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 even if your office AC is pumped up to arctic temperatures, you’ll look as though you haven’t checked a calendar in eons.
Check out how cool (both literally and figuratively!) I look in this fabulous white, sleeveless Gerard Darel 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 so that you’ll 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:
However, I wore the same color shoes as the suit in order to elongate my legs:
Subconsciously this suit says, a la a magician, “I’ve got nothing up my sleeves” – it’s a subtle display of trustworthiness. OK, that might be stretching it, but it IS cool during the summer months. And so much more work-appropriate than short-shorts.
How do you stay cool during the hot summer months?