Summer does not make wearing suits a whole lot of fun. Unfortunatly most days this is your required ensemble. Don’t worry cooler fall temps are right around the corner; but for now we need to get you into Workchic Summer suits. Lawyers, legal aids, and even judges are required to keep a business professional demeanor in and out of the courtroom.
When you think of wool, you usually think winter. Wool is a natural fiber and will breathe better then synthetics in hot temperatures. Plus it will keep you comfortable if you are in a room with heavy air conditioning. Look for suits in light weight wool for the summer months. This style from Charles Tyrwhitt has a traditional pinstripe on light grey. The pants are only lined to the knee for added breath-ability. Soft Pink gives some subtle color to a grey suit. This style from Thomas Pink has three quarter sleeves so that it is still professional if you take off your jacket, yet cooler with it on. We finished the look with an Anne Klein pointed toe pump and simple silver jewelery.
Light Grey Stripe Lightweight Wool Trouser
Light Grey Stripe Lightweight Wool Jacket
Pink Strada Plain Women's 3/4 Length Sleeve Shirt
Women’s shoes: AK Anne Klein Christa – Black leather
Sterling Silver Fancy Oval Links Necklace – 17
Kenneth Cole New York KC4497 (Women’s) – Stainless Steel/Natural
Another great fabric in the summer is cotton. Again this is a natural fiber. Most styles that you find will be blended to improve the structure and hand of the garment. The style we found at Banana Republic is Cotton/Rayon/Spandex. We like the moonlight shade as opposed to white or khaki. Offsetting the light color with a deep plum blouse gives the suit dimension. We kept the belt and shoes in neutral shades and picked the plum back up in a structured tapestry tote for holding important paperwork.
Women: Sleek flap-pocket blazer – Moonlight
Women: 718 Martin sleek straight pant – Moonlight
Women: Linen/cotton embroidered blouse – Black raspberry
Women’s Merona Trouser Buckle Belt – Tan
Bandolino Women’s Jaelle Detailed Sling
Women’s handbags: 7 For All Mankind Malabo Tote – Berry
If you have any casual days in the office, this probably actually means business casual. We still would not pull out blue jeans. Try a nice pencil skirt and ruffled blouse instead. This skirt has a sophisticated herringbone pattern. To give the neutral outfit some personal style we added a satchel with woven salmon sides and multi colored clover bracelet.
Antonio Melani “Ramsey” Pencil Skirt
ABS by Allen Schwartz Ruffled Blouse
Charles By Charles David Women’s Pompadour Pump
Women’s handbags: 7 For All Mankind Leather Link Satchel – salmon/khaki
Liz Claiborne New York Wide Bangle Bracelet
Liz Claiborne New York Interlock Earrings
Working in a law firm and looking Workchic, no problem! You have all the tools you need to dress to impress this summer. Remember natural fibers will be more comfortable and keep you cool in heated situations.