By Danielle Workman |Staff Writer|
With summer on its way, our minds tend to drift to flip flops, bathing suits and fruity drinks. But it is crucial to stay professional within the work setting during these hot summer months.
A few ways to feel like you are sitting with an ocean view instead of an office desk relies on your wardrobe.
Students around campus share their favorite styles in the work place to stay summer chic.
“I think the key is in the details. Use summer colors that are bright and have fun with jewelry,” said student Chelsi Chastain.
Pairing bold and bright colors with fun jewelry is a great way to feel you are some place other than the office.
Maxi dresses and skirts are a great way to go to keep the summer vibe in the office.
Maxi dresses are long, light, flowy and usually decorated with a fun print. Pair a maxi with your favorite wedges and tie your hair up in a fun bun.
Maxi skirts like dresses, but it calls for a little more creativity. Wear a solid color maxi skirt and pair it with a patterned top.
Add some chunky jewelry, bangles, a statement necklace or big rings and braid your hair out of your face.
If you prefer wearing dress slacks or pencil skirts, mix it up by pairing it with a fun printed blouse like polka dots.
“I dress up my high waisted skirts by pairing them with peep-toe heels and a light blouse. This keeps me looking sharp in the workplace without dying from heat stroke,” said student Tasi Hogan.
Adding a little print or pattern completely changes an outfit from drab to fab!
“As a photographer, it is crucial that I am not only looking professional, but I am comfortable. I can be on my feet, crouching down or on my tip toes for hours. I like to wear all black because it is professional. I create my summer vibe by adding a flower in my hair with a few pieces of sparkly jewelry to match,” said student Megan DiLello.
If there is a dress code and you have to wear specific clothing, add some “YOUnique” qualities to your outfit, like a studded head band, a ribbon to tie off your bun or some signature bracelets.
Student Vanessa Mejia works at the Recreation Center and she explains how she brightens up her uniform.
“I like to wear lots of accessories like bright watches, rings and my favorite sunflower earrings,” said Mejia.
Just by adding the simplest of details to your work wardrobe it can help you feel like you are part of the summer crowd.
It can become mundane going day in and day out to the office, when your friends are relaxing on the beach. Don’t let that drag you down!
Let your colorful wardrobe be the sunshine in the office and brighten the mood!