The extra heat is here and the place where you will be affected the most is your office. The meetings and the dealings could all get ruined if heat plays its magic over you. So it is high time you fit into your summer business attire in order to keep yourself cool.
The formality of office attire often diminishes as temperatures rise. Every workplace is different and some are a lot more relaxed than others but don’t be fooled into thinking that no one will judge your appearance. Be sure you’re comfortable with the message your clothes are sending.
For women, the more skin you show, the less influence you have. Do you really want to work harder to earn the respect of your co-workers and boss?
Here are some tips on what to use in your Summer Business Attire:
Short Pencil Skirt
You can either wear a knee length pencil skirt or one above the knees. A short pencil skirt with a little cut at the back is one perfect summer business attire. Firstly it is open, and second it keeps your legs uncovered so you don’t really feel the heat.
Pencil skirt can be matched up easily with shirts, blouses, jackets, high–waisted belts, and mixed with different kind of shoes. Depending on the style you like, pencil skirt can give you that classic Hollywood look, but also a bit more edgy and modern appeal.
Pencil skirt is a must have for every wardrobe because the best part is that it goes with all kinds of tops and always gives a formal look.
A sleeveless shirt which will keep your arms exposed and so it is a good way to remain cool. And with shirt it means shirt and not t-shirt. It could be one with full buttons or just two to three buttons on the top with a collar. A sleeveless shirt can be worn with both skirts and trousers.
Long Skirt with cut at the Sides
You might think wearing a long skirt to work during summer may be a bad idea. The skirt may be long but with cut at the sides will allow the air to pass in and out thus keeping you cool. Also the cut will allow you to walk freely and will not make you feel fitted within the skirt.
Another, summer business attire is to wear a coat till your knees. The coat might be too thick for the hot weather, but if it is worn like an outfit and not over something than you will not feel hot. Along with that, stockings will do great with the coat. Moreover, there are coats available in thin materials and if you go searching around the market you will surely come across one. The coat can also be worn during winter as a cover.
As we all know that light colors reflect light and heat. And the lightest color, which is white, will surely keep the heat away from your body. With white you can wear all kinds of outfit regardless of the fact if they cover your entire body or not. White trousers with white full sleeves shirt or white long skirt with white top will look formal as well as help in killing the summer heat. So you should add a few white bottoms and tops for your summer business attire.
Black Short Dress
Black is the ultimate classic color and the easiest to work with, and if you can wear it well, you can’t go wrong. However, black doesn’t suit everyone. For example, it can drain pale skin tones or it can simply make some people feel too somber and dour. However, this doesn’t mean you should avoid little black dresses.
Black is always considered formal. The color black goes with every occasion and it also gives a professional touch if worn to work. Though black color traps a lot of heat but if the dress is short and the material is cotton or netted than you will not feel hot. So no matter what short style the dress will be of, the color black will always make it look formal.
If black doesn’t suit you, be sure to keep the dress as far from your face as possible (such as using a plunging or deeply rounded neckline and straps instead of sleeves). That way, it won’t drain the color from your face but you can still benefit from the elegance, simplicity, and backdrop of wearing black.
Extras to add to your Summer Business Attire
Along with the outfit, your accessories also define you. For summer, where small pendants, thin bracelets, one or two rings and don’t forget the sunglasses.
For your feet
During summer it is best that you avoid tight and fitted shoes. Instead go for sandals which do not cover your feet completely and keeps your feet cool. Avoid wearing slippers as they don’t give a very good look to your whole attire.