Summer for me is all about color, shedding layers, basking in the sun and staying cool. And for us working women, this means choosing lighter fabrics in bright hues and yes, lots of heat-reflecting white. And although fashion typically has no rules as far as I am concerned – it’s wise to remember a lot of offices do. Even entrepreneurs, who are allergic to corporate dress codes need to remember that what you wear does reflects on you and your brand.
Granted, some workplaces are different than others – you may be allowed to wear anything if you work in tech or at a startup, or even in a creative field where you can really take liberties, but not so much for a banking role. So my number one rule of thumb for summer work attire is to always dress for the job you want!
1. Flip Flops: These should be reserved for the beach. Period. There are so many cute sandals especially flats that could be your go to option instead.
What are you favorite summer trends to wear to the office?
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Rathna Sharad is the Co-Founder and CEO of runway2street, an online boutique featuring exclusive and emerging luxury brands. She brings a unique point of view to articles, and can easily speak to both fashion and career topics.
Rathna has combined a love for fashion with years of experience in technology, online advertising, and logistics to bring runway2street to life. Prior to launching runway2street, Rathna was the Director of Product Management at Microsoft, where she was responsible for overseeing the Advertiser Marketplace for Bing Ads Business Group. Earlier in her career she held technology leadership positions at UPS, Menlo Worldwide Logistics, and Emery Worldwide.