Getting dressed up for work is something many girls dream about when they picture their career, but in reality it can be a little challenging. This is especially true during the summer, when it’s super hot outside, and often chilly in the office if the air conditioning is running. Professional environments aren’t too flexible with dress codes, so some prior planning is a must.
For a sophistaced yet summery look, we love sleeveless blouses. Pair these with high waisted skirts or formal trousers and some heels, and you’re basically good to go! These also provide an excellent canvas for the perfect accessories; a bracelet would really complement your outfit here. Bring a blazer with you if your office tends to be too cool throughout the day.
If sleeveless isn’t really your thing (or you’re overdue for a visit at the salon), blouses with sleeves are totally cute, too! Look for something light and breezy to fit in with this season’s style. Tops with cinched waistlines are ultra flatteirng, and pale colors like pink, beige, gray and light blue make great summer choices. Pair yours with a good pencil skirt, and a blazer or cardigan for indoor layering.
The sheath dress is another super versatile choice. Classy, flattering and professional, these look amazing with the perfect pair of pumps and a pearl necklace. You can add a belt for a bit more detail, and toss on a cardigan if you’re cold.
A-line dresses are another classic, feminine option. These can can be longer, hitting mid-calf, or right above the knee. Either way can look professional and modest if worn correctly- just make sure your neckline is high enough to cover any cleavage. These dresses also look great with cardigans, easily solving the temperature change issue.