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Look for Less: Summer Business Casual

Look for Less: Summer Business Casual

With the summer quickly approaching and internship season nearing, it's time to start thinking about a summer wardrobe fit for a young professional. While every job ranges in its expectations and dress codes, summer dress codes tend to be a little bit more relaxed for offices, given the high temperatures. Here a few helpful tips and general guidelines to navigate business casual and stay cool in the blistering heat. 

Tunic and Shift Dresses 

Tunic and shift dresses are great for the summer because they are breathable and loose. And their basic shape allows for loud colors and patterns to be incorporated. 

Dress 1 // Dress 2 // Dress 3 // Dress 4

Trousers are your best friend 

Loose trousers, either silk or linen, are an easy way to stay cool in the heat and still look professional. They extremely versatile and can be mixed and matched throughout the summer so that you're not breaking the bank with new outfits. Trousers are extremely also to dress up or down so you can easily transition from a day at work to an evening with friends. 

Trouser 1 // Trouser 2  // Trouser 3 // Trouser 4 

Blouses on Blouses 

To pair with your trousers, here are some ideas for blouses that will help brighten the neutral tones. Don't be afraid to play with patterns and styles! I also highly recommend linen blouses because they retain their shape well and are very forgiving if you sweat. 

Blouse 1 // Blouse 2 // Blouse 3 // Blouse 4  

As you set off into the world summer internships, don't be afraid to let your personality shine through style! Great pieces are always great conversation starters and ultimately show you who are. 

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