Style Guide: Conquering Summer Business Attire

Dressing for the job may be a challenge enough, now add in hot weather. Maintaing a professional look while remaining cool is a difficult balance. Here are some tips and outfit inspiration to help you dress for that summer internship. 

 

A loose look is one of my favorite go-to styles. Not only is it comfortable but you look chic and can remain cool. Ditch your tight fitting button down and opt for a loose dress shirt alternative. Choose your fabrics wisely, cotton and linen based fabrics are best for remaining cool. 

 

Cigarette pants are chic and comfortable. Pair it with a button down, tote bag and a statement flat and you have a simple professional look!

If you're anyting like me, you don't always feel like putting on pants. Break out your peasant skirt and pair it with a bootie and a loose top. Add a lightweight blazer or trench for added business flair. Oh - and don't forget the watch!

Combat the heat with lighter colors. Be bold and go monochromatic! Choose a simple patterned statement pant and pair it with a silk tank. Flats, booties or heels can work with this outfit. 

Having a summer business dress on hand is always a good idea. It's a quick pick for those late mornings. Try a pattern or a solid color, add a bun, jewels and a pump and you're out the door! No better way to stay cool in the summer than in a loose, fun dress!