Friday, June 18, 2010

Hot Summer Days, Cool Summer Offices

As outdoor temps heat up and office temps chill out, many of you are facing a corporate wardrobe change. This may pose a problem for those who are most comfortable donning two-piece suits and ties for most corporate offices relax their dress code during the summer months to what is commonly called "summer casual" or "corporate casual." Offices that adopt a summer casual dress code allow their employees to take a break from the normal business attire to sport lighter and more casual clothing. It is expected that, although your appearance is less formal, it should remain professional. To achieve the summer casual wardrobe, men should try separates such as cotton blend slacks, dress shirts sans a tie (unless required), crisp khaki pants, polo shirts, and neutral colored suits or sport coats. A business casual wardrobe for women should consist of lightweight cotton skirts and dresses, cotton blend cardigans and pants, peep toe pumps, and wedge heel sandals. Tone down the prints and bright colors if your office is on the stuffy side; otherwise, have fun with the season's bright colors and bold accessories to give your summer casual look a personal touch.
Fashionably yours,

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