In hot or humid weather, it can be hard to pull together an outfit for the office. Summer work dressing takes on a whole new meaning. When you’re busy closing deals, sitting in business meetings, or presenting to your team, you still need to look professional despite the summer temps.
I’m sharing how to master summer work dressing with these five friendly fabrics tips!
How to Master Summer Work Dressing
Here are five friendly fabrics for summer work dressing!
Cotton is a great choice year round, but especially in the summer. It’s breathable and can be worn from daytime to nighttime.
Denim’s lightweight sister, Chambray, is an excellent choice for a casual Friday. Chambray has a linen finish and can be found in button downs, dresses, and skirts.
Jersey is a favorite summer fabric because it’s lightweight, drapey, and flexible. Tops, dresses, and cardigans in this fabric are great options.
Linen comes in different weights. The hotter the weather, the lighter weight your linen should be. Handkerchief linen is generally very fine and a great choice for summer. Blazers in this fabric are my favorite for clients who still want to look and feel pulled together.
Seersucker is not only for the Kentucky Derby or an East Coast Event. It’s a thin, lightweight, puckered fabric that is basically in the cotton family, but I feel it deserves a category all by itself. It’s a great option for a dress, skirt, or blazer for the office.
More Fabric Tips to Keep in Mind:
- Look at the fabric content labels when adding any new summer items to your wardrobe.
- Fabrics that come crinkled are a good choice for hot weather. Look for the garment to grace your body intead of hugging it.
- Loose knits in linen or cotton teamed are great with a summer pant or a skirt. If the knit top is too sheer layer it with a lightweight tank.
- Avoid these five fabrics in the summer: acrylic, fleece, nylon, polyester, and vinyl.
- Layers are key when you want to look pulled together – make sure they are light, airy, and avoid a polyester lining.
What are your go-to fabrics to wear to the office when the temps heat up?