We associate Business Casual style often with muted colors or neutrals. If muted colors are not in your flattering palette and you are bored wearing a neutral uniform and/or you are more drawn to bold color in summer, this post is for you. Read to convince yourself that you can create bold color summer business casual outfits.
- What Are the Summer Business Casual Dressing Challenges?
- Styling an Bold Color Summer Business Casual Outfit
- How You Can Alter this Look
- Top of the World Style linkup party No. 263
What Are the Summer Business Casual Dressing Challenges?
How to beat the summer office outfit challenge in one question. It’s warm outside and chilly or cool at the office, in public transportation or the own vehicle. Another aspect is that summer clothes especially light (comfortable) cotton-print dresses are typically cheaper than cold season clothes and easily look frumpy.
The other big question is how to style work appropriate separates looks that go beyond the traditional color scheme of all neutrals. Many women feel that in summer they want their summer business casual outfit to reflect the season.
Styling an Bold Color Summer Business Casual Outfit
Many of us look washed out in the light or slightly muted colors typically worn in summer because out favorable colors are bright or deep. Thus, another option than the one shown in the LOTD is to wear one of the typical summer neutral colors on the bottom and a bold fashion color on the top. Read more about great color combination in this guide.
When your work dress code does not require pantyhose, skip them for comfort on very hot days. However, keep in mind they are awesome to create a flawless leg look as they hide spider veins or even out non-tanned skin.
When the work code requires hosiery, stockings have come a long way. Why not giving them a try?
How You Can Alter this Look
When the AC of your office is over-performing, a cardigan or light sweater in pink look great with this outfit. When you add a black cardigan go with a black belt and black heels instead of the purple belt and pink heels.
The shirt-skirt look also works with purple or nude pumps or a pink belt. On a rainy day, a taupe or black trench coat are a great option to protect yourself from the elements.
Instead of accentuating your waist by a belt, you could tuck in the blouse (which looks very conservative) or do a half-tuck. The look may work with a classic neutral color blazer in the fashion forward corporate style world as well.
Wrapping Up Bold Color Summer Business Casual Outfit
For an interesting summer business casual look try to look for classic cuts in non-neutral colors to make a style or fashion statement and stick out of the crowd of blue, black, brown, tan, beige and grey clothes. See the post at the link for more ideas on how to look great with more than 3 colors in one outfit.
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