It’s crazy-hot out here in L.A., which means our working wardrobes require some welcome warm-weather updates stat. On this matter, I can readily oblige. This may come as a surprise, but if there’s one destination I love to dress for, it’s the office. There’s something about putting together an outfit every morning that is equal parts polished, trendy, cool, and work-appropriate that I take utmost pleasure in, and for over three years, I’ve been sharing the very best workwear outfits and ideas for every season. Today I’m talking summer workwear and how to tackle the tricky task of looking chic in the heat. Whether you work for a law firm or at a creative agency, below, I’m sharing cool outfit ideas that will have you actually looking forward to getting dressed for work this summer.
Skip the black and gray dresses, and opt for a summery floral print instead. A midi-length pick with short or long sleeves makes for an ideal work-appropriate look, especially when worn with sleek low heels.
Linen is the perfect fabric to wear during summer in the city—it's cooling, lightweight, breathable, and looks très chic. Try a linen midi dress or linen separates cinched at the waist to pull the look together. Sleek minimalist sandals in a nude hue are the perfect finishing touch.
Shorts to the office? It can be done! Opt for slightly longer tailored shorts with a matching blazer, a silky camisole and minimalist jewelry. For a cool-girl look, add sleek sporty sandals—perfect for creative office environments.