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Dress for Success: Summer Meets the Office

Published: 6/21/2013

Sun’s out and the water is clear, but you’ll probably be spending most of your time in the office this summer. We get it. Whether it’s the crowded commute or a malfunctioning AC, working the next few months is one thing – hot. We know how important it is to dress professionally yet comfortably and, we hope, stylishly, so we’ve rounded up some must-have summer staples that are guaranteed to rock the office!

The White Blazer

Francesca's, $48

We can’t rave about this work-friendly wonder enough – it’s light enough for the heat of the day and a bright alternative to your go-to black blazer. A smart fashion move is to throw this blanc blazer over a dress that might be a little too revealing on its own. The white matches pretty much any color or pattern in your closet, so the possibilities are endless. Style Hint: Try bright statement earring studs to finish the look.

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The Shift Dress

Ann Taylor, $89.50

The effortless fit of the shift dress allows you to be comfortable and focus on your job – always a good thing! These dresses can be silky and loose, and they can also be shapely. Look for bright summer colors (think pink, blue, orange, etc.), and add wedges to dress up the outfit. Add a fun bracelet, and you’re good to go!

The Jogger Pants

Forever 21, $19.80

Maybe you’ve never tried these fantastically chic and comfortable pants, but get some while they’re hot! The material is loose and comfortable, and nothing – seriously, nothing – beats the elastic waist for long hours of sitting at your desk. Get them in a cool pattern and pair them with a solid color top. Slip into your fiercest wedges and some gold jewelry to complete the outfit.

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The Silky Blouse

Forever 21, $19.80

A light and breezy, beautifully silky top to pair with pants and wedges is perfect summer office wear. The material is instantly dressy, which means less effort for you – we’re all about that!

The Floaty Skirt

Top Shop, $70

On a hot summer day, the last thing you want is to be squeezed into a tight pencil skirt. Luckily, you don’t have to be. Try an A-line skirt for a breathable fit; you’ll look professional and be able to move! Go for a waistline that hits above your belly button around your natural waist and tuck in your top for a flattering, feminine style.

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