Summer Office Style Ideas
Lightweight maxi. Think thin with this. Thick is NEVER good – go for cotton or lightweight material. Don’t go for materials that make you sweat like silk or chiffon. ALTHOUGH – I did purchase an adorable silk maxi (Tibi in photo, cannot find mine online anywhere but it was only $89!) this summer that I am super excited to wear for a special occasion.
NEVER go to work without a sweater, cardigan or light jacket because of potentially freezing conditions from Air Conditioners due to people who sweat. Just keep this in the closet in case. 🙂
Keep an umbrella in your desk & at home.
And always remember to replace it when you remove it for the rain. Totally SUCKS to be caught in the rain when you aren’t wearing cut-off shorts and a tank at the beach with your besties! (So cute, BTW) but for the weekendsssss! Fave umbrella from Soul.
Wear flip flops and get fired – simple as that. NEVER OK (in my opinion). I have seen some dressy thong sandals that are OK to wear possibly? (Depends on how casual your office is… I can wear them at my office for sure, I just don’t).
Even like the “sneakers with really cute dresses” has been HUGE right now. I’m embrace this look constantly because I absolutely LOVE it… (Post to follow).
Generally speaking – plain black sleeveless dresses are a fabulous bet.
Never out of style, no matter the season! These pieces can be moved from season to season quite easily with the right accessories. Think a piece of antique jewelry, light flowing/patterned scarves, sandals and cross-body bags to dress up your plain staple dress.
Dresses – not too short for work! Depends on your outfit and again, how dressy/casual/corporate your office is.
Def check out Zara‘s summer sale going on right now – amazing outfits for work!
Shorts – If you are brave enough to go here and your office allows this – it MUST be styled properly! Cut-offs?! – NONONO! Tailored, with a cuff or pleats are perfect. Black is always OK. Tasteful simple patterns in neutrals are also on point.
Printed Soft Shorts – Working in Fashion?!(sorta…) – LOVING THESE! So comfy – I gotten away with these with a blazer at work. Do this for SURE.
Working in an office with primarily women, I have the pleasure of seeing everyone’s unique and awesome sense of style. Edgy and clean, simple and crisp, easy yet detailed, intricate and planned perfection. The stylists and buyers that come into our showroom are my favorite thing about my new position. Even people watching in Soho – some people can literally make the most random pieces pulled together so freakin’ chic.
Sidenote: BLOWDRYING your hair is basically a waste of time in the humid city of New York. Easy hair tutorials to come in future posts. Look for them soon!
Summer is a great time to experiment with your wardrobe and try some new trends out so go get it girrrrrrrrrl.