Not having a work uniform can be both a blessing and curse. While it is nice to be able to freely express your personality through your own style choices, it can also be a bit overwhelming to put together stylish ensembles that are both chic and abide by your job's dress code. Hot weather during the summer can add another hurdle for those of us who are trying to stay both cool and professionally appropriate. We've put together some business chic outfits together that are perfect for summer and will have your coworkers complimenting you all day! So don't worry about the rising temperature, we're not going to let the heat cramp your style.
Summer is the perfect season to add some color to your wardrobe. This orange dress adds a fresh twist to the typical office style dress with it's bold but elegant color. For accessories we went with fun floral-esque warm toned earrings and simple gold bracelet to compliment the warm color of the orange dress. Going along with our gold theme, we added a gold peep toe kitten heel embellished with rhinestones to add some dimension to the outfit since the dress has a simple silhouette and solid color. Kitten heels are great to wear for work because they can make an outfit look more formal but have the comfort of a casual shoe. We chose a neutral colored lipstick and handbag in order to let the orange and gold tones stand out. Spritz some citrus scented perfume to reflect the overall fresh appearance.
Wearing pants during the summer doesn't have to be unbearable. A relaxed fitting pair of pants is a good way to keep yourself cool and covered this season. To balance out this laid back silhouette we went with a more form fitted top that has a higher neck to add some cover. What we love about this outfit is that it is a mix of both modern trends and timeless pieces. This ensemble is perfect for the career woman who is always on the move at work, which is why we chose these comfortable classic ballet flats with an adorable bow. These ballet flats are both elegant and feminine; and won't have your feet aching by the end of the day.
Bring resort vibes to the office with a tropical print skirt! We chose a simple black top to match the black in the skirt and went with a pop of color for the earrings to brighten the look. For this vacation meets the office outfit, a strappy black sandal kitten heel makes the perfect partner. This heel is both fun and classy, and can keep you on the move all day long in comfort and style.