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14 Summer Office Outfits

Jul 01, 2024

While many of us might have our minds on sitting in a hammock in our backyard or booking our next fabulous vacation, many of us are still going to the office. It’s business as usual this summer, but that doesn’t mean your wardrobe has to stick to its usual routine. If you’re looking to shake up your summer wardrobe, we’ve got you covered! Mix and match stylish women’s clothing to create versatile outfits perfect for any work outing this summer. Whether you’re headed to your morning meeting or grabbing after-work cocktails with your coworkers, we’ve curated a collection of outfit ideas that are sure to bring the heat this summer. Get ready to discover an array of trendy summer office outfits that perfectly blend style and professionalism. From fun dresses to smart separates, find the perfect pieces and matching shoes to stay cool and confident at work all summer long.

1. Comfy Jumpsuit

Make styling a comfy jumpsuit a breeze by wearing a tailored jumpsuit in a breathable fabric like linen or cotton. Pair your jumpsuit with a lightweight blazer for a more professional look. Stick to soft pastel colors or neutral tones to keep your attire office-appropriate. Complete the outfit with comfortable work shoes like low heels or flats, and then accessorize with minimalist jewelry and a structured tote bag. Consider cinching your waist with a belt to further define your silhouette.

2. Poplin Maxi Dress

Styling a poplin maxi dress for the summer office is both practical and chic. Wear a dress in a subtle print or solid color and layer it with a tailored blazer or cropped cardigan for structure. Accessorize with a slim belt, and then pair the dress with comfy work shoes. Opt for a simple gold or silver necklace and a sleek handbag to complete the look. Because of the long length of a maxi dress, you may want to wear heels to give yourself a little more lift. Check out our selection of heels to help elevate your look – literally.

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Reach New Heights at Work with Cute Heels

3. Patterned Midi Dress

Styling a patterned midi dress for the summer office is a great way to incorporate a little bit of professionalism and personality at the same time. Wear a dress with a classic, subtle pattern, such as floral prints, polka dots, or stripes in muted tones. Layer the dress with a neutral-colored blazer and accessorize with a delicate necklace and stud earrings.

4. Button-Down Shirt Dress

Get an effortlessly chic look by wearing a button-down shirt dress made from a lightweight fabric like linen or cotton. Neutral or soft pastel colors pair well with low-block heels and an open cardigan. Depending on your office dress code, stick to midi- or maxi-length shirt dresses.

5. Seasonal Pantsuit

You may not think about wearing pantsuits for summer, but there are plenty of ways to wear a seasonal pantsuit that isn’t too hot for these warm weather months. It’s an easy way to exude professionalism and sophistication by wearing a pantsuit made from lightweight fabrics like a cotton blend or linen. Opt for soft, neutral tones to beat the heat while staying chic. For a more relaxed vibe, try a blazer with cropped or rolled-up sleeves. Instead of a matching set, try complementary separates like culottes with a simple camisole or lightweight blouse. Complete the look with loafers.

6. Pleated Linen Shorts

For a dressier look, cute heels can elevate any office outfit in an instant, including linen shorts at the office. You may have always thought wearing shorts to the office was a no-no, but here’s how to wear shorts at work without coming off as too casual. Pleated linen shorts offer the perfect blend of comfort and sophistication. Wear shorts in a neutral shade to act as a versatile base for your outfit. Pair them with a tucked-in, sleeveless top and low-heeled wedges.

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7. Neutral-Toned Sets

Exude timeless elegance and show off a little versatility by wearing neutral-toned sets. Wear a matching set in muted hues like ivory, taupe or beige in lightweight fabrics to stay cool and comfortable during summer office days. Pair your set with understated jewelry and comfortable work shoes like mules or espadrilles.

8. Slouchy Trousers and Classic Tee

Look effortlessly chic when you style a classic tee with slouchy trousers. Tuck in a plain or subtle patterned tee into your trousers. To add some structure, layer the tee with a blazer or cardigan. Complete the look with minimalist accessories like a watch and stud earrings.

9. Accessorize It

The fashion experts at Harper’s Bazaar share that if you want to take a basic, streamlined look to the next level, you can dress it up with bold accessories like a statement belt or stand-out shoes. That same outfit you’ve worn a bunch of times can feel entirely different with the power of one statement accessory. Begin with a plain, solid-colored outfit like a dress or separates. Add a pop of excitement with bold statement jewelry like a vibrant scarf tied around your neck or chunky earrings. Throw in some playful footwear to show off your personality. If you’re ready to step up your style game, be sure to check out our selection of comfortable ladies’ work shoes.

Step Up Your Style Game with Comfortable Work Shoes for Women

10. Can’t Forget Your Cardigan

It can be easy to focus on maxi dresses and big sunnies when you think about warm weather dressing, but the summer cardigan can’t be ignored. This wardrobe essential can be worn with dresses, skirts, shorts, and more. For a more casual office look, pair a cardigan with your favorite denim. Try a cropped cardigan with wide-leg jeans. Playing around with cardigans and bottoms in different lengths and proportions can add more depth to your summer office look.

11. Slip Into Satin

Satin is one of those fabrics that you might wear to an evening event, but it can also be worn to the office. A light, flowy satin midi dress is a great choice for work or post-work cocktails. For a simple office look, wear a satin skirt with a cotton blouse or T-shirt. Alternatively, slip into satin shorts and pair them with a blouse, cardigan and wedges.

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12. Strap Into Sandals

Sandals aren’t just for the beach. They can also be worn to the office. Platform sandals are a great option to add height and take your style game to the next level. Wear sandals in a neutral tone to seamlessly integrate them into your work wardrobe. Strut around the office in confidence by wearing slip-ons with skirts, dresses, jeans — and the list goes on and on. If you want a little more inspiration on what shoes you can wear to the office, we’ll take a look at some of our favorite shoes for the summer office.

13. Try the Oversized Trend

Intentionally oversized looks were all over the runway for the Spring and Summer 2024 designer collections. While this radical shift in fit and silhouette may be a recent trend shift, according to Harper’s Bazaar, it’s not all that new. Trends may come and go, but why not have a little fun at the office this summer by trying something oversized out for size? The trick to wearing the trend is to balance out proportions. If you’re going to wear one oversized piece, like an oversized blazer or tee, the rest of your ensemble pieces should be form-fitting. Try oversized trouser pants with a form-fitting top and jacket.

14. Play with Prints

There are so many different ways you can incorporate prints into your summer office outfit. Try wearing print dresses with black or tan shoes. Wear a print cardigan over your usual white collared shirt and trousers. Pair a print shirt under a neutral blazer. If you want to jazz up your work outfit, wear a shoe with a fun print. Dare to wear a flowy print dress? Add structure and formality to it by layering it with a blazer and belt.

Our Favorite Shoes to Match Your Summer Office Outfits

Sandals are a versatile choice that lets your feet breathe and pair well with skirts and dresses. Espadrilles offer a chic and casual vibe when you wear them with midi skirts or cropped pants. For a classic look at the office, wear mules, best known for their easy slip-on style. They pair perfectly with A-line dresses and tailored trousers. Let’s take a look at some of our favorite shoes to match your summer office outfits.

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The Cannon

Our best-selling Cannon wedge sandals are the ultimate summer office shoes. They’re versatile, comfortable, and stylish — and thanks to the crisscross stretchy straps, your feet can easily expand comfortably throughout the workday. With a padded insole and lightweight design, our sandals provide all-day wearability for your busy day at the office. Enjoy a touch of sophistication with a 2” covered wedge heel and faux espadrille bottom, suitable for both casual and dressier office looks. Problem feet? No problem! They’re bunion-friendly, making the Cannon wedges truly practical yet chic.

The Chloe

Meet the Chloe, a closed-toe espadrille with a low heel, your new perfect match for summer office outfits. We’ve designed this 1” espadrille wedge heel with a padded insole for comfortable all-day wear. Here’s a pro tip: Make sure you massage the toe box before wearing them to soften the lining for extra comfort. Stroll through the office by wearing the Chloe with a patterned midi dress or dark wash jeans.

The Debi

If you’re looking for a shoe that can help you transition from summer to fall, look no further than the Debi mule. It’s a 3.5” heel mule with a 1” platform for a comfortable lift, perfect for pairing with more formal office attire or jeans on a Casual Friday. Enjoy all-day comfort with a supportive sling-back strap and chic elastic upper. Our versatile mules can help you step up your office style.

The Dottie

Slide into summer with our Dottie slides, your next great addition to your summer office outfits – with a playful twist! You’ll be comfortable all day with an unlined, bunion-friendly stretch upper and secure instep strap for stability. Go to your work and evening outings in confidence as you get a subtle lift from the 2” covered wedge heel. Enhance your professional look without sacrificing comfort. Just massage the toe box to soften the lining, and you’re on your way to the perfect blend of ease and everyday elegance.

The Tahoe

The Tahoe slip-on mule is crafted from suede and features a memory foam insole, so you’ll have all-day comfort while looking ready for whatever boardroom meeting you’re off to next. The slip-on design is convenient for getting ready in the morning, and the sleek appearance pairs well with anything from sundresses to tailored trousers. Because the toe box is slightly narrow, you’ll want to size up if you’re a half-size to ensure a perfect fit.

woman wearing summery outfit and sandals

With all of these outfit ideas in mind, we hope you’ve found plenty of inspiration to take your work wardrobe to the next level this season. From chic accessories to polished separates, these different summer outfits are designed to keep you cool and stylish, no matter what your workday brings. Dressing for the office this summer doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice comfort for style. Mix and match these different ideas to create your own unique summer office looks. To complete your summer office look, pick a pair of comfortable work shoes for women to keep you and your feet feeling great all day.


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