A Guide to the Perfect Summer Work Wardrobe

It’s important to dress appropriately for the office no matter the season. However,  in the hot summer weather, finding the right work clothes can be tricky because you want to look professional but also stay cool and comfortable all day long. In this article, we’ll discuss how to choose the perfect clothing that will make you look polished even when dealing with high temperatures. 

Stick to a lighter palette  

While the classic black and white clothing is always a safe choice, you can make your summer outfits look more creative by sticking to a lighter color palette and combining different shades of beige, cream, and light blue together. Since all these colors go well with one another, putting together work outfits will be easier than ever. Moreover, this will also make your outfits more practical and comfortable, as during summer these hues will reflect the sunlight and thus keep you cooler all day long. Thankfully, summer collections feature plenty of shirts, dresses, pants, and suits in neutral colors, so you shouldn’t have any trouble finding the right garments for your workplace. Your outfits will also be more eye-catching if you experiment with patterns and textures, for example by wearing a cream micro floral print shirt instead of the basic white button-up.

Look for natural fabrics 

It doesn’t come as a surprise that linen and cotton are some of the best fabrics to wear during summer both for casual activities and as workwear. They are lightweight, breathable, and they keep the body cool even during the hottest days. So next time you’re going shopping, read the labels closely and opt for shirts and suits made of these textiles. Gaelsong has a large collection of linen shirts as well as other clothing made of natural fabrics that will make it easier for you to survive this hot summer in the office. You can pair it with lightweight trousers and loafers for an effortless chic outfit or even wear them with a blazer without feeling like you’re overheating. Linen dresses are another summer must-have, just make sure that they are the right length and meet the dress code requirements. 

Choose the right footwear

Finding the right footwear makes a big difference when building a summer wardrobe. Although you might think that your pumps or closed-toe shoes are a good fit all year round, there are lots of more appropriate summer footwear to wear during the upcoming months. When searching for it, comfort and breathability are the two main aspects to look for. Loathers are an excellent choice, since they allow ample ventilation that makes you feel comfortable no matter the weather and they go well with any ensemble. Leather ballet flats are another style to consider buying, as they won’t only be the perfect fit for any outfit, but will also look professional so you’ll always be prepared for any unexpected meetings with clients. Lightweight canvas sneakers and sandals can also make a great match, but they are only suitable if you work for a company with a more relaxed dress code policy. 

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