Let’s face it, It’s difficult to find outfits that are stylish and work-appropriate during the warm summer season. Skip the long-sleeve button-ups and wool dress pants in favor of some cooler threads.

Printed Dress and Belt

Keep it simple with a printed sheath or wrap dress that ends just above the knee. Keep cool by cuffing the sleeves. Show off your feminine figure by cinching your waist with a belt. For a professional look, sport a pair of neutral heels.

Blouse and Linen Pants

Create a semi-casual look with a 70s twist by sporting a pair of comfy denim flares or summer-weight linen dress pants. Tuck in a lightweight, sleeveless blouse with ruffled detailing in the front. This look helps to elongate your body, while keeping you cool.

T-Shirt and Midi-Skirt

Cotton t-shirts can be cool and comfortable during the summer, but not always work-friendly. You can easily make a basic white tee office-appropriate by tucking it into a mid-length skirt. Accessorize with a pair of classic heels, a cute handbag, and a few key pieces of jewelry.

Shirt dress and Heels

The versatility of the shirt dress makes it perfect for home or work. Opt for a solid colored shirt dress that hits mid-calf. Pair your tailored shirt dress with a stylish pair of heels or sandals.

Button-Down and Smart Shorts

Short-sleeve or sleeveless button-downs are a go-to work staple for many women. If you’re looking to keep with tradition, pair your button-down with a pair of stylish smart shorts. Be sure that your shorts are well-tailored with a long inseam.

Don’t spend your summer sweating it out at work. Stay cool, comfortable and stylish by choosing work-appropriate outfits that are loose-fitting and lightweight. Experiment with different pieces in your current wardrobe, or shop the season’s latest professional styles.