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Motivation Monday: Dressing Professionally for Summer

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Motivation Monday: Dressing Professionally for Summer

Alyson Campbell

Happy first day of summer! As the temperature is climbing, it is time to put away those wool skirts and heavy blazers and lighten up your wardrobe! Whether you're going to work, attending networking events, or taking summer courses, it is important to remain professional without having to suffocate or sweat it out in the heat. Here are some options for summer professional wear:

 

Material Matters

The best fabrics to stick to for summer are cotton and linen! Make sure when you purchase clothing you see what kind of materials it is made of.  You want to make sure you're in material you can breathe in. To replace denim, buy products with Chambray material for a similar look. Silk, Rayon, and Jersey are the great materials to guarantee you stay cool. 

Shoes, Shoes, Shoes 

Put away the closed toe pumps! Instead opt for peep toes or comfy flats. You can even go for wedges, which make the perfect summer sandal and professional shoe.

Summer Dresses

For an everyday look opt for loose fitting summer dresses! They don't require a lot of maintenance and still look very put together when accessorized with a simple necklace and/or stud earrings. For an evening look, perhaps for a networking event, opt for a body con that's a not too high above the knee or a pencil skirt paired with a blouse. The fun thing about summer is that you can be playful with this! You can wear floral patterns and vibrant colors to brighten up your wardrobe. 

Cool Coverups

Trade in your tweed and wool for a lightweight, linen blazer. Other alternatives are cardigans and half sleeve button up sweaters that go over tops and dresses easily. These are perfect for breezy summer days and air-conditioned offices so that you're not stuck lugging around a heavy jacket later in the day. 

These are just a few styling options for summer professional wear, but the key is to do it all by wearing what makes you comfortable. Enjoy the official start of summer and have a great week! 

With love,

The Heart & Soul PR, Inc. Team