Is it me or does this heat make you feel like you have nothing to wear? Granted we are past that ruthless week, when even wearing nothing seemed to be too much, but still when the heat is on what do you put on? For some the dress code never changes, conservative button downs, pencil skirts, and oh you poor things that have to wear a suit, I weep a little bit for you as we pass on the street, you must be dying! And not in the good way. However there are a lot of occupations that you can wear pretty much, whatever you like, today’s post is for you. A few styles that will help you beat the heat while still keeping it pro-fesh. Because let’s be real it may be ultra warm out, but that is no reason for your co-worker to mistake your outfit for a walk of shame ensemble.
Hope you don’t mind my coffee table did the modeling for today’s examples:
If keeping it corporate is what keeps you comfortable, then try adding some zest to your color palette. Nothing says I’m cool, figuratively and literally like a pop of neon. It works so well with this traditional light weight button down and you can up the fashion factor by pairing it with an edgy cut out sandal.
If your j-o-b totally rocks, then you might even be able to pull off sporting shorts. It’s a privilege so don’t skank it up. I would say work appropriate shorts should at least hit you at mid-thigh if not a tad longer. And unless you work at a magazine and totally know what you’re doing I wouldn’t pair them with heels. This look works with a fun pair of flats and a patterned sweater to give it that extra punch. However if a cardigan it is a little too extra, amongst those extra degrees, save it for the office, a textured shirt can do the work for you while you’re walking on sunshine.
Cotton is most certainly the fabric of our lives and the undisputed campion of summer. A fabulous tank that breathes, in a bold shade, paired with some stellar accessories is a summer staple that never gets old. You can pair it with denim, cotton capri’s or a mix like the alternative flares I have anchoring my look.
(*Tip* when wearing a more fitted blouse/ top that may show perspiration in the mega heat, put a complimenting camisole on underneath, shown in green in the first photo, it will capture what you don’t want coming to the surface)
So go ahead, mix it up, and try some new styles.