Unless you work in a place that has a super strict dress code, you can get away with wearing a sleeveless top or two in the Summer.
Doing away with that extra piece of fabric literally works wonders when it’s 90 degrees out. So, what kind of tops can you wear? While we wouldn’t recommend off-the-shoulder or cropped styles, there are tons of options out there that look modest and sophisticated (like a sleeveless turtleneck!). We prefer a sleeveless dress or jumpsuit for an easy one-and-done outfit. If you’re in need of some seasonal inspiration, let the ladies below guide you through your 9-to-5 in style.
Now is the right time to rock your sleeveless turtleneck tops with a pair of jeans and heels. Throw on a light kimono if you tend to get cold.
A bright shift dress cinched with a belt is every working woman’s go-to uniform.
Skip the busy prints at work (unless of course they’re allowed!) and instead, opt for a striped dress worn with block heels or mules. If you’re going some place fancy afterwards, slip on your lace-up heels.
After picking out your dress, step it up by layering a shirt underneath. Take a cue from Alexa Chung and complete the look with boots instead of sneakers.
If you work in a creative environment, you can get away with wearing a dramatic ruffled top like this one.
They don’t call jumpsuits the one-and-done outfit for nothing. There are tons of sophisticated sleeveless options out there to shop.
Do we even need to say it? A white tee and jeans is probably the easiest combo ever, if your dress code is supercasual.
Head-to-toe black is certainly office appropriate. Ditch the miniskirt for a midi if the hemline is too short for you.
Take a tip from Xenia van der Woodsen and be ladylike in a silky neutral top and lace skirt.
Dress down a leather halter top and trousers with a pair of sneakers.
This wrap dress hits right at the knees and, when paired with heels, becomes the ultimate power woman outfit.
Don’t be afraid to mix two buzzy prints together if at least once is monochrome in color.