Summer Work Staples You’ll Actually Want To Wear

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Making the most of your office wardrobe can be challenging in the dead of summer—tailored pieces and structured workday separates suddenly feel stifling in toasty temps. While some have the luxury of donning T-shirts to work, the rest of us must strive to source polished alternatives, so naturally, we’ve done the legwork for you. Behold, the best beautiful-yet-breathable options ranging from sleeveless silhouettes to lighter-than-air fabrics, complete with uber-chic accessories to finish your look.

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A sleeveless shift is a sharp yet breathable option for sunny office style. Pair with neutral pumps for a chic finish.

White leather loafers look pristine with wide-leg trousers or a mid-length skirt.

A structured shoulder bag adds professional polish to any ensemble, from jeans to summer suiting.

A vest is a great (and cooler) alternative to a blazer—layer over a sleeveless dress or tank-and-skirt combo.

Lace-up flats look equal parts sleek and stylish with anything from midi dresses to cropped trousers.

A delicate lariat necklace adds a dose of cool to warm-weather work attire whether layered with dainty pieces or on its own.

Tuck a silk-blend tank into everything from skirts to trousers.

A rose-gold watch spruces up cool cotton separates.

Embrace the backless trend by stepping into these buttery soft loafers as an accompaniment to dresses, skirts or trousers.

Cropped culottes are breathable yet chic when paired with a lightweight shell top and statement sandals.

Crisp white pumps exude summer style when teamed with breezy pants or a pleated skirt.