For those who work in an office with rigid dress codes, it can be difficult to find work-appropriate apparel for the warm-weather months. Here are a few pieces that will keep you cool and looking chicly professional this summer:

Sleeveless BlazerSleeveless Blazer

A sleeveless blazer in a cotton twill still gives the polished and structured look of a full-length blazer but without all the bulky material. If your workplace is strict about their sleeve policy, throw on a short sleeved T underneath to give enough coverage but still stay cool.


Wide-leg culottes (in a lightweight suiting fabric) give the open airiness of a skirt but with the gamine, in-charge appeal of suiting trousers. Pair them with a crisp button up and heels to heightened the professional vibe for work, and give them a laidback edge with a cropped top or tucked-in T for off duty.

A-line skirtA-line skirt

Swapping out a streamlined pencil skirt for a floaty A-line is an easy way to increase breezy coolness without sacrificing dress-up appeal. For air conditioned offices, pair with a cashmere sweater, or a long sleeved cotton button up.

Wrap DressWrap Dress

A wrap dress in a stretchy cotton jersey is perfect for chic summer workwear. Keep it in a solid, neutral color for a more polished, professional look or try a fun floral or geometric print to add in bit of flare.

Short Sleeved SheathShort Sleeved Sheath

The streamlined sheath dress is a powerful workwear piece all year long. For the summer months, try it in a printed cotton or lace with short or capped sleeves.

Full MidiFull Midi

A high waisted, full volume midi with a pair of stylish heels and a plain top is a super easy, super chic way to dress for work in the warm weather. Try it in a textured fabric like a dress weight rayon jacquard for an understated-luxe appeal.

June 12, 2015 — Shopify API