Wearing work appropriate dresses when the weather is extremely hot is a real challenge.

Most of the time you’re probably suffering the hot temperature, sweating in your year-round dark suit, just trying to add some splash of color to remember yourself it’s summer.

Unfortunately, the truth is that popping out some colors won’t change the warmth you actually feel on your body, and the frozen-sweat effect when going in and outside of conditioned buildings and offices can really be unhealthy.

If you just don’t want to pass another summer like this, follow the next 5 simple and super-actionable tips to revive your hot weather clothing options and feel fresh like a rosebud all day long.

The Business Casual For Women Summer Guide: 5 Simple Rules

1. Get Unlined Outerwear

1. 选择无衬里的外套

Unlined blazers generally have softer lines, due to their lighter weight, and they’ll help you keep a fresher and yet polished style under the midday heat.

Another great alternative to wearing and unlined blazer are lace tops and cardigans. In this case you’ll wear a softer fabric that’ll leave more room to your skin and keep your look office appropriate at the same time!

Unlike outerwear, make sure your unlined dresses and skirts are not transparent under the sun. In this case you can always opt for unlined items and wear a light high quality slip on your underwear.

2. Opt For Natural Fabrics

2. 选择天然的面料

While the most hi-tech sportswear garments keep your body cool with special fabrics, they’re a sure failure to your business casual dress code. So forget all those glossy magazines with absurd suggestions of wearing your swimsuit under a blazer. It may be original, but it’s certainly not to the benefit of your professional reputation.

Imagine you’re in the boardroom with other business casual women presenting your project to the management, wearing your super-chic-bath-suit under your blazer. What would everyone think? Maybe that you are planning to leave it all to follow the job of your dreams: lifeguard!

The takeaway here is simple, when you have to simultaneously face dress code and hot weather, opt for natural, breathable fabrics like cotton, linen, silk, summer cashmere and natural woven fabrics.

In some cases, like for linen clothes which tend to wrinkle easily, a good blend of natural and acrylic will make them more enjoyable and polished.

3. Wear Light Colors

3. 选择浅色的衣服

The business casual for women summer wardrobe is not supposed to be built around only black or deep blue clothes. Unless your company dress code is so strict, unleash your fantasy!

Opt for lighter colors, since their surface reflects the sunlight heat instead of absorbing it. Choose neutral colors for your outerwear so you can play with the colors of shirts and tops. Two to three neutral blazers or suits are enough to allow you to create many different outfits.

For example, imagine you have 3 mismatchable suits in your wardrobe, you’ll have 9 basic combinations to play with adding different tops, shoes and accessories. Isn’t it cool?

4. Wear Soft and Wide Clothes

4. 选择柔软宽松的衣服

Here I’m talking about high waist, sleek and polished palazzo pants, wide leg pants or straight leg pants that look amazing on business casual for women summer outfits.

If they’re made of fine cotton blends or crepe de chine, they’re the perfect representation of what fine hot weather clothing should be. They’re extremely wearable in different situations, and you can repurpose them for elegant, semi-formal or casual outfits.

5. Keep Your Feet Cool

5. 选择透气的鞋子

Your office dress code is no peep-toe or sandals? Well don’t worry about the situation, you can always opt for exquisite perforated shoes, no matter if you love flats or heels, you’ll always have your feet breathing, and you’ll also be amazingly fashionable!



I have two little extra-tricks that you can use to have a sudden boost of freshness.

First thing is have your hair cut and refresh your head. If you are a “don’t touch my hair”woman, just like me, experiment different updoes hairstyles, like buns, beehives and simple ponytails. Not only they’ll make your head breathe, you’ll also have a cool mini-makeover!
Trick number two is thermal water. How many times the weather is so baking hot that you feel like your face is trapped in an oven? Clearly you can’t simply go and wash your face when you’re wearing make up. So what to do? Always keep with you a little spray can of thermal water. It’s highly hydrating, irresistibly fresh and it dries in a moment without ruining your makeup.