Summer business attire: not the easiest thing to master, truth be told. Also probably the last thing you want to think about when everyone else seems to be on vacation (according to Instagram, at least). But alas, you probably have to go to work on those days between the beach days, and you're going to need the proper attire to ensure that you look professional but aren't going to sweat the moment you step outside for your lunch break.
Accordingly, we found a bunch of stylish, polished outfits that will keep you cool and comfortable Monday through Friday all summer long. Not only that, but they're also perfect for post-work happy hour (essential on long summer days). So to make your summer work outfit planning a lot easier, read on to discover eight new summer work outfit ideas and to shop pieces you'll wear to the office on repeat this season.
White shoes add a summery feel to your favorite office midi dress. Then add a sleek tote for your laptop.
For a relaxed take on the suit, try summery hues like a pale blue or burnt orange. Add a T-shirt and contrasting loafers to finish off the ensemble.
There's no combination more classic than a button-down and below-the-knee skirt. Give it a seasonal twist by choosing a skirt with playful ruffles.
Available in sizes XXS to XL.
A sleek robe coat instantly dresses up your favorite jeans and tee.
While lace might at first seem a bit fussy for the office, it's perfectly cool when styled with simple sandals and a basket bag.
White pants and flat sandals are two summer staples. Look for elevated takes on both and pair them together.
On those days when dressing up is totally necessary, make sure to stick to cool materials like cotton and linen.
Allyson is a senior editor for Who What Wear. She joined the company in 2014 as co-founder Katherine Power's executive assistant and over the years has written hundreds of stories for Who What Wear. Prior to her career in fashion, Allyson worked in the entertainment industry at companies such as Sony Pictures Television. Allyson is now based in Raleigh, North Carolina, and is originally from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She holds a BFA in theater. Her path to fashion may not have been linear, but based on the number of fashion magazines she collected as a child and young adult, it was meant to be.
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