Summer Style At The Office
Last week was the first heatwave of the summer on the East Coast. While I don’t mind a few days of hazy summer weather when I’m down the shore or on vacation, it can be a nightmare trying to get to work when it’s already 85 degrees out at 8 am. Sweating before you get to work is not cute.
FYI, these suggestions are all based on business casual work environments.
- Stick to dresses (maybe even a maxi dress on casual Fridays) or skirts and cute sandals or wedges. Pumps- whether open or closed toe- can make your feet sweat a lot. If it’s really hot, wear flip flops or flats until you get to the office, then change into your work shoes.
- Be prepared for anything by keeping a light sweater or blazer in your office, just in case you have a surprise client visit or the AC is especially cold that day.
- It’s a little more difficult for men to dress for the extreme heat because, well, the only other thing to wear would be shorts. Since many offices might not allow that, try to dress as lightly as possible. Nice pants and a work-appropriate shirt with the sleeves rolled up should help.
- I’m also a sucker for boat shoes, so I’m going to recommend a pair of those to finish off your look.