The longer sunny days and sweltering heat can only mean one thing—the summer is here. And what better what to kick-start the season than by sprucing up your work wardrobe and dressing accordingly? To help you sizzle in the office this summer while simultaneously working to be eco-friendly, consider giving-in to these fashion-forward trends.
Nothing screams summer more than a crisp white blouse, like this one offered by Bodkin Crocus. Made of organic cotton, this blouse gives a new twist on the basic button down office shirt—it’s longer in the back and shorter in the front which means you can pair it up with some high-waisted pants or skirt for the office, or you can tie it up in the front and add some shorts for
a sexy summer look on the weekend. Not to mention, the color will help your sun-kissed skin glow a little brighter.
If you would prefer to let your legs breathe a little bit, go for a white hot summer dress—like this one from Kelly b Couture. While it’s a bit pricey, this dress (which is made from organic cotton voile) is a great investment due to its versatility—have to meet up some friends for happy hour or have a hot date after work? Pair this dress with a blazer or light cardigan for the office and then simply take it off whenever 5 o’clock strolls around to be ready for any after-work occasion.
Light and Airy
Because the summer is all about keeping cool, if you’re going to wear pants to work at least try to wear pants made from less constraining material like linen. Not only are linen pants like the ones offered by Ellen Fisher perfect for the summer because they’re light and airy, but linen is also one of the most sustainable materials in the world.
Fun and Flirty Footwear
While sandals are usually the go-to summer shoe, if you aren’t too fond of flats or your office has a strict policy about open toe shoes, another summer alternative are some eco-friendly wedges, like these offered by vegan-company Beyond Skin. The flower accent and bright tropical color makes them the perfect shoe for the summer—and as a plus they’re made from recycled material.
If you ever decide to take a break from heels and want to opt for some flats, try these Natural Crochet Canvas Split Body Flats from Rocket Dog or these flats from Tom’s—not only is crochet a popular summer material that is safe for the environment, but they also let your feet breathe a little bit too.
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