Heat Wave: 5 Summer Work Wardrobe Essentials

Posted July 26, 2013 by Baaba Grant-Acquah in Building Your Brand

5 Summer Work Wardrobe Essentials


As the temperature rises, it gets harder and harder to wear long sleeved shirts and thick pencil skirts.  Last week as I was waiting for the train in a long sleeved shirt in 90s temps, I vowed to wear more heat friendly attire.

If you’re like me and don’t like to sweat at 8 o’clock in the morning unless its part of your morning workout routine,  I suggest these 5 summer work wardrobe essentials to help you beat the heat.

1. The Light Tank-This is great for the corporate Career Girl who needs to wear suits to work for meetings and presentations.  The tank can be worn under a blazer, jacket or cardigan. It works great for after work events, just add a clutch and heels and your ready to go.

2. The Flat Sandal-Flip-flops are not a great look for the office, but in the heat sometimes you need to let your feet breath. A great alternative to the flip-flop is a chic flat sandal.

3. The Breezy Blouse-On those hot & humid days, stay cool in a breezy blouse.  Throw it on with jeans for casual days or dress it up with a skirt or pants.

4. The Flowy Dress-Not all offices consider the maxi dress “work appropriate”, but if you want that light and airy feel try a flowy midi dress. Add a cardigan or blazer for a more professional look.

5. The Non-Pencil Skirt-Some pencil skirts can be stiff and constricting, try an a-line, wrap, or flute skirt for a little more room.

Enjoy the summer days and stay cool in the heat with these 5 essentials. What other items do you use to stay cool in the heat?

About the Author

Baaba Grant-Acquah

Baaba Grant-Acquah is a fashion stylist, blogger and corporate client manager. She is a curator of style and knows where to find the perfect pieces for any wardrobe. She is continually inspired by her clients and truly enjoys the process of providing creative solutions to fit her client's needs.