Summer Work Outfit & Style Tips
What To Wear To Work -- Office Outfit Tips
It's that time of the year again - it's getting impossible to get dressed and go to work in the morning. Summer is the most tricky of all the seasons to get the office outfit right. The office can be really chilly when outside is actually burning hot. Especially when you live in the city and have to take public transportation to work. For example here in NYC, you never know if the station is boiling or freezing. The wall street guys have all my respect as they rush down the street in full-on suits and ties when it's 100 degrees outside. And also, you can NEVER grasp when your boss is going to turn the AC to the max and you start to regret not bringing your puffer jacket.
Here I have a few tips for your summer work outfit ideas.
Layer Your Outfits
Some people may think it's crazy to layer in the summer, but more layers actually give you more control when the environment varies. For this office look I put together here, I wore a cami underneath my shirt. Therefore, I can easily unbutton my shirt or even take it off when I'm out of the office. And when I'm working, the extra layer also helps me to keep warm. The key here is to give yourself multiple choices so you can stay comfortable.
Always Go For Natural Materials
Natural materials like silk, cotton, and linen are more breathable which is very versatile in the summer days. Summer clothes often touch the skin directly and also absorb the sweat during the day. If the material is not comfortable, you will feel even hotter and may become smelly. In my experience, good material always worth the extra few bucks. For example, my hot pink button-up shirt is 100% silk and my tailored trousers are 100% cotton. I know these materials can crease easily so I make sure I have a steamer on hand - I got a portable one so I can bring it with me when I'm traveling.
Definitely try some bright colors! But try not to wear more than three colors in one outfit. I like to pair one or two neutral colors with one brighter color so my look is interesting but not too much. If you sweat a lot in the summer, stay clear to bright colors. Dark colors like navy, burgundy, and black or light colors like white won't show wet stains that badly. If you are not sure if it shows sweat, spray some water to test it out. But you can definitely add bright colors to your accessories!
Wear Lower Heels
Don't know about you, I have to put in extra effort to walk in high heels and often end up sweaty. My advice is to invest in a pair of kitten heel slingbacks this summer. You can walk in them effortlessly and look polished with any work outfit.
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