SUMMER OFFICE DRESSING

Dressing for work in triple-digit temperatures can prove to be quite the challenge. If the walk from your parked car to your office building doesn’t do you in, then freezing to death at your desk certainly will. On top of that 40-degree temperature drop, there’s the question of looking professional. Although we desert dwellers are inclined to go a bit more casual, that doesn’t translate to cutoffs and flip-flops. To navigate the tricky rules of summer workwear, get inspired by these chic office-appropriate outfit suggestions.

INVEST IN A SHIRTDRESS

A shirtdress and slingback pumps makes for an effortless, no-fail outfit combo that will carry you through the summer heat.

BLACK & WHITE

You can never go wrong in a classic black and white look. A pair of white culottes makes for ultimate summer workwear.

IT TAKES TWO

A coordinating two-piece set acts as the summery version of the power suit.

BLAZER

A blazer styled over an airy silhouette lends for some professionalism and will come in handy in air-conditioned surroundings.

MAXI SKIRT

Don’t count the maxi skirt. A structured pencil silhouette makes for an instantly polished look.

STRAPPY SANDALS

Take your look from the office to happy hour. A sleek pair of strappy sandals will prove to be a versatile summer essential.

BE BRIGHT

Liven up the office with a sunny yellow frock that brings a little sunshine to your day.

WHITE SHIRT

Never underestimate the power of a classic white shirt. Whether it’s tucked into a skirt or in the form of a dress, the staple always feels fresh.

KEEP IT LOOSE

Loose, airy fabrics in wide-leg trousers and a flouncy blouse will allow you to keep cool without feeling like you’re showing too much skin.

PLAY WITH COLOR

Liven up your look with a colorful, statement-making skirt or pants. Polish off the look with a classic shirt and pair of pumps.

STAY CLASSIC

Make the blue and white striped shirt craze work for the office by pairing with culottes and block heel pumps.