I Advise Women on What to Wear to Work--Here Are 7 Approved Summer Outfits

It’s crazy-hot out here in L.A., which means our working wardrobes require some welcome warm-weather updates stat. On this matter, I can readily oblige. This may come as a surprise, but if there’s one destination I love to dress for, it’s the office. There’s something about putting together an outfit every morning that is equal parts polished, trendy, cool, and work-appropriate that I take utmost pleasure in, and for over three years, I’ve been sharing the very best workwear outfits and ideas for every season. Today I’m talking summer workwear and how to tackle the tricky task of looking chic in the heat. Whether you work for a law firm or at a creative agency, below, I’m sharing cool outfit ideas that will have you actually looking forward to getting dressed for work this summer.

Pleated Skirt + Camisole + Blazer

A slightly oversize blazer will add polish to a breezy pleated skirt and lightweight camisole top. Just slip off the blazer when you step into the sweltering heat.

Floral Midi Dress + Low Heel Sandals

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Skip the black and gray dresses, and opt for a summery floral print instead. A midi-length pick with short or long sleeves makes for an ideal work-appropriate look, especially when worn with sleek low heels.

Linen Separates + Minimalist Sandals

Linen is the perfect fabric to wear during summer in the city—it's cooling, lightweight, breathable, and looks très chic. Try a linen midi dress or linen separates cinched at the waist to pull the look together. Sleek minimalist sandals in a nude hue are the perfect finishing touch.

Breezy Button-Down + Animal-Print Skirt

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An animal print skirt will add a trendy touch to your work outfit. Wear it with a breezy neutral blouse and keep the rest of your accessories classic and pared-back.

Shorts Suit + Sleek Sporty Sandals

Shorts to the office? It can be done! Opt for slightly longer tailored shorts with a matching blazer, a silky camisole and minimalist jewelry. For a cool-girl look, add sleek sporty sandals—perfect for creative office environments. 

Belted Jumpsuit 

There's nothing easier than a one-and-done jumpsuit this summer. It's perfectly polished for meetings, and it will take you to after-work cocktails in style.

Midi Dress + Strappy Sandals

The ruching on this creamy midi dress makes it look way more expensive than it really is. Add chic jewelry, sleek white sandals, and a camel bag for a flawless look.