summerWhile we wait year-long for summer, lounging on the beach and wearing less, the summer doesn’t always translate to less is more. Especially if you work in an office or professional setting. While you can wear your short shorts and tank tops on the weekends, Monday through Friday it’s business as usual.

Here at Coco & Creme/Clutch we’ve discussed dressing for summer so that you can look sharp while staying cool. Here are a few do’s and don’t for putting your best style foot forward inside the office.

DO Wear Linen Pencil Skirts

Pencil skirts are great for work and getting them in breathable light fabrics like linen and cotton make them perfect for summer. Pair with ballet flats, sandals or heels for a polished look that’s still cool.

DO Rock a Light Cardigan Indoors

Depending on your office’s policy, sleeveless or tanks may not be appropriate. Carry a light cardigan to wear indoors to avoid overexposure and shield from air conditioning.

DO Check Your Skirt/Dress Length

There’s nothing worse than constantly pulling down your dress because it’s embarrassingly too short. Save the pull and tug and do the old arm length check. Put your arm down by your side. If your dress is above your fingertips than it’s too short.

DON’T Do Sheer

Sometimes what looks opaque indoors can be sheer or see-through in the sun. Double-check your outfit to make sure there’s no peek-a-boo in the summer sun.

DON’T Wear Denim Shorts

Leave the cutoffs at home and opt for a dressier pair of shorts. Try a pair in a darker hue or a fun print with a lightweight blazer for a fresh and professional summer look.

What are your do’s and don’ts for summer dressing?

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