31 Easy Ways to Look Polished and Practical at the Office This Summer
On the days when your wardrobe — or willpower — are no match for the sticky Summer heat, we're here to help. Enlisting street style pros and fashion insiders, we've curated 31 no-fail outfits for any office. With shirtdresses, breezy pajama pants and culottes, and pretty, full skirts, beating the heat and staying work appropriate are never mutually exclusive. Scroll for a month's worth of outfit ideas so you'll never be stuck sweating and wondering: what can I possibly wear to work when it's 85 degrees out?
Florals will brighten up your work space on a pretty full skirt.
Nail office polish with a study in colorblocking and (breathable!) Summer pleats.
We can't get enough of this cool, confident style pro and her perfect-fit day dress.
Caroline Issa's breezy dress could go right to the boardroom with a slick white blazer.
Update your office basics with summery lace-up heels — and leave those worn-out pumps at home.
A feminine white sundress gets a dose of menswear-inspired cool via these loafer-like flats. Perfect for a casual office.
We're all about a great graphic print and a pair of contrasting heels.
Update the classics with a printed skirt and strappy heels.
Head-to-toe white is the way to go once the temperatures start to rise.
Give "pajama pants" an office-worthy makeover with a sleek blazer up top.
Trade formfitting trousers for a pair of culottes, and you'll be comfy — but look sophisticated — all season.
Give black and white a summery spin with lightweight fabrics, then top it all off with a blazer and posh footwear for a look that's so boss.
This asymmetrical skirt paired with a soft button-down is ideal for Summer.
The right way to wear the Summer dress to work — just cover up those shoulders with a blazer or a button-down layered right under.
Belt a chic button-up or blazer over laid-back bottoms to make them feel more office friendly.
Make a maxi work for your 9-to-5 with polished footwear, not your weekend wedges.
Pair a trench coat with cropped cargo pants for an effortlessly chic look.
Bring your Summer LBD to work with a pair of sophisticated sandals.
Rework the pencil-skirt-and-blouse routine with a bold-printed bottom, then turn up the statement power with heels that enhance its color story.
These pinstripes are one part business woman, one part fashionista.
Throw a sleeveless blazer or trench over a day dress to give it new life at the office.
We love this pretty floral print that's perfect for Summer.
Update your shift dresses with an outfit-making vest, a la Olivia Palermo.
When less is more — stick to a minimalist palette and crisp silhouettes.
Nina Garcia proved great fashion doesn't have to be complicated — just add a summery top to your favorite trousers.
Shirtdresses are among our favorite office essentials come Summer — as polished as they are breezy.
The alternative to a blazer? Add a cool zip-up to balance a flash of leg.
We love how a classic button down perfectly complements a miniskirt.
Make your favorite T-shirt work-appropriate by tucking it into a pair of culottes or a high-waisted skirt. Need to polish it off? Just add a blazer.
Stand out with a printed miniskirt and bold colors.