Looking trendy and fashionable this summer may be challenging especially in the office that calls for a business formal dress code. Born and raised in Kansas, Missouri, Olivia Jeanette is a style blogger in New York, known for her creative, artistic, and trendy looks. Though she’s a Midwest girl at heart, she still loves the hustle and bustle of a big city. She picked the Corporate Catwalk to be the name of her blog since it fits her style and niche. So, make those summer trend work at your office looks by taking style inspirations from her.
Go for office-friendly summer colors and fabrics.
Though sheer fabrics and flashy colors are trendy in the summer, only pick those that look appropriate. Wool blazers and sweaters might work in the summer only if you work in an air-conditioned room. So resort to summer fabrics like chiffon, chambray, rayon, silk, and such that will keep you breezy and chic. Like Olivia, wear your summer whites may be an off-shoulder top and white pants, or a summer dress. If you’re a fan of bright colors just pick one to be your statement piece and save your unexpected color combinations on your street style to keep your office looks professional. Like Olivia, opt for a brightly-colored blazer that you can wear in the office and a navy or other dark colored outfit to keep your style appropriate for work.
Incorporate summer prints into your office looks.
Nautical prints, summer stripes, retro floral prints, and abstract patterns are some of the trendy prints you may go for to add some personality to your office looks. Like Olivia, think of a striped pencil skirt, preferably in a midi or knee length, that will go perfectly with a black top. Or, wear an abstract print dress that might work in the creative offices, but keep your accessories simply by opting for a nude pair of heels and less jewelry. Remember, stripes are quite tricky so be mindful of the areas you’ll be wearing them. If possible resort to vertical stripes, as well as chevron ones, to trick the eyes making you look leaner and slimmer than you actually are.
Wear trendy yet office-appropriate pieces.
On your Casual Fridays, try to make your office outfits a bit unexpected yet appropriate. Like Olivia, think of lightweight layers that can be trendy this summer by wearing a button-down shirt with a dress. Or, opt for sporty yet chic pieces like bomber jackets, striped athletic pants, or even sneakers that will look effortless yet chic. Shirt dresses and maxi dresses are some of the summer’s must-have staples that you can actually wear in the office. Just be mindful of the necklines and hemlines if it would be appropriate. When in doubt, resort to a lightweight cardigan or blazer on your office hours, and take it off for a trendy style on the streets. Indeed, summer is the perfect season to dress up and flaunt your trendy looks in the office.