05.21.13

Dress to Impress this Summer

One thing that is hard to tolerate is the summer heat. However, it’s easier than you think to beat the heat and stay in style.
There’s nothing worse than leaving the house thinking you look good and arriving to work a sweaty mess! Sweat happens. There’s just no way around it. But you don’t have to sacrifice style or looking good when temperatures outside rise. Here are a few tips to remember as you dress to impress this summer.
Plan Ahead
Commute to work wearing a cute tee (ladies) or polo (men).  Swap it out in the lobby bathroom for your favorite work shirt. It makes a cab or subway ride with no air conditioning much more pleasant knowing you won’t have to wear a smelly shirt for the rest of the day.
Leave it at the Office
A jacket is key to combating frigid air-conditioned offices. But it’s the last thing you want to wear on your way to work. Ladies, keep a few neutral cardigans or jackets in your office to ensure you are warm and stylish.
Men, choose a lightweight sport coat in a linen or tropical wool and leave it hanging on your office door or in your car for your commute to work.
You Are Always at Work
As company picnics and outdoor events pop up remember that you are always at work. Choose your wardrobe carefully. If shorts are appropriate keep them at a tasteful length and always go for a more dressed up shorts look. Ladies, choose a cute blouse instead of a skimpy tank. Men, skip the graphic tee and opt for a cotton polo.
Skip the Flip Flops
Flip flops are the official shoe of summer but not at work. Showing too much foot at work is unprofessional. Plus, the annoying flip flop sound will drive your co-workers crazy. Not to mention it makes you pretty easy to keep tabs on!