Dressing for the office in the Summer can be fun and dreadful at the same time. Summer styles are more relaxed and full of color, but aren’t always best suited for the chilling temps or dress code of the office. Getting dressed for work each weekday inevitably brings the question: Do I dress for the weather outside or the office temps? Happy Hour or the Conference Room?

We believe you can do both. Lighter fabrics, looser, flowy fits and layering are your keys to survival. White is your best friend ~ white anything looks clean, chic and professional and actually reflects the light and heat when you’re outside. Look for styles in eyelet or linen fabrications that breathe and keep you cool but offer coverage for a meeting with the boss. A crisp jacket in white, black or neutral blush adds coverage at the top if you chose a skimpy top. Heading to drinks after work? Just ditch the jacket and you’re ready for girls night out.

Monkee’s

Monkee's Earhart Stripe Asymmetric Dress $395 Enida Heel $180 Raffia Triangle Earrings $68

Monkee’s Earhart Stripe Asymmetric Dress $395 Enida Heel $180 Raffia Triangle Earrings $68

Monkee's Tink Top $228 Sheen Slide $150

Monkee’s Tink Top $228, Sheen Slide $150

Monkee's V-Back Flutter Sleeve Dress $158

Monkee’s V-Back Flutter Sleeve Dress $158

Monkees Brielle Dress $195 Heloise Wedge $126 (Was $180)

Monkees Brielle Dress $195 Heloise Wedge $126 (Was $180)

 

Ann Taylor – Southpark Mall

Ann Taylor White Dress $159

Ann Taylor White Dress $159

Ann Taylor White Skirt $89

Ann Taylor White Skirt $89

Ann Taylor Pineapple Skirt $89

Ann Taylor Pineapple Skirt $89

Ann Taylor Windowpane Check Dress $119

Ann Taylor Windowpane Check Dress $119

Neiman Marcus – Southpark Mall

Neiman Marcus Joie Button Down Paisley Hankerchief Dress – $162

Neiman Marcus Vince Raw Silk Top $265, Raw Silk Skirt $285

 

Scout & Molly’s

dressing for the office

Clara Sun Woo – Ruffle Cuff Knit Top $79, Krazy Larry Pique White Pants $129, Kenda Kist Drop Earrings $65, Silver Cuff $19

dressing for the office

French Connection Linen White Top $98, Krazy Larry Black Square Pants $118, Gold Druzy Bangle $32

Grace Willow Berry Top $88, Krazy Larry White Flower Pants $119, Ann Paige Necklace $42

Clara Sun Woo Navy Swing dress $119, Ann Paige Ivory Necklace $38

dressing for the office

Clara Sun Woo Navy Open Shoulder Top $79 Joseph Ribkoff White Straight Leg Pant $134, Earrings $28