Shop 20 Pieces To Shape Your Summer Work Wardrobe

Though you wish you could spend every summer’s day at the beach, chances are you’ve got to clock in at your 9-to-5—no matter how glorious the weather! But just how do you stay cool while looking polished enough for that promotion? Don’t sweat: we’ve rounded up 20 stylish essentials—think: lightweight fabrics, splashy hues, and relaxed silhouettes—to help you beat the heat at the office.

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    Click through our slideshow to shop everything you need for your work wardrobe this summer.

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    PHOTO: Imax Tree

    Caroline Issa, Tank Magazine Fashion Director

    Wearing: Freda dress; LK Bennett bag and shoes.

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    Embrace tailored silhouettes in punchy, summery hues, such as Zara’s Cropped Jacquard Pattern Trousers ($60) in Raspberry.

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    Avoid heavy wool dresses, which tend to be heat traps, and choose one in breathable cotton like Theory’s Geniada Stretch Cotton Dress ($295) in White.

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    Street Style

    Similar Essentials: ASOS Shirt With Wing Tip Collar And Pintuck Bib ($42); ASOS Midi Skirt In Floral Jewel Print ($76).

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    Florals are always a summer-appropriate print. Try J.Crew’s Neon Floral Jacquard Skirt ($358) in Day Glo Green with a lightweight sweater.

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    A fluid button-down keeps you cool, and we like the red accents on Sea’s Colour-Block Silk Blouse ($377) in Navy Blue.

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    The low heels on Loeffler Randall’s Tamsin Classic Pumps ($375) in Black/Jade Printed Water Snake are easy on your feet.

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    Blair Eadie

    Blog: Atlantic-Pacific

     

    Wearing: Haute Hippie Extra Long Blazer Dress ($645); Celine purse; Alexander Wang Bianca Cutout Parrotfish Pumps ($428); Karen Walker Super Duper Strength Sunglasses ($280).

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    Treat Madewell’s Tux Vest ($138) in Pearl Ivory like you would a blazer, and layer it over everything from tissue-thin sweaters to crisp button-downs.

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    Need to add a touch of edge to your workwear? Show off Derek Lam’s Meryl Leather Wedge Ankle Boots ($875) in Black with cropped trousers.

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    Kate Spade New York’s color-blocked Rosina Dress ($448) in Baja Rose/Light Crocus/Maraschino is an easy get-up-and-go outfit for the office.

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    Experiment with a cool clash by teaming Equipment’s Reagan Striped Blouse ($158) in Venice Stripe Print with a floral pencil skirt.

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    Yan Yan Chan

    Blog: Parfasseux

     

    Wearing: Vintage blouse; Holic pants; Tony Bianco shoes.

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    Incorporate shorts into your workwear by styling them with a tucked-in blouse and pointy-toe shoes. Reiss’ Rosie Geo Print Silk Shorts ($180) in Grey do the trick!

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    Two reasons why T by Alexander Wang’s Boxy Blazer ($326) in Black and Fiji is a must? The jacket’s unlined, so it’s not too heavy, and its boxy fit gives you some breathing room.

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    If you subscribe to the “glasses make you look smarter” theory, slip on Steven Alan’s Malcolm Opticals ($195) in Dark Tortoise for a librarian chic look.

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    Reece Hudson’s stylish Siren Lady Bag ($825) in White + Black is no briefcase, but its multiple compartments hold all your work essentials.

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    Keep a light layer on hand to wear in your air-conditioned office, like Maison Scotch’s Boucle Blazer ($314) in Blue.

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    Joseph’s Washed Silk Wide Leg Trousers ($595) in Off White Washed Silk smack of laid-back sophistication. Balance the pants’ voluminous proportions with a fitted top.

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    Gianvito Rossi’s Ankle Strap Sandals ($269) in Lemon brighten your ensemble--and they transition easily to after-hours cocktails.

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    Camille Charrière

    Blog: Camille Over The Rainbow

     

    Wearing: Carin Wester blazer; Zara top and shorts; Sophie Hulme Structured Tote Bag ($834); Stella McCartney Closed-Toe Slip-Ons ($284); ASOS Adjustable Pack of Three Plain Band Rings ($14).

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    Complement the ladylike vibe of Alice by Alice Temperley’s Kyoto Pleated Crepe Dress ($495) in Emerald Crepe with a gold accents.

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    Create a figure-flattering silhouette by pairing Diane Von Furstenberg’s high-waisted Flote Intarsia Stretch-Knit Mini Skirt ($275) with a tucked-in silky shell.

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    You need a bag that means business. Coach’s Legacy Haley Satchel With Strap In Leather ($398) in Brass/Cognac is stylish and ultra-professional.

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    Opt for simple, unfussy jewelry to accessorize your look. We suggest Ann Taylor’s Delicate Pave Link Long Necklace ($48) in Gold.

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Midi Skirt In Floral Jewel Print

Midi Skirt In Floral Jewel Print

ASOS, $76
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Shirt With Wing Tip Collar And Pintuck Bib

Shirt With Wing Tip Collar And Pintuck Bib

ASOS, $42
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Adjustable Pack of Three Plain Band Rings

Adjustable Pack of Three Plain Band Rings

ASOS, $14
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Closed-Toe Slip-Ons

Closed-Toe Slip-Ons

Stella McCartney, $284
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Structured Tote Bag

Structured Tote Bag

Sophie Hulme, $834
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Super Duper Strength Sunglasses

Super Duper Strength Sunglasses

Karen Walker, $280
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Bianca Cutout Parrotfish Pumps

Bianca Cutout Parrotfish Pumps

Alexander Wang, $428
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Rosina Dress

Rosina Dress

Kate Spade New York, $448
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Flote Intarsia Stretch-Knit Mini Skirt

Flote Intarsia Stretch-Knit Mini Skirt

Diane von Furstenberg, $275
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Colour-Block Silk Blouse

Colour-Block Silk Blouse

Sea, $377
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Siren Lady Bag

Siren Lady Bag

Reece Hudson, $825
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Washed Silk Wide Leg Trousers

Washed Silk Wide Leg Trousers

Joseph, $595
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Ankle Strap Sandals

Ankle Strap Sandals

Gianvito Rossi, $269
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Malcolm Opticals

Malcolm Opticals

Steven Alan, $195
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Cropped Jacquard Pattern Trousers

Cropped Jacquard Pattern Trousers

Zara, $60
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Meryl Leather Wedge Ankle Boots

Meryl Leather Wedge Ankle Boots

Derek Lam, $875
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Delicate Pave Link Long Necklace

Delicate Pave Link Long Necklace

Ann Taylor, $48
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Boucle Blazer

Boucle Blazer

Maison Scotch, $314
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Geniada Stretch Cotton Dress

Geniada Stretch Cotton Dress

Theory, $295
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Rosie Geo Print Silk Shorts

Rosie Geo Print Silk Shorts

Reiss, $180
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Reagan Striped Blouse

Reagan Striped Blouse

Equipment, $158
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Tux Vest

Tux Vest

Madewell, $138
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Tamsin Classic Pumps

Tamsin Classic Pumps

Loeffler Randall, $375
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Boxy Blazer

Boxy Blazer

T by Alexander Wang, $326
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Collection Neon Floral Jacquard Skirt

Collection Neon Floral Jacquard Skirt

J.Crew, $358
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Legacy Haley Satchel With Strap In Leather

Legacy Haley Satchel With Strap In Leather

Coach, $398
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Kyoto Pleated Crepe Dress

Kyoto Pleated Crepe Dress

Alice by Alice Temperley, $495
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