Looking professional on a hot day, when all we want is to be in short, casual clothes can be challenging. However, we do have to face those challenges, since work, interviews, and meetings can’t wait. Although in summer months, comfort is the most important thing, because of health reasons, there are still ways to make summer outfits work-friendly. And here is how.
Elegant silk pants
One of the mandatory and favorite parts of every woman’s work outfit is pants. They are versatile and they look professional, and thankfully, there is a way to wear them even during hot, summer months. Silk pants are one option where you won’t lack comfort. They are light and airy, making it easy for you to move and spend your day in them. To make it work-friendly, choose one-color pants. You can even get darker colors because they are light and won’t be uncomfortable to wear even in the heat. You can wear them with a basic shirt tucked in, or a soft blouse for a more casual look. Ballet flats or classic pump heels can be your choice of footwear. You can try some of these color combos: navy blue with white, nude with brown or gray with black.
A comfortable wrap dress
One of the most comfortable pieces for work (if you choose correctly) is a dress. A wrap dress, either midi or maxi, can be a perfect choice for work. During summer months, comfort is more important than keeping up with the strict, professional dress code. This is why you should choose natural materials. You should choose a light, airy dress, and wrap dresses are a perfect example, especially because this fabric will let your skin breathe, while still looking professional. You can even get the ones with straps and wear a blazer over the top, which will make the whole look even more work-appropriate.
Unique work-friendly jumpsuit
Although a jumpsuit is not the first thing you think about when you hear “work clothes”, it can still make an amazing and professional work outfit. A linen, button-down jumpsuit in eggshell with short sleeves is both cozy and elegant. You can pair it with brown shoes and some great high-end bag and do a simple high bun. Since breathable and natural materials are the key for any summer outfit, this will create a unique, pleasant, and professional look.
A classic pencil skirt
For everyone who likes or has to wear skirts to their workplace, here are some tips on looks that include them. A cotton pencil, knee-length skirt is one of the mostly worn work outfits. Cotton is a natural fabric, which is why your skin will be able to breathe, and it won’t wrinkle, which is a plus, because you don’t have to worry about looking messy at work. Another great thing about skirts like this is that you can combine it with silk, cotton, or rayon top because it is so versatile. A black skirt would go great with a light-colored blouse for a casual look. However, if you want a more professional look, a shirt is a great option. Striped shirts have been pretty popular for years now, so you can wear a light blue shirt and blue pumps. You will look soft, elegant, and neat.
A casual shirt-dress
Coming back to dresses, one more example of a work-friendly outfit is a shirt dress. Rayon, cotton, or crepe are some of the fabrics perfect for this type of dress. Short sleeves will be a good option for a work environment, and as for the pattern, you can be a bit more creative. Striped, polka dots, subtle floral prints or even simple one-color dresses will all be appropriate. You can make it more interesting by putting a belt on your waist and matching it to your shoes and a big watch. Go for either espadrille flats or chunky low heel, as they will both complete the outfit.
You don’t have to suffer during the summer months that you spend at work. When picking clothes, natural fabrics are a must, so invest some time and money into buying comfortable ones. This way, pants, jumpsuits, or dresses will not be unbearable to wear. And the examples above can give you an idea for your whole outfit.