best out there for affordable, nice, office attire.

Heeled Mules

Some offices have a strict, closed-toe shoe policy, so be careful with this one. If your office is a little more laid back, I definitely suggest getting a pair of open-toe, heeled mules. These shoes are perfect to wear to the office, but also go great with your weekend attire.

There are tons of styles, fabrics, and colors to choose from, but I personally like to keep it simple, especially if I am going for the bright blazer or floral blouse!

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Didi Block Heel Mules-Target

These block heel mules from Target’s A New Day line have a suede appearance to keep it upscale, but are super comfy and easy to slide on.

What do you like to wear to the office in the summer? Any recommendations for me? Let me know in the comments!

Featured image is sourced form Pexels.



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