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What To Wear To Work When It's Hot AF

Summer months can be a doozy when you want to make sure your outfit is office-friendly, but won't have you dripping sweat after your morning commute. Check out these 17 outfits to help you sort out your wardrobe for those dog days this season!

Flowy Is Best

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We're all about flowy things during those hot summer days, and a kimono is the perfect way to stay work appropriate while also staying cool—and we're not just talking temperature-wise.

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Stay Bubbly

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You might not be allowed to pop the bubbly at work, but sporting an adorable bubble dress is definitely acceptable. This floral print from would definitely be an office favorite.

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Deciding what to wear to work doesn't have to be boring. A fun, ruffled cherry-print dress like this one on @hautecherry make an office-appropriate dress fun to wear.

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Oh, Pleats

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A simple business casual dress gets a serious face lift with the simple addition of pleats. A fitted jacket would look great over a dress @feistymashkni's.

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Flowy Florals

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While you might have to lose the hat after your morning commute, this look from @thefifthsquare is charming and acceptable for most office settings. The quarter-arm sleeve and long length keep it professional while the print makes it fun!

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Peep Those Shoes

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Peep-toe booties paired with a sleeved, knee-length dress is the way to go when it's too hot to fathom slipping on pants for work. Don't forget your oversized sunglasses on the way out the door!

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Go vintage or go home, am I right? This midi, hi-lo skirt on @caribbean_cowgirl can be so versatile and is a striking staple to have on hand this summer.

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Come Sail Away

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This sailboat skirt is everything. The fun print with a light and flowy blouse, like @jennacolgrove rocks, ensures you'll look professional while feeling great.

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Layer In Lace

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Lace's breathable fabric makes it ideal for those hot July days that you can't spend lounging on the beach. We love how @excessivelysew pairs it with a light-colored skirt and a pair of nude heels to keep it professional, but totally stylish. That delicious cup of coffee in her hand really finishes the look, TBH.

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Pencil Me In

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A pencil skirt that's not as structured will give you a little more breathing room in a stuffy office. Add a lightweight blouse with some statement jewelry, and nobody will guess you just came in from the heat!

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Work It

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We'd wear this dress on @twentythirtyfortyblog every single day of the summer if we could. It's like wearing your favorite Oxford style shirt, except without pants. Win/win.

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Get Graphic

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Some days a humid morning will have you wanting to throw on a t-shirt and call it good. Pair your favorite graphic tee with a knee-length skirt and some bold accessories (and a doughnut if you want to rock it like @scalesofstyle did), and you've got yourself an office-ready outfit that won't weigh you down.

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Breathable fabrics are the only way to go in the summer. Go loose without looking frumpy in some wide-leg trousers and a tucked in blouse. We cannot get enough of those pants on @helloworkwear!

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Keeping It Cool

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Wearing black is always tempting no matter what the occasion, but sometimes, the hottest days call for the lightest colors. Opt for pastels and light neutrals to keep you cool on your commute. We're loving the high-waisted trousers on @mariesbazaar!

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Go Denim Or Go Home

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Denim over floral is always (and we mean always) a good choice. Keep your look fun and wearable, while still being ready for a surprise meeting with your boss. Plus—you'll look great for happy hour with your coworkers when you get off!

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Statement Pieces

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Amp up a simple, office-friendly dress with a major statement piece. Whether it be shoes or accessories (like that necklace on @stephanienadia), your look will say "fabulous" and "ready to kick butt" at the same time.

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Off-the-shoulder styles are nearly impossible not to come by this summer, and that even means in the office. The subtle OTS neckline of this dress from @apple_dress_shop makes you feel fabulous, and the oh-so-flowy bottom is the perfect length to keep you nice and cool.

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