This week has had quite a circle of events starting with the temperatures rising to 99 degrees, ironically making our air conditioning unit fail in my office. Needless to say, I didn’t plan on working in 86 degree temperatures, but I have a serious feeling that this is how summer might be this year… a scorcher.
So with client meetings and just essentially fending for your live in the heat, finding the perfect business professional outfit to adjust to the heat was a necessity. Pants obviously not an option, so I sifted through my closet and found one of my favorite summer staples, the shirtdress. I like to believe the shirtdress originated from women wearing mens oversized dress shirts and turning them into a simple dress for every day. They seem to have a tomboy-meets-girl vibe, but more feminine touch from its androgynous counterpart. Whatever the case, it was an answer to my sweaty prayers this week. Especially this menswear-inspired striped tie-waist shirtdress that I picked up. I couldn’t resist the tie waist, eliminating the need for a heavy belt that would just add more to the extreme heat.
From a mini to maxi shirtdress, there are so many options to choose from. It’s almost too easy to find yourself a few options to add to your wardrobe this summer. Check out a few of my favorites and beat the heat:
Photos: Haley Nord