I was having a conversation with a girlfriend a couple weeks ago about how challenging it can be to dress for work during the summer. I work in a business casual office, which is typically more business than it is casual, but sometimes traditional workwear can be too stuffy (and HOT) to wear in the warmer weather. In the fall/winter, I find it pretty easy to mix casual pieces in with business staples to make chic (and comfy) looks for work, but in the summer I have to get a little more creative with dressing up pieces that are typically meant for “dressing down.”
This look, a classic, knee-length pencil and a casual linen tee, has been one of my favorites lately. Paired with a nautical belt and some (very summery) kitten heels, it’s kind of a fab combo.
A couple days after wearing this I got an email from J.Crew (I swear they’re spying on me – tapping my phone – reading my thoughts) that featured a few more adorable ways to make a business-y pencil skirt more “weekend” appropriate. And now I’m hooked.
What’s your go-to outfit for summer work wear?