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?
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:
Tip: I wore the same color shoes as the pants to elongate my legs:
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
Oh yes, you looked definitely cool, Heidi,both figuratively and literally!
there’s nothing like beating the summer sun than wearing sleeveless! I go sleeveless lately at work, too, in pale yellow colors. Feels perfectly comfortable, I must say 🙂
Of my.. You’ve got gorgeous white heels, I’m envious!
you know what they say about summer.. skin is in.. so I’m wearing sleeveless to work, too! 🙂
I agree with you, Heidi, wearing white really looks fabulous on you. I love your white stilettos too! And the blue blouse underneath all that whites is perfect.
I stay cool this summer with sleeveless / tank tops too. and cropped denim shorts. Yeep, I know, not very appropriate, but it’s street wise.
You’re right. Wearing shoes that’s same color with your pants helps make you look long legged. And wearing sleeveless to the office isn’t really a bad thing, it’s actually appropriate, given the state of the season…
I think wearing sleeveless tops is not so bad, I mean, you can always pair it with a full skirt, or wear a vest on top of it, so it would still look cool and not street-trashy.. Just sayin’..
I love the shoes you’re wearing, it looks perfect with your sleeveless suit. And your workbag/bag – it’s to die for! I love it!
I’ve been wearing sleeveless and short-sleeved blouses lately at work. The scorching heat of the sun might as well put a tan on my shoulders, but I welcome it, because before long, it’s gonna be winter again and I won’t be able to wear this comfy sleeveless once again..
Nice suit, looks so comfy and summery!
Yes, you definitely look good with that cool outfit Heidi 🙂
Last summer was really hot hot hot! What I did to stay cool was to drink lots and lots of water and wore comfy clothes like cotton tank tops and sundresses.
Those summer months, I had to endure heat and sweat, so in order to stay cool, I made sure I was always hydrated (I brought cold bottled water everyday on my way to work) and wear comfy clothes.
Last summer, I stayed cool by going over to my cousins in Alaska, where it’s always cold. Yes, I literally stayed cool because I didn’t like getting torched up by the heat.
To stay cool amid the heat, I always bring an extra pair of short skirts with me and casual cut-outs too!
You’ve got a lovely pair of white shoes, the same color that I could never pull off at work.
Well, I must say… that white, sleeveless Gerard Darel suit is indeed fabulous!
Oh, I actually love wearing casually styled coats, too. By the way, you’re rocking those white strappy shoes, I love it!
Your bag… that’s something I would want to buy for myself this holiday!!
Thanks for the tips about elongating your legs by using same colored pants and shoes. Never thought of that before. 🙂
I noticed that you’re a blue and white outfit person and the ensemble actually looks great on you! It goes well with the season 🙂
A sleeveless suit for summer? Why not? I think that’s a great idea especially in this kind of weather.
At this rate we’re having with summer, I sure would love to wear a sleeveless blouse to feel more comfortable and at ease.
Being able to work as comfortable as possible is my priority when working. I want to stay cool despite the sun beating up a notch. Thanks for this suggestions Heidi.
Wearing short sleeves this season to go to work is advisable indeed. With the scorching sun hot on my trail, long sleeved jackets/coats aren’t really practical, even if you look fashionable in it.
Love that sleeveless jacket!
Love how you styled your whole outfit!
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