Gone are the days when we were of school age and summer was three months of being completely carefree. No schedules, no studying, and outfit decisions were based purely on the weather. I had my favorite pair of cut off jean shorts, a pink tank with a big rainbow on it, and (very) worn out kicks, and swear I wore it every week! In the present life of being a responsible adult, the warmer days and shorter nights do not mean we are on a perpetual vacation. Most of us still get up and get dressed for work Monday thru Friday which can be challenging during the dog days of summer’s heat and humidity. How do you keep cool while still looking stylish and professional, since, the last time I checked, our fave cut offs and pink tanks are frowned upon in the office. Try a few of these outfit ideas and maybe you’ll even get a raise by Labor Day.
Sharpen your Pencil: Much more sophisticated than its flouncy counterpart, the pencil skirt is the perfect choice for the office. With its slim cut and just below- the- knee length, you will stay cool AND be able to show off a little of that tan you worked so hard on over the weekend! Invest in a well constructed one like this style from Theory. Wear it with a crisp blouse tucked in, practical heels and a delicate necklace. This look is the new power suit! You’ll be so excited to wear it that you’ll be asking on Saturday…is it Monday yet???
Dress for Success: I just love dresses for summer! They are light! They are feminine! They are an instant outfit! Just slip it on, apply some Chanel mascara and lipgloss and head out the door! If you have read my blogs before (thank you for that BTW and if not, please go back and do so as you are really missing out!) you know that I am a big fan of the wrap dress. It is seriously so flattering on everyone! Wrap dresses accentuate our waists and the jersey fabric is so comfy you will feel like you are not wearing anything at all! Check out this darling style I found at Bloomies from Diane von Furstenberg! After all, if you are going to wear a wrap, you may as well wear the original!
Get a Leg Up: Pitching an important client? Interviewing for a new position? We all know that if you feel good about yourself, your performance will show it. When you have to really bring it, put some time and effort into your outfit planning and select what is appropriate in your industry or in the position you WANT to have. Feel fabulous in fuchsia? Then choose this pretty pink underpinning from Trina Turk with your suit jacket. Better in blue? Adorn yourself with these hues of the sea accessories. Whatever that look may be for you, wear with it confidence and go for the compliment! Those two things together are what make us Glam & Sassy!
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