Summertime, you really make things challenging. First, you make me not want to wear clothing. Second, the clothing you do make me want to wear requires customized undergarments. Third, everything remotely professional seems too heavy to wear when it’s 105 outside. What is a girl to do? Maybe move to Montana. Or invest in some well-tailored work separates that make you feel put together and cool (both definitions).
- A high-waisted skirt. The one I have here has an a-line shape that is actually breezier than a straight-forward pencil skirt.
- A white tank. You will see that in the next few posts, I wear this tank A LOT. That’s because it’s versatile as heck. Here it’s tucked in and gives a summery polish.
- Pale neutrals. I like the navy print on this skirt because it’s easy to wear with lighter colors. Though I have been known to wear black in summer, there’s something about the crispness of white that really makes me happy. This handbag is a great neutral green, too.
- A light summer blazer. I am not wearing one here because I am outside and not completely insane, but for work, this outfit would look brilliant topped off with this little baby here:
So here are some ideas for your summery business-casual needs. If you want more, check out my Career Sort, Shop, and Style service!
July 27, 2011