Polished Summer Work Looks

GS LOVE / July 2, 2018

Update your summer work wardrobe with these chic and breezy pieces.

The blazing summer heat is officially here, and with it comes the challenge of trying to update your work wardrobe. The struggle of finding pieces that are breezy enough for the rising temperature yet professional to fit your office dress code can be a nightmare. Not only are you dressing for the intense weather outside, but as well for that freezing AC in the office. The constant battle of dressing in a professional yet stylish manner can be exhausting and certainly confusing.

Certain summer pieces aren’t exactly office acceptable such as a bandeau, mini skirt or crop tops. Not everything has to be bleak, and knowing the rules of summer style can help you ease through this transition with breeze! We’ve rounded up essential summer pieces that you can easily incorporate into your work wardrobe. Balancing the summer heat in these both polished and fresh outfits will make you feel prepared for those important meetings without breaking a sweat! 

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Cap sleeves are the office version of a breezy off-the-shoulder blouse. You don’t show too much skin, but you don’t feel you’re trapped in unnecessary fabric. It’s short length perfectly balances professional yet breezy summer vibes. This particular blouse is an excellent choice for the office with its floral detail adorning the neckline, and you can also wear it out of work. The loose fit also gives you a polished laid-back look to your outfit. Pair it with a high-waist pants and elevate it with chic ankle strap bow heels.

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Peplum blouses are the epitome of polish work wear all year round. Add a summer twist to the flattering peplum blouse by styling your pencil skirt with a polka dot print. The fitted silhouette and ruffle hem will balance your look and make you feel at ease when you’re running any errands at work. 

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The wrap dress is such a versatile piece! You can wear it to a party or a date and even to work. It’s comfortable and professional for work and stylish to make you feel ready to take on the day. This particular wrap dress features a ruffle hem and bell sleeves that add a chic touch to your whole look. You can keep this dress looking fresh after work if you add some eye-catching drop earrings!

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Patterns become prominent during summer, but instead of wearing bold tropical prints to work, you can take the chic route with plaid! This pattern is an excellent investment for your year round wardrobe. Not only is it professional for any work setting, but it’s also great to wear once you’ve clocked out and spending time with your friends! The summer version of a plaid pant is with an ankle cut design. It’s appropriate, fresh and stylish. 

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 A structured white blouse is an essential piece to add to your summer work wear. Instead of wearing the traditional button-up collar shirt, change it up with this puff sleeve blouse. It’s both stylish, breezy and polished for any upcoming meetings you may have. Balance this distinct blouse by styling it with a classic black pencil skirt and patent heels. 

Shop the Look: Blouse // Skirt // Heels // Clutch // Earrings

Since we’ve been mentioning pencil skirts, you should definitely look into this work appropriate piece! Pencil skirts offer the perfect length and cut that just go right under the knee and give you a flattering silhouette with its fitted high-waist design. Give it a summer vibe by going with a fresh and clean white pencil skirt. Tuck in a tiered sleeve blouse and suede pumps to complement your outfit. 

Shop the Look: Blouse // Earrings // Handbag // Mules // Pants // Necklace

Stripes are a summer classic print and you can easily incorporate them into your work wardrobe. A sleeveless blouse is the best option for a summer outfit, and you can easily tuck in this blouse with cuff trousers to give you a polished look. If you want to add a touch of casual chic to your look, style it with comfortable mules that are still reigning strong this season. 

Shop the Look: Jumpsuit // Blazer // Mules // Necklace // Handbag

You can never go wrong with a jumpsuit. You’ll perfectly balance that desirable polish and breezy look. This particular jumpsuit has a sleeveless cut, which is both excellent for that intolerable heat yet it’s faux wrap design is office appropriate, and by styling it with a plaid blazer and patent mules you can make it look laid back chic

Balancing a professional and breezy summer work wear doesn’t have to be difficult. By selecting essential key pieces, you can easily incorporate them into your office wardrobe. Have a bit of fun by wearing patterns, distinct fitted silhouettes and always going for eye-catching summer colors such as yellows, whites and corals. Show us how you update your office summer wardrobe by tagging your outfits with the hashtag #gslovesme on Insta to get a chance to be featured on our profile! 

Our 4th of July contest is still going on! Don’t forget to tag us in your showstopping GS LOVE 4th of July outfits with #GSLOVESME to be entered in! The winner with the best GS LOVE look will receive $100 G-Dollars and be featured on a future blog post! 


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