Stay Cool and Look Good at Work

It might be tempting to reach for your go-to, black-wool suit every morning, but trust me – show up dressed like that during the summer months and you’ll look like you haven’t checked a calendar in eons.

So, may I suggest this fabulous white, sleeveless Gerard Darel suit I recently happened upon?

how to wear a sleeveless suit

Notice that because you’re showing more skin (your arms), you’ll want to keep the rest of the suit loose. This balances the bare-arm to maintain a sense of professional decorum. Leave the fitted, nipped/tucked, sleeveless outfits for the Miami Beach clubs.

Pops of color (blue blouse and saffron purse) keep the suit from looking too plain or stodgy:

wear a sleeveless suit

Tip: I wore the same color shoes as the pants to elongate my legs:

sleeveless suit for summer

This suit is a wonderful alternative to traditional office garb and its airy design keeps you cool in hot weather. I like to think that its free-flowing lines emanate a billowing Gehry, but that just may be wishful thinking.


Photography credit: Erica Hampton