How do you dress for a day at the office when it’s between 90 to 100 degrees outside? Living in Miami we need to learn how to balance looking professional with trying to stay cool at the same time, which is not as easy as it sounds. The best advice to remember when dressing for the heat is to layer, layer, layer. Outside the temperature is so hot, but inside most office buildings the air is turned all the way down and it’s chilly. Layers is the perfect way to ensure you will be cool while outside and warm while inside. Dresses keep you nice and cool while maintaining your professionalism, just make sure they are acceptable for work. They should not show off cleavage and should be the appropriate length. Always keep a light blazer on hand to cover your shoulders in a moments notice, in case you need to run into a business meeting. Make your work day outfit pop using accessories such as statement necklaces and structured handbags. A handbag that is big enough to keep you connected with all your business documents and necessities is ideal, as long as it's structured it will keep everything in your handbag organized and neat. All other accessories just keep minimal, using stud earrings and a classic wrist watch. Now to shoes, shoes can vary on your work environment and office. Some offices require closed toe shoes, while others allow wedges and open toe shoes just as long as you are not wearing flip flops. There are many professional wedges, open toe shoes, and pumps to choose from just always keep in mind you want to be taken seriously and professionally. Very importantly, the shoe should be comfortable to walk in and wear all day long. By following these tips you will be able to conquer anything that is thrown your way on an average work day.
Cotton dress, $98
J Crew wool blazer, $188
Marc by Marc Jacobs zippered tote bag, $398
3 1 Phillip Lim beaded bib necklace, $195
MIA Quincy Wedge, $50