From the Sunday scaries to the annoyance of the incisive 6 am wake-up call the workforce can be daunting, but we all must endure the inevitable. So, you’ve managed to make it out of bed, wiped the crust from your eyes, and beeline for your closet, but you’ve frozen in fear because it’s 80+ degrees outside and you can’t fathom the thought of a blazered uniform ensemble for the 10th time in a row.
And yes, your co-workers have noticed but can’t bring themselves to let you know. That bewilder summer look gets us every time. What to wear? Casual, sporty, too short, too long? It’s all a haze of confusion, and you keep telling yourself the ‘less is more’ method will only land you a seat with HR.
Before your pressure rises as high as the outside temps how about a sartorial effort that gears away from the typical service livery look. Think office appropriate with an after-hours edge transforming the classic button-down into a bias cut and flare sleeves that gives a peek-a-boo of the shoulder, tasteful enough to have your boss compliment you without dying of heat ventilation. Pair your button-down shirt with a high-waist pencil skirt and add vertical stripes to elongate the legs and torso.
The just below the knee hemline will alleviate any sudden unwanted flash scenes during the monthly company meeting. Lastly, accessorize, accessorize, accessorize when all else fails throw on a statement pair of tiny cat-eye sunglasses and polka dot, slingback kitten heels to strut your way to the water cooler in style and grace.