How to Make Summer Trends Appropriate at the Office

If you’re a woman who loves to experiment with fashion, you likely try to incorporate the latest trends into your daily looks, including what you wear to the office. However, giving the balance between being fashion-forward and being respectful of your office dress code can be challenging. To avoid a sartorial misstep, keep on reading for our fashion tricks on how to adapt some of the summer trends on your office looks.

Summer Whites

bow blouse with black skinny jeans and structured bag

white tee with boxy culottes and classic pumps striped white shirt dress with nude sandals nude top with white blazer and pants

Wearing you summer whites may be one of the safest look you can have at your workplace, but be careful on your outfit’s style and fabrics to make sure it’s always appropriate. If you’re working in a conservative office that calls for a business suit, going for a white blazer and white pants paired with a nude top and pumps would be perfect. For a more casual workplace, white shirt dresses may be acceptable as long as its fabric is not too sheer and its hemlines not too short.

Brightly-Colored Outfits

floral print top with red coat and pink pants red pencil skirt with black blouse pencil skirt with envelope clutch and color blocked top pastel blue dress with scarf and classic pumps

If you’re working in a creative workplace, wearing colors would be just fine. However, keep the professional looks by paying attention on your necklines and hemlines. If you wish to wear a bright color, sticking to the shade of red, cobalt blue, and pink is safer compared to neon yellow, green, or orange. If you plan to wear unusual color combinations, keep the other shade muted like pairing a bright red coat with pastel pink pants over a hot pink shade. If you may, team your brightly-colored piece with neutrals, or stick with the pastel colors.

Summer-Inspired Prints

printed top with floral pants tropical print bomber jacket with all black outfit tropical print blouse with cream pants and classic pumps summer inspired top with white jeans striped top with business suit

Floral prints and nautical stripes are all the rage right now. Stripes may be safe to wear on your office outfits, but tropical prints are a bit challenging. Like fashion blogger Sydne Summer, you may top your all-black outfit with a neutral-colored tropical print blazer or jacket. Also, mixing prints may be acceptable in a creative workplace, as long as you keep your pieces decent and your color palette muted like fashion blogger Jenny Bernheim did.

Sheer Fabrics and Trendy Silhouettes

asymmetric dress with nude heels sheer coat dress with jeans peplum blouse with houndstooth skirt lace dress with structured bag and nude heels fringed skirt with button down shirt

Going sheer on your fabrics and fresh on your silhouettes may be an excuse for the summer, but not all the time especially in the office. If you’re a fan of asymmetric dresses, be mindful of its hemline if the shorter side looks decent, or wear a longer skirt beneath like fashion blogger Sydne Summer did. If you wish to wear a mesh or a sheer style, keep the revealing fabric on your sleeves and steer clear from provocative necklines, hemlines, and skin peeking styles even on your midriffs.

Statement Accessories

suede lace up flats and structured bag with office outfit purple shoes with colorful blazer metallic oxfords with pastel outfit gray knit dress with fringed bag and sued chunky heels all white outfit with green bag and neon yellow sandals

Wearing statement accessories to spice up your office outfits may be nice depending on what pieces you’re going to pick. Wearing menswear-inspired shoes like oxfords and brogues may be acceptable in some offices as long as you keep your outfit sleek and polished. Also, going for brightly-colored accessories may be ideal only if you wear neutral-colored outfits to keep your professional image in you. Suede lace-up shoes and fringed bags may be great as long as they’re not too catchy or quirky to interfere with your professional looks. Indeed, wearing summer trends in the office will make your style more fashionable and season-appropriate.

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