6 Stylish Work Outfits That Are Perfect For Summer

Dressing for the office in summer time isn’t always easy, especially when you’re trying to be on top of your style game whilst fighting off the heat! And dressing for the hot weather can be easy on the weekend when you’re not afraid to show a bit of skin, but not when you want to look appropriate for the office. But personally, I love summer office style, and I’ll show you how it should be done! 


“It can be scary to wear shorter dresses to work, we get it – especially when you’re scared your boss will give you the glare. But don’t mix your weekend dresses with your workwear dresses. Picking the right dress can make all the difference. Don’t be scared to show your legs, just keep it classy!


“It’s eight in the morning, I’ve got a coffee in hand, and I’m walking amongst so many fashionable girls rocking their summer office wear. Working in the city has it perks, you’re never short of style inspiration because let’s face it, the girls know how to dress no matter the season!” 




“Showing a bit of shoulder is the hottest thing you can do this season, you’re still being classy and office appropriate but you’re showing off the right areas and looking incredible at the same time! Tops like this are so in at the moment, I’ve got this one and I must say, walking to work in the morning, I’ve never felt so… great!”


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  • Karen L. Grohs

    I do not think outfits 1, 4, and 5 are appropriate for work. Number 2 is too casual for most workplaces.

  • Natalie Redman

    Love these. So gorgeous!

    http://www.upyourvlog.com

  • elizabeth

    I completely agree with Grohs. It’s hard enough for a young woman to be taken seriously at work without huge ruffles and bare shoulders!! And as for 3, Pirates of the Caribbean, anyone?

    • Kathryn Sprowl

      I agree as well and this article is doing a disservice to young women telling then it is ok to wear these outfits to work. The only industry someone might get by with is the fashion or magazine industry or clothing store where they are all trying to sell this trend. Any job I have ever had if someone had worn 1, 2, 4 and especially 5, they would have been sent home to change for wearing inappropriate clothing.

      If you want to wear them on your day off or a night out, fine; but not to work if you want to keep your job or be taken seriously.

  • Jennifer Hudson

    Most of these outfits would never fly at my work, too bad thought I would get some viable ideas. The first dress is way too short, way too tight and shows way too much skin. #2: is too casual and the last one is too sexy for work, off shoulder nope. Wouldn’t go over well, & a tight leather mini!? What kind of jobs do these women have??

    • Libby Smith

      We know a lot of our readers work in different sectors, where their work wardrobe could be more relaxed. Natalie, however, is wearing a more office style look with a white shirt and stripe pants. The first dress would be suited for someone who works in fashion, who has the freedom to wear such an outfit. The second one with the stripe trousers is perfect for work in the summer as stripes are so in and you can mix up the logo tee for a different top. The other outfits may be considered sexy, but it is how you wear them. We are giving you the ideas to adapt in your work wardrobe, if the top might not work the trousers might. I do no think we are doing a disservice to young women, but encouraging them to step out of the box when it comes to their style and keep up with current trends.

  • Libby Smith

    We know a lot of our readers work in different sectors, where their work wardrobe could be more relaxed. Natalie, however, is wearing a more office style look with a white shirt and stripe pants. The first dress would be suited for someone who works in fashion, who has the freedom to wear such an outfit. The second one with the stripe trousers is perfect for work in the summer as stripes are so in and you can mix up the logo tee for a different top. The other outfits may be considered sexy, but it is how you wear them. We are giving you the ideas to adapt in your work wardrobe, if the top might not work the trousers might. I do no think we are doing a disservice to young women, but encouraging them to step out of the box when it comes to their style and keep up with current trends.

  • Ce Ce

    I don’t work in fashion, but I do have a laid-back enough office environment where all of these would completely fly. Looks 1 & 2 are actually very similar to what end up wearing most days. So I appreciate this post. I also can appreciate that others may not work in places that have a more relaxed dress code, but calling this a ‘disservice’ to women seems to be coming from a very closed-minded point of view & is a bit harsh. I’m taken quite seriously in my job and if someone chooses to judge me based on the styles I wear, then they’ll just end up being surprised by my qualifications and capabilities. Thanks for this article : )

  • Frambuesa Vanegas

    Even for fashion jobs is not a good idea to show so much skin! It doesn’t come across as refined, elegant and sophisticated. but as cheap and unstylish. who wants to hire a fashion consultant who can’t even dress properly for work? Unless you are a fashion blogger and your doing an article about what to wear in vacation. Maybe number 1 and 2 are okay for fashion jobs.As it has been already said number 2 it’s too casual! 3 doesn’t even fit the model that blouse looks too big or she looks uncomfortable!

    • Lola

      So you shouldn’t show your shoulders? Is that what you call showing too much skin?

      • Frambuesa Vanegas

        Hello Lola, it’s not a question of just showing shoulders or not. its a question of judgement and also in some cases commodity. I can imagine wearing number 5 to work not simply because of showing shoulders, but because I may be fighting with gravity all day trying to avoid my blouse from dropping down and that is uncomfortable. Yesterday I came across another article with a showing shoulder it is a good example of showing skin with proportion. Plus the fact that I call too much skin a very pronounce cleavage, and a mini skirt. Wearing those things are nice for other occasions. Number 4 also again she is not just showing shoulders and is more covered that number 5. but its way too drop down. and if it goes close to her boobies…. love the pants do. Like number 3 too with a pair of heels.

  • Lola

    Well, the office I work in would be ok with all of these outfits! And I see outfits like these on a lot of girls on my commute. Obviously other offices have stricter dress codes, but if your office code is very bland then workwear trends aren’t necessarily going to work for you. I would only wear these outfits to work… and a disservice to young women? I don’t agree at all and think that’s a bit harsh. But I loved it…

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