NEW YORK (WLNY) – Regardless of the season, most of us have to work — and that means dressing appropriately for the office.
The hot and sunny weather is also a chance to lighten up our looks and think outside the box.
Lori Bergamotto, style editor for Lucky magazine, visited The Couch with a few ideas to make a statement and tastefully show off your personality at the workplace this season. She broke down fashionable looks for those with careers in business, law, media, fashion and entertainment.
Make a statement at the office this summer and wear a bright color with a light ruching around the waist. The Avon Ruched Waist Dress is made from polyester knit spandex that hangs beautifully on the body. The ruching pulls at the waist so it’s flattering on all shapes. The dress is washable and under $30. Pair with a heel to power up your look.
Avon Ruched Waist Dress:$29.99 www.avon.com
Avon Strappy Heel: $40 www.avon.com
Berry Brown Tote: $1650 www.berrybrownny.com
Working in law doesn’t always mean wearing a black and white suit. Ensure your look is both work and evening appropriate by choosing versatile dresses that look just as good in the boardroom as at a high profile event. Bold shifts are cool and comfortable to wear in the summer. Pair this dress with a simple yet sophisticated black heel to go from office to court.
NUE by Shani Dress:$280 www.newyorkdress.com
Nine West Sandals: $89 www.macys.com
Ralph Lauren Tote: $198.00 www.macys.com
Media, Marketing, Advertising, PR
Working in the media allows a more relaxed approach to workplace dressing, and is a great opportunity for showing off your individuality. Show your creative side by wearing fun prints with a neutral staple. Pair the look with a bold colored blazer and a statement necklace to stand out.
Rory Beca Blazer $203 www.rorybeca.com
Gap tank $$18.50 www.gap.com
Zara pant $59.90 www.zara.com
Gap wedge $69.95 www.gap.com
Street Level bag:$50 www.nastygal.com
Working in the fashion and entertainment industries often means having to stand out amongst the trendy elite. Stay professional yet standout edgy with this chic Eileen Fisher ombre silk top along with a pair of waxed black denim jeans. Stay fresh with a pair of neon heels and silver envelope clutch.
Eileen Fisher Top:$218 www.eileenfisher.com
Organic Cotton Waxed Denim:$178 www.eileenfisher.com
Melie Bianco Clutch: $64 www.karmaloop.com
Steve Madden Shoes: $79.95 www.stevemadden.com