How to Dress Appropriately for Work When It's Really Hot

We've all been there—it's scorching outside, and all you can think about is how much you don't want to step foot in your blazer or long-sleeved blouse. With a little creativity and some essential key pieces, the struggle of overheating in the office this summer can be completely avoided (or at least alleviated). There are a few tricks we have for you that will allow you to stay looking office-appropriate while also dressing in a way that embraces summer to its fullest.

Keep reading to see our tips on how to dress for work when it's really hot out.

The Piece: Sandals

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It's obvious, but when the thought of slipping into a pair of closed-toed shoes makes you cringe, just opt for a simple pair of sandals. They don't have to spell out "beach"—elevate with a blazer and a smart dress. 

The Piece: A Short Dress

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When wanting to pull off a shorter hemline, be sure to pair it with block heels as opposed to a stiletto to minimise the "night-out' look.

The Piece: A Tank Top

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A slinky tank top is just the ticket for billowing wide-leg trousers. Cinch with a belt and add sleek leather accessories.

The Piece: Slit Skirt

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If a longer hemline is a requirement in your office environment, try to find a skirt with a slit—you'll just feel a little bit less encased in fabric.

The Piece: A T-Shirt

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Dress up a lightweight cotton T-shirt with a structured pencil skirt and plain flats. The tailored look of the skirt will instantly dress up any classic tee. 

The Piece: A Jumpsuit

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A lightweight jumpsuit is a great option for a hot, summer's day—keep it tailored for extra brownie points in your workplace.

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