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Summer-ize Your Office Style
Don't suffer through the most sweltering months of the year in your winter-weight work gear. Here's how to give your office wardrobe a shot of summer style, without spending too much.
If you've got to wear a suit, make sure it's cut from a comfortable, airy cotton fabric. Wear it with your standard shirt and tie or pair with a solid polo shirt. After work, lose the tie and undo a few buttons—you're good for a night out.
As temperatures climb outdoors, they tend to dip indoors. Especially in offices. (Honestly, do you think employers crank it up on purpose?) Combat the draft by keeping a cardigan on hand. A simple grey style will work with whatever you're wearing.
Swap your standard wool trousers for a pair of lightweight, breathable cotton or linen pants. They're a foundational piece that you can easily wear a few times each week until the chill of fall returns.
Other standard pieces that can be swapped out for their summertime equivalents? Ties, watch bands and belts all have warm weather options that are lighter and less serious than their cold weather brethren.