Summer’s Cool Wardrobe Essentials for Every Job

Is boring office attire bringing down your summer vibe? We’ve got some office appropriate (and stylish) summer essentials.

By Helen Ray

Summer is a time for gorgeous weather, vacations, new hair colors and sporting funky trends. But, working in an office during this time of year can be a bummer because of issues like figuring out what summer shoes are work appropriate, how to wear summer trends to work and how to stay warm in over air-conditioned offices. We’ve rounded up some of our favorite office appropriate outfits to inspire outfits for any job—all summer long.

  • Business professional outfitfor those working in Government, Law and any work place that require more conservative looks.

    This cotton top and eyelet full skirt are the perfect combination for any office trendsetter. The monochromatic look is effortlessly stylish while the cotton material and eyelet detail are cooling for the commute. Pair it with this long blazer for a comfortable but professional demeanor. For final touches, pair these chic geometric strappy pumps with minimalist jewelry for an ultimate office look. / Photo courtesy of

  • Chelsea28 Eyelet Cotton Full Skirt / $78. Photo courtesy of

  • A.L.C. 'Clementine' Linen Top / $375. Photo courtesy of

  • Chelsea28 Satin Lapel Fitted Blazer / $98. Photo courtesy of

  • Business CasualMagazine, Advertising or Public Relations

    This sleeve chiffon shirt is perfect for any business casual office. It hits in all the right spots so provides appropriate office coverage, while the loose material hangs off the body for a chic piece that wont hug in humidity. Pair it with a funky printed trouser for a look that is trendsetting and professional. For final touches, try out a block sandal like these Michael Kors ones with a fun metallic heel, its open toe so can let your feet breath but is still appropriate for office wear. / Photo courtesy of

  • Sheer Panel Drape Front Blouse / $72. Photo Courtesy of

  • Adrianna Papell Printed Cropped Slim Fit Trousers / $49.50. Photo courtesy of

  • Michael Kors "City Sandals - Tulia Block Heel" / $450. Photo courtesy of

  • Laid back office or casual Friday.

    Instead of a classic casual go to like jeans and t-shirt, opt for a jumpsuit and gladiators. Youll feel as comfortable as if you were in your favorite pair of jeans, but youll actually be sporting one of the hottest trends of the summer. Even try different variations such as wearing a jumpsuit with heels, oxfords and different accessories so youre getting a multiple uses out of it. / Photo courtesy of

  • Vince Camuto Sleeveless Graphic Speck Print Jumpsuit / $139.00. Photo courtesy of

  • Lafayette 148 New York Pintuck Pleat Open Cardigan / $173.98. Photo courtesy of

  • Fusion Beaded Sandals / $85. Photo courtesy of