Professional Outfits to Wear During the Summer

9 Professional Outfit Ideas for Summer

Summers between college semesters can be a whole new world. Many of us start working full time jobs for the first time ever - and with that comes new rules and changes. Many internships and jobs require a certain standard of dress, but you don’t have to sacrifice style or comfort this summer! Stay fresh and professional in the heat by updating your work wardrobe with these outfit ideas!

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Chinos are a type of twill-fabric pants that have become increasing popular as of late, and come in a variety of colors! When I started working a full-time job, chinos became my best friend!


I get these specific pants from Old Navy, and I LOVE them. They are the perfect weight for summer while still looking professional. They come in several lengths and colors and literally go with anything. Add a touch of professionalism with a nice blouse, necklace, and some cute sandals or flats!


These are SO popular this summer! Add a blazer, and a pair of flats to make your jumpsuit or romper look professional, yet stylish. (I really like the ones sold by PiperandScoot!)


Nothing says professional like a blazer! Match a light-weight blazer with any blouse, and slacks, chinos, or even a nice pair of jeans if your work dress code allows it.

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Short-Sleeve Cardigans and Sweaters

The perfect in-between. If it’s hot outside and cooler inside, throw on one of these! I’ve found some super cute ones at Loft.

Flowy Blouses

There’s no need to sacrifice your own comfort just because you have to dress professionally. Search local boutiques for cute blouses that fit your style! Blouses can be combined with any of the pants mentioned above, as well as classic professional slacks.

A-Line Midi Skirts

Tea-length, or midi skirts, are becoming so popular and are super comfortable! Pair them with a nice top, a statement necklace, and heels for a classy professional outfit!


Classy-professional dresses add such a nice touch to any wardrobe. However, make sure you take into account your work setting! Will you be outside? Will it be windy? Will you be sitting a lot?

Wedges and Sandals

If your job allows you to wear open-toed shoes… take! Advantage! Of! It! This may not always be the case with your future jobs. Brands like Bjorndal, Birkenstocks, and Clarks offer super comfortable and professional looking sandals.

Want more ideas? Pinterest is my best friend when it comes to finding outfits. And most importantly, just be you! You can dress professionally without being plain or boring. Find professional looking outfits that fit YOUR style.

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