Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Don't look too hot in the heat

Tonya Garcia had a story on what to wear at the office in summer—and what not to. The tips came from Kate Powell at Style for Hire, a network of personal stylists including Stacy London of “What Not to Wear” fame.

You know those gals on TV (The Glades, Covert Affairs, CSI Miami) who wear basically swimsuits to work? Don’t.

Wear a suit, but pick lightweight cloth with a subtle pattern.

Express your personality with color. Add some fun bold pieces. I recently got a little chiffon scarf for my neck from eBay—it was marked “vintage.” I guess I missed the look. I am vintage.

Plum and burgundy are now neutrals—remember that.

Stick with natural fabrics—cotton, linen, silk—they don’t stink up and make you hot.

Shoes can pop—they are making better-colored laceups and deck shoes for men, even. For women, maybe an animal print shoe.

Above all—your body may be hot, but that doesn’t mean you should bare it at work in a sundress.

Judgment, people, judgment!

Pix from Banana Republic.

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