Everything You Need to Create a Stylish Summer Work Wardrobe

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.

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