You can look great in a linen with floral blazer

#matureStyle styling a floral blazer

Summer heat and work outfits

Are you working 9 to 5 this summer? Is the heat unbearable when you go to and come from work? Not to mention the heat during lunch break, when your fav salad or bun booth is of course on the sunny side of the street. If so, dressing comfortably for both the temperatures of the air-conditioned cubicle and the crowded bus, tram, or subway, are an annoying morning challenge. So how to look professional at work during the dog days or in the heat of June, July and August down in the South?

#maturestyle cutout pumps with striped linen pants
Zoom-in on the striped pattern of the linen pants and the cutouts of the Anne Klein pumps (all own)

Fight summer temperature differences with layers

My solution to temperature differences beyond my control – only at home and in your car you have some control – is to layer. Yes, you read that right! The photo below shows an example how I layer clothes in summer.

You can layer clothes in summer. #agelessstyle Click To Tweet
#fashionover40 fashion blogger Nicole in a Casual Friday outfit with linen and floral blazer
Notations blazer (dyed), Loft top, Oliveo linen pants, Longchamp bag, DIY statement necklace, Anne Klein nude pumps, Hermes collier de chien cuff,  just un clou bangle, and statement belt (all own)

A light blazer is great for a professional look in summer

A light pair of linen pants and a top always look good and professional when you add a blazer. Thus, a linen pants – blazer combo makes for a great business casual work outfit. You can even go with a short or 3/4 sleeved blazer.

Even a floral print works at work in summer when the colors are muted. Click To Tweet
#fashionover50 linen pants with floral blazer for work
Back view of Casual Friday outfit with Oliveo striped linen pants, dyed Notations blazer, Chartier just un clou bangle, Longchamp bag, and Anne Klein pumps (all own)

Why not going for a matching linen blazer? There are several reasons. On public transportation you want to hang the blazer over your shoulder work bag or even put it nicely folded into your work tote. A linen blazer would have more wrinkles than a 120 year old when you take it out to wear it at work. 😉 Thus, a linen blazer bears a high risk to look frumpy and/or careless.

Shoes make or break an outfit

The choice of the shoes with linen pants is crucial. When styling a Casual Friday or business casual look for the warm season go with nude pumps, pumps in the color of the linen or pumps matching to other colors of the outfit. When you style a weekend look sandals or sneakers are a great option. When the fabric is in a neutral color go for a pop of color to make a statement.

Add interest to your neutral office look with a pop of color. #workstyle Click To Tweet

Avoid maty-match over 50

Other reason for a pop of color and/or unmatched suit styles are that over 50, matchy-match looks so 70s or 60s, i.e. Old Lady. You are too young and hip for that old-fashioned look.

Suits are for the twenty somethings to look professional. Click To Tweet
mature style with floral blazer
Zoom-in on the floral print of the dyed Notation blazer, Hermes collier de chien cuff, Cartier just un clou bangle, details of the DIY necklace, and the smoky quartz statement belt (all own)

How do you stay cool in the summer heat on your way from and to work and warm at work? What are your styling tricks to stay comfortable in the chill of the air condition and the brutal heat outside? Let me know, I am curious how I can help you.

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See this cool style tip to stay comfy on the commute to work and in the AC in the office. Click To Tweet

You can find step by step tips on on layering and what to avoid when layering in these earlier posts. You can find an answer to how to dye a blazer at the link.

Top of the World Style linkup-party

Welcome to the 66th Top of the World Style fashion linkup party. Thanks to all you stylish ladies who linked up last week. Your lovely outfits were so exciting and inspiring.

The Top of the World OOTD Readers’ Fav OOTD was Nancy in her awesome polka dot tulle skirt. You clicked her post the most. She is the blogger at Nancy’s Fashion Style.

#linkup Top of the World OOTD Readers' Fav Nancy
Top of the World OOTD Readers’ Fav Nancy. Photo from her post

Tianna at Storybook Apothecary linked up a very interesting post on swimsuits. I found her point on a size 2 bikini surprising. Her outfit became Top of the World OOTD My Fav.

#linkup Top of the World OOTD My Fav
Top of the World OOTD My Fav Tianna. Photo from her post

Congrats ladies, please grab your respective featured Top of the World OOTD button.

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