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