Where I live the temperature has been in the upper nineties, and even the 100’s these past few weeks. Needless to say, we are all sweating our brains out! If you work in an office or a professional setting it can be hard to dress for work when you know that you have to be professional all whilst trying not to die of heat stroke. There are a few things you should avoid wearing to work in the summer, even though it may be tempting! But, no matter enticing it may be to wear them, you want to stay appropriate and professional. Here are 5 things you should never wear to work in the summer.
1. STRAPLESS ANYTHING
Showing your shoulders in a work setting just isn’t professional, no matter how cute that strapless dress or tank top is. Layer a blazer over it to make it more work appropriate. Plus, adding a blazer will jazz up your outfit!
2. FLIP FLOPS
Flip flops are best saved for the beach or the pool, not for work! Yes, they may have rhinestones on the straps, but that doesn’t make them any more work appropriate. Opt for a pair of flats instead!
3. SHORT SKIRTS/DRESSES
If you cannot bend down without fear of flashing your co-workers, then your dress or skirt is too short! Keep it classy. I know you want to show off your killer legs, but save that for a night out with your friends!
4. SHEER CLOTHING
Yes, sheer fabrics allow your skin to breathe and keep your body cool in the hot weather, but they are not work appropriate. If you can see bra straps or underwear through your clothes, it should be a no-go!
5. OVERSIZED CLOTHES
Oversized clothes are all the rage right now, but they are not work wear! You want to look clean cut and classy, not frumpy. Save your comfy oversized ensembles for outings with friends or family!
What do YOU think is a clothing item you should never wear to work in the summer? I want your input!