Warm summer days can sometimes signify a more casual look at times. We tend to see more skin. Bare legs. Bare arms. Sleeveless dresses. Fewer jackets. Opened toe shoes.
It can be confusing how much skin should you show or how casual can you dress without comprising your professionalism.
The image consultant catalog of rules says that if you break a rule or two you're OK but if you break too many rules you lose your look.
Are you going to show off your neckline, arms or legs. Doing all three - eludes too much skin. Especially if you work in a male dominated environment.
My Business Casual philosophy: A comfortably relaxed version of classic business attire, with no sacrifice of professionalism or personal power.
Feeling comfortable in your own skin is Confidence.
If you have a tinge of hesitancy if you're dressed appropriately, I suggest taking one last look in your FULL length mirror to make sure you're not sacrificing your personal power.
Lets explore some ways to feel lighter in your dress without comprising professionalism.
5 Ways to Rock Your Summer Business Casual Look!
#1 TIP Add a lighter color - pastels in blue, white, beige, the new blush pink. Or it may be just one pastel wardrobe piece you add with black or navy.
#2 TIP Add a classy sandal to complete your professional pulled together look.
#3 TIP My favorite pantyhose. If covering your legs is a must for you try the Donna Karen / The Nudes hosiery that are toeless or sheer.
The Nudes give your legs a polished professional look without looking like you're wearing pantyhose.
#4 TIP Focus on your accessories with a great simple sheath dress.
#5 TIP Add a sweater or jacket for those important business meetings. Jackets always add authority.
Have an incredibly stylish summer.