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Summer Outfit Ideas for the Office

06/22/2015 05:03 am ET | Updated Jun 22, 2016
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Even at 90 degrees, you can be a professional. Here are some new outfit ideas for when it's blazing hot.

Business Professional
For strict offices where you need to keep covered, think loose. A feminine blouse and a breezy midi skirt won't stick to your skin like that pencil suit. For accessories, try statement earrings to accentuate however you've pulled your hair back. Get the look.

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Business Casual
If your workplace allows for a bit more experimentation, we love a pair of tapered trousers with a draped blouse and funky brogues. Get the look.

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Creative Start-Up
Tech and media folks, get in on this of-the-moment combo: gigantic palazzo pants coupled with a sleeveless trench vest. You'll look like a boss--but a cool one. Get the look.

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Creative Freelancer
If you're running all over town from meeting to meeting, the key here is layering. Invest in a nice cotton shirtdress that you can top with your favorite jacket (only once you're safely inside an air-conditioned space). Get the look.

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Summer Fridays (Professional)
Think: Peggy Olson vibes. A structured little sundress and pointed flats will keep you looking classy, while a trendy mini bag and double-stud earrings can take you to happy hour afterward. Get the look.

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Summer Fridays (Casual)
This is a no-skinny-jeans zone. Instead, opt for chambray culottes to let, um, things breathe. It's a much better way to kick-start your weekend. Get the look.

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