Chic in the Heat: Summer Work Wardrobe on a Budget

Your guide to staying stylish, business-appropriate and comfortable when the barometer spikes (13 Photos)

Lauren Bernstein on May 10, 2011 at 5:02PM

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Chic in the Heat: Summer Work Wardrobe on a Budget

Anthro, L.L. Bean, Charm and Chain, Steve Madden, Michael Kors

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The Scarf Blouse

If you’re worried about a sleeveless top looking too bare, go for a tie-neck blouse which makes up in polished panache what it lacks in sleeves. This navy-and-white stripe top from Portrait of a Girl works with a basic white pencil skirt, a chunky gold rope bracelet that echoes the maritime feel of the top, and cut-out flower flats from MICHAEL Michael Kors.

Portrait of a Girl Wrap Around Blouse ($98 at Anthropologie)
L.L. Bean Bayside Twill Skirt, Straight Hidden Comfort Waist ($29.95 at L.L. Bean)
Kenneth Jay Lane Gold Triple Twist Bracelet ($100 at Charm and Chain)
Steve Madden Bcecile Bag ($98 at Steve Madden)
MICHAEL Michael Kors Go Go Ballet Flat ($98 at Michael Kors)

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