Hot weather and looking polished don't often mix. And it's a problem for those of us who have an office job—we're 99.9 percent sure no one ever got a promotion for having outstanding sweat stains. But it's not like you can just switch out your 9-to-5 uniform to a T-shirt and jeans either. The trick is to find breezy riffs on traditional suiting that are both professional and approrpriate for the sweltering days ahead. So say bye-bye to those black trousers and check out our work wardrobe updates below.
Lighten up in an all-ivory ensemble. While the shade made be crisp, the trousers and linen jacket combine to create a relaxed silhouette that feels effortlesss.
Gauchos combine the comfort of shorts with the tailored sharpness of pants. Finish with pointy-toe flats or embellished sandals for a an extra dose of dressy.
Trade in your blazer for something that delivers some much-needed ventilation with style. Wide-leg drawstring pants appear airy and weightless.
Forgo anything clingy for a looser fit that allows your skin to breathe. A belted jacket keeps the look from feeling too casual.
Go for a bold shape to boost your meeting game. For extra coolness (literally), pair this combo with a plain white T-shirt.
Pretty and pale
Work a carefree yet elegant vibe in this soft peach ensemble.