What to wear to work in a heatwave? What to wear to work on hot days? When it’s really hot? How to dress for work when the air conditioning at the office is set on low, or even worse, turned off entirely? While summer heatwaves weren’t much of a problem for anyone working at the office the last summer, things are a lot different this summer. We are turning off air conditioners to save energy. But what about the business dress code in the heatwave? Is the business dress code downgrading as we begin to swelter in temperatures topping 30°C? It certainly is! Scroll down to see what to wear to work in a heatwave and learn all about the new heatwave summer business dress code for summer 2023.
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It is true; the usually very strict corporate dress code is being relaxed for summer 2023. Business people have been encouraged to dress more casually in the workplace in a move to avoid excessive use of air conditioners to save energy.
The new summer heatwave business dress code calls for cool power dresses, easy separates, breathable fabrics, and sandals.
Scroll down to see/shop for the best summer heatwave work outfits.
THE BEST SUMMER HEATWAVE WORK OUTFITS
By the way, all the collages and product galleries are pinnable and hyperlinked. Meaning you can shop for all the heatwave summer work outfits simply by clicking on the garments. A link will take you to the store where I found the clicked garment at the most honest price and with the smallest carbon footprint.
POV Most clothes, shoes and accessories are linked to European online fashion stores to ensure you benefit from the current exchange rate and save money due to dollar appreciation.
Still, I wanted to make sure you reduce your carbon footprint while shopping for your heatwave summer work wardrobe. Hence I linked garments to online stores with their warehouses near your city, also.
BUSINESS FORMAL HEATWAVE OUTFITS
Give traditional summer tailoring a modern spin by going for cutouts, pastels, cropped tops, open backs, and slingbacks.
1 CUTOUT DRESS WITH SLINGBACKS
Daytime elegance comes assured with the knee length and quarter sleeves, whilst cutouts make sure you don’t swelter at the office as they set air conditioning on low.
2 WHITE PANTSUIT WITH WHITE WHITE TANK TOP AND PLEXI PUMPS
If you want to keep things low-key and formal, look to exquisite tailoring and sleek silhouettes in white.
Pov make sure you wear a white tank top under the white blazer as you take off the blazer after the general meeting.
3 SHORT PINK SLEEVELESS DRESS WITH MATCHING PUMPS
Long and svelte may be the silhouette for the office for summer. But in summer 2023, we are reaching for slightly shorter dresses that liven up each business formal look. From wide straps to cap sleeves and bold pinks to formal necklines, there is an interesting take to suit every style.
4 CROPPED SHORT SLEEVE TOP WITH WIDE-LEG COTTON PANTS AND PUMPS
Revel in the soothing influence of pastels as airy pink pants and white crop top keep you looking calm and collected. It is hard to keep cool as the days heat up. But we think cropped tops with high waisted pants are the best way to make an elegant statement.
5 OFF THE SHOULDER TOP WITH BLACK SLIM PANTS AND POINTY FLAT MULES
Go for white off the shoulder top, and slim black pants styled with pointy flat mules if you want some smart structure or flaunt those sun-kissed shoulders with off the shoulder style.
6 KNITTED HALTER NECK TOP WITH WIDE-LEG TROUSERS AND PUMPS
Sculpted and knitted, this season’s business formal heatwave outfits speak volumes. Go for a statement-making neckline and simple pants.
7 CUTOUT SLEEVELESS DRESS WITH SLINGBACK PUMPS
There can be something deeply alluring about a darker palette worn in the heat of summer.
Try a black sleeveless cutout dress that will take you from your desk to the bar effortlessly.
BUSINESS CASUAL HEATWAVE OUTFITS
Lighten the mood at the office with charming cool designs in breezy colourways and natural fabrics. From statement tops in cotton, wool or silk and wide-leg pants in tonal variations of pink, to short office dresses and sandals (yes, you can wear sandals for work during a heatwave), these business casual heatwave outfits will put a smile on your face.
Look into separates like tailored shorts that are easy to dress up or dress down. Colourful options are always fun. But don’t ignore the soothing influences of neutral tones when you are caught in the middle of the heatwave.
8 TANK TOP WITH WIDE-LEG LINEN PANTS AND SANDAL MULES
Choose a soothing shade of neutrals or delicate pastels to keep you feeling calm and collected as the heat climbs up. We love swapping out blouses and pencil skirts for tank tops and linen trousers when we want summer work style with a more casual touch.
9 ORANGE SLEEVELESS SHORT KNIT DRESS WITH PLEXI PUMPS
Maximum impact, minimum effort – update your summer work wardrobe with a sleeveless dress for hot summer days.
From vivid jolts of colour to a simple design that flatters to perfection, heatwave work dressing has never been so easy.
10 SHORT SLEEVE SWEATER WITH LINEN PANTS AND FLATS
Go as lightweight as you can for summer work dressing; linen pants will lend themselves to repeat wear this summer.
BUSINESS CASUAL OUTFITS FOR WORKING OUTSIDE IN THE HEAT
While tank tops and sleeveless dresses are our new summer office staples, better cover your shoulders if you work outside. Be smart and protect yourself from sunburn.
11 SHORT WHITE DRESS WITH SANDAL MULES
Airy long sleeve dresses and matching sandal mules are a great way to sample business casual style whilst working outside in the heat.
12 BABY PINK CARDIGAN WITH PLEATED SHORTS AND PUMPS
A smart pair of shorts takes you everywhere. Pair with baby pink cardigan for meetings. Or really show off with a pair of heels for your next business brunch.
13 WHITE CROCHET TOP WITH TAILORED SHORTS AND SANDAL MULES
White summer clothes are perfectly suited for alfresco business activities and pair easily with heels after a busy day.
CASUAL WORK OUTFITS WHEN IT’S BOILING OUTSIDE
Relaxed and at ease, these casual work outfits will make working outdoors when it’s boiling a total breeze.
The crochet fabrics, linen and cotton designs I found for you provide the perfect amount of detail for something elevated that won’t set you down.
14 COTTON SHIRT DRESS WITH DIOR BIRKENSTOCK SANDALS
Whilst striped cotton dresses can sometimes seem a daunting prospect for work, this quarter sleeve shirt dress is here for the hottest summer days. Clever frills along the front and sleeves ensure the perfect casual work outfit.
15 CROCHET TOP WITH LINEN SHORTS AND SANDAL MULES
Intricate fabrics in simple silhouettes are a perfect pairing. Look for crochet tops and navy linen shorts. Styled with white sandal mules, they are the perfect blend of casual and summer smart.
16 LINEN DRESS WITH SLIDES AND A HEADBAND
Finally, on popular demand, how to dress if you work at the bar and you are shifting from two different climates every few moments.
Flowy cutout linen dresses offer a nice touch of movement to counterbalance the high neckline. Pair with a pair of fancy slides and a headband for a touch of sophistication.
FAQ HEATWAVE SUMMER BUSINESS ATTIRE
Something light. Check the best summer heatwave work outfits in this article.
Yes. The business formal dress code is being relaxed for summer 2023
Natural fabrics and simple silhouettes. Check the outfits in this article to find the most fashionable summer heatwave office outfits and the best outdoor summer work outfits for ladies.
If you need to dress business casual but work outside in the heat, try one of the work outfits presented in this article.
A cutout dress is a great option, but also all the summer heatwave outfits presented in this article.
By wearing natural fabrics and cutout garments.
Wear natural fabrics and simple fits that don’t restrict.