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How to look professional at a work meeting during the dog days

A sleek dress is instant style for a summer work meeting

Typically one associates meetings in summer more with BBQ, rehearsals, weddings, 4th of July, or family reunions. However, lives goes on also in summer. This means there are also work meetings. A skirt suit or pants suit seem just too hot on the commute to work in the mid of the dog days of summer. A white sheath with abstract floral print is a great instant way to stay cool, and look professional in a meeting on a hot summer day.

fashion over 40 floral sheath for work meeting
Elie Taharin abstract floral print sheath, MOSCHINO vintage belt, D&GM sunglasses, studded slingbacks, and Celine bag (all own)

Accessories keep things interesting

The floral print’s colors permit a variety of possibilities to change the look color wise. Just pick a different color to feature when you repeat the dress the next time for a work meeting. Here I wear my floral sheath with a MOSCHINO belt, my Celine bag and studded orange-peach slingback heels.

Invest in classic sunglasses for work lunch meetings

Since at this time a year, the sun is up the entire work day, you should have a pair of sunglasses handy that matches the vibe of the dress. You may need them for the walk to a work lunch meeting or even during lunch when the group decided to sit outside. Squeezing your eyes never looks professional.

Summer work meeting outfit suggestions

Here some visual inspirations for professional looks to wear at a work meeting in summer.

fashion over 40 summer work outfit Gray summer skirt with silk top, DIY necklace, Ralph Lauren silver pumps, Paloma Picasso sunglasses and Celine bag (all own)
over40fashion military inspired shirt dress Military inspired shirt dress with pumps and structured bag for work meeting
style over 40 all white summer office look Mode International cardigan, Oliveo skirt, Gloria VanderBilt pumps, LV bag, pearl necklace, Ray Ban sunglasses and embroidered blouse (all own)
style over 40 skirt with button-down shirt Oliveo button-down shirt, Oliveo skirt, Gloria VanderBilt pumps, Kieselstein Cord belt, Ray Ban sunglasses, pearl necklace and LV bucket bag (all own)

Is the unofficial summer work dress code more casual than the official work dress code at your work place? What are your work dress code challenges during the heat of summer? Let me know your style challenges by email so I can help you (and others).

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Photo: G. Kramm

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