Dressing for work is hard enough without the added element of serious summer heat. That’s why today, we’ve called on Anh Sundstrom, the stylish expert behind 9 to 5 Chic, to share her top five tips for dressing for work when it’s all too hot out. If you’ve ever checked out her blog (if not, you definitely should!), you’d know that she’s a pro at infusing cool-girl style into a multitude of looks that are office-ready.
Scroll through for her tips and to see (and shop) her perfect work-to-weekend summer looks!
“When temperatures rise, instinct tells us ‘so should the hemlines,’ but until recently I'd forgotten that a long, tailored skirt with strategically placed slits can have the same, wonderful cooling effect as a shorter hemline.” — Anh Sundstrom of 9 to 5 Chic
Vince Long Sleeve Button Up Tunic ($78) in Optic White
Nicholas Kirkwood Pebbled Leather Point-Toe Loafers ($395) in White
“Don't underestimate a casual cotton tee! Make it feel more polished by tucking it into a skirt or trousers.” — Anh Sundstrom of 9 to 5 Chic
J.Crew Collection Cropped Cotton Linen Trouser ($228) in Classic Ivory
“Shirtdresses are an essential, especially in crisp cotton, for hot summer weather. I love that shirtdresses can be styled in so many different ways: belted, unbelted, buttoned all the way up, or left a little loose.” — Anh Sundstrom of 9 to 5 Chic
T by Alexander Wang Overszied Cotton Poplin Shirtdress ($162) in White
Valentino Rockstud 54mm Semi Oval Cat Eye Sunglasses ($296) in Tortoise Striped Honey
“Denim gets an upgrade in a tailored silhouette like a pencil skirt.” — Anh Sundstrom of 9 to 5 Chic
Madewell Chambray Side-Tie Crop Tee ($35) in Bengali Indigo
Sergio Rossi Suede Godiva Pumps ($615) in Ash Grey
“Black might not come to mind when dressing for a hot summer day, but when I do choose black, I choose lighter fabrics and looser cuts.” — Anh Sundstrom of 9 to 5 Chic
Everlane The Silk Sleeveless Shirt ($60) in Black
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Alexander Wang Lia Cruz Leather Saddle Bag ($825) in Black
Stuart Weitzman Leg Wrap High Dress Sandal ($498) in Black Goosebump Napa
Which of these will you be trying first? Tell us in the comments!