Let’s be honest, crafting summer work styles in the sweltering heat can be rough. After all, it’s hard to look cute when you appear drenched in a downpour of your own sweat.
Sure, it sounds dramatic – but sometimes I truly feel like I’m living in a tropical rain forest.
Global warming gives us scorching hot summers with humidity so high – at times I feel like I’m on the brink of an asthma attack…and I don’t even have asthma. (Cute, right?)
As suffocating and hardcore as it is, summer weather definitely makes it increasingly more challenging to pick out an outfit in the morning that is both functional and professional. Some days, it’s so hot that I feel like wearing nothing but a bathing suit and coverup with a portable fan. Of course, that’s not entirely realistic…so I have had to make concessions in other areas to maintain somewhat professional attire that’s at least bearable in the heat.
When it comes to finding summer work styles, I stick to this rule of thumb:
Wear light, breathable clothes…that move.
Summer Work Styles: What to Wear
No doubt, the daily chore of getting dressed for work in the summer can be quite the challenge.
So how exactly does one dress for high heat and humidity…while looking somewhat professional and cute?
Very lightly. Ditching the heavy cottons in savory of slinky fabrics that are lightweight and loose-fitting is the only way I survive. Probably the most oppressive factor of summer weather is feeling like your clothes become a second skin, so I look to find pieces that breathe.
Go for Shorts
Surprise: I’m also a big fan of shorts in the workplace!
It may sound strange, but when done right…shorts can make for some pretty polished summer work styles. Pair a classic pair of white shorts with a jacket or blazer over a loose blouse – and you’re set. Just beware, when I say shorts – I don’t mean your Daisy Dukes. No one wants to see you turning up to work in hot pants. Think professionally and responsibly when going this route.
What’s Your Summer Work Style Must-Have?
Thank you so much for reading!
While you’re here – please take a second to let me know in a comment what YOUR summer outfit must-have is for work. Are you a sundress or capris kind of gal?
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Stay stylish and chase your dreams!