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

Old Navy, Topshop, A.P.C., Nine West, Piperlime

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The White Trouser

Trade in pinstripe wool for a cotton trouser in bright white. Opt for a wide-leg and a high-waist to make this roomy style appear sleek instead of slouchy. A navy silk blouse is a nod to the nautical without looking seaworthy, and a silk stripe bag and pointed-toe pumps elevate this daytime look. Bonus: when worn with heels, high-waist wide-leg pants give the illusion of longer legs.

Old Navy Women’s Perfect Khakis ($29.50 at Old Navy)
Topshop Twist Hem Blouse ($80 at Topshop)
A.P.C. Horse Medallion Necklace ($70 at A.P.C.)
Nine West Paula Satchel ($98 at Nine West)
Lauren by Ralph Lauren Vella Pump ($98 at Piperlime)

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