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How To Dress Appropriately For The Office In The Summertime

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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.

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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.

Business

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

Law

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

Fashion, Entertainment:

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