Now that workplaces are starting to open up again, it’s time to get back into the swing of things. Figuring out a stylish “back-to-work” outfit when it’s sweltering out is hard enough. Of course, you’ll want to be comfortable during your transit, try not to freeze under the AC while sitting at your desk, and steer clear of the HR rep scoffing at a skirt choice.
To navigate the tricky rules of summer workwear, get inspired by these stylish, office-appropriate outfit ideas ahead.
MIX FEMININE WITH EDGE
Plaid pants are great for transitional weather days―and to bring a tough of edge to an otherwise casual flat knit top.
MAKE KIMONO THE WHOLE LOOK
The right kimono can moonlight as the perfect office cover-up. Pair it with heels for a chic office look!
LEAN INTO MENSWEAR
Don’t just stop at the button-down shirt. When worn with the right pair of trousers, this look is timeless and effortless.
Who says you need to shy away from color and fun prints at the office? Go bold in this coral floral printed dress
A neutral dress for the office is never a bad idea. Pair this easy breezy piece with heels and you’re meeting-ready anytime!
TRY A FUN PRINT
This season calls for some geometric retro prints in saturated pieces that will stave off the “boring” office vibe.
TURN TO A SKIRT
A neutral pleated skirt acts as the ultimate blank canvas to build an endless amount of work-ready summer outfits.
Masks will still be an office requirement for some time, so you might as well find one that matches most of your outfits.
There’s something about a white billowy top that feels instantly elevated―and properly summery.
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, these are a bunch of polished staples 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).