I don’t know about you, but about this time of summer (you know… the dreadfully hot, hot days), I find it harder to get that perfect business casual look.  I want to wear sleeveless and sandals for the heat, but the office a/c is overbearing and I don’t want to look too casual.  That and it’s crazy to Google summer work outfit ideas, only to see people in sweaters and jackets.  Seriously, people, it’s over 100 degrees here!

The look above is simple and heat resistant, while still office appropriate.  Keep a lightweight cardigan at your desk for staying a little covered inside.

A short-sleeve silk blouse goes a long way in dressing up an otherwise casual look, as do the heels.


Jeans are more than acceptable at my office, so I’m loving this look from Jessica Alba.  Even though I’m a heels girl, these flats are fun while still not making the look too casual.