With temps rising and summer drawing ever closer (hurrah!), it’s time to think about our summer work wardrobe. We all know getting dressed for the office during the hottest days of the year can prove to be quite the challenge—especially depending on your office dress code. Striking the right balance between professional, stylish, and adaptable to all climates (i.e., suitable for sweltering commutes and freezing cold offices) is not always an easy feat.
To guide you through the tricky rules of summer workwear, we’ve rounded up the effortless and polished pieces you need to create a stylish summer work wardrobe. Think a relaxed white button-down, loose pieces like flowing wide-leg or cropped pants, a pastel or white blazer over a floral or bright dress, a midi-skirt, a shirtdress, and a crisp pair of well-fitting white pants. And remember, although it might be sweltering out, denim shorts, tank tops, and short sundresses don’t exactly appropriate for the office. You’ll want to keep your outfit refined while still looking relaxed. So infuse some summertime lightness into your work wardrobe with our roundup of must-have pieces for the season ahead.
An effortless shirtdress is work-perfect for the warmer months.
Available in sizes 2 to 10.
Just add a white blazer and kitten heels for a chic summer office outfit.
Available in sizes 2 and 4.
Opt for a pop of color in the summer months. Plus, we love the button details. So sophisticated.
Available in sizes 2 to 8.
Shirts and Blouses
You can never go wrong with a white button-down in summer.
Available in sizes XXS to XXL.
Charming yet professional.
Available in sizes 0 to 14.
A flirty ruffle in a sleeveless silhouette is ideal for transitioning from day to night.
Available in sizes 2 to 12.
Stripes for summer? You bet!
Available in sizes XS to XXL.
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A wrap silhouette works with everything from a simple tee to a billowy blouse.
Available in sizes 34 to 42.
Classic and sophisticated.
Available in sizes 36 and 38.
A midi skirt will be your summer staple. Add a structured blazer to contrast the pleated silhouette.
Available in XL.
Buh-bye, black pants.
Available in XXS to L.
Checks are officially here to stay.
Available in sizes X to 4X.
A well-fitting pair of white pants will be your summer savior.
Available in sizes 4 to 18.
Just add a sophisticated pair of colored kitten heel mules.
Available in sizes 0 to 10.
A white blazer will add instant elegance to every outfit.
Available in sizes 00 to 12.
Layer a short-sleeved structured jacket over a breezy shell or camisole.
Available in sizes XXS to M.
You’ll be glad to have this on hand when the office is frigid.
Available in sizes XS to L.
A pastel hue exudes summer.
Available in sizes 0 to 12.
Two words: Utterly chic.
Available in sizes 35 to 41.
Perfect for running to meetings around the city. And they transition seamlessly to night.
Available in sizes 4.5 to 11.5.
Wear with everything from cropped silk pants to midi skirts.
Available in sizes 35 to 41.
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Available in sizes 35 to 42.
A stylish handbag makes an outfit.
Swap your black handbag for an elegant white.
Up next, easy office essentials to beat the heat.