How to Dress Appropriately for Work When It's Really Hot Out

We've all been there—it's scorching outside, and all you can think about is how much you don't want to step foot in your blazer or long-sleeved blouse. With a little creativity and some essential key pieces, the struggle of overheating in the office this summer can be completely avoided (or at least alleviated). There are a few tricks we have for you that will allow you to stay looking office-appropriate while also dressing in a way that embraces summer to its fullest.

Keep reading to see our tips on how to dress for work when it's really hot out! 

The Piece: Sandals

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When the thought of slipping into a pair of closed-toed shoes makes you cringe, make a pair of sandals look more elevated by pairing them with a blazer and longer dress. A block-heel sandal in particular adds an element of polish to the overall look. 

The Piece: A Short Dress

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When wanting to pull off a shorter hemline, be sure to pair it with block heels as opposed to a stiletto to minimize the lengthy leg effect. 

The Piece: A Tank Top

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Pairing a tank top with wide-leg pants and closed-toe pumps brings attention away from your exposed arms and toward your lengthened silhouette. 

The Piece: Slit Skirt

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If a longer hemline is unavoidable in your particular office environment, try to find a skirt with a slit in it to allow for some breezy airflow. 

The Piece: A T-Shirt

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Dress up a lightweight cotton T-shirt with a structured pencil skirt and sleek flats. The tailored look of the skirt will instantly dress up any classic tee. 

The Piece: A Jumpsuit

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A jumpsuit is a great option for a hot summer workday, as long as it is structured in shape and not flimsy in material. Whether it's short-sleeved or sleeveless, a one-piece wonder like this reads professional without a doubt. 

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