Top 10 Summer Wear To Work Essentials

This Is What Our Staff Wears To The Office In The Dead Of Summer, And We Work In The South

This Is What Our Staff Wears To The Office In The Dead Of Summer, And We Work In The South

Given that the Rank & Style office is located smack-dab in the middle of Texas, it's safe to say that we know a thing or two about dressing for the office when it's hot out. While tie-front tops and cut-off shorts are probably all you want to slip into in the summer heat and humidity, they're not always the most practical options for the workplace. On the other hand, heavy blazers and trousers can result in quite the sweaty commute. To help you survive the scorching heat in style, we've rounded up the Rank & Style staff's favorite summer wear-to-work essentials below. From basic tees and blouses to breezy skirts and dresses (and a few cute accessories for good measure), these are the office-appropriate pieces we count on for staying cool—in every sense of the word. Keep scrolling to shop the Top 10 and stock up on your favorites. Opening image: @sam_edelman

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July 26, 2019

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COS Asymmetric-Hem Skirt

STAFF SAYS: "I love this midi skirt for a summer work piece! It's on-trend, keeps me cool, and while I'm digging the bright yellow, the beige and black are great options for a more conservative office. I've been throwing on a tank and wedges to wear this out at night too!"—Dalton Young, Rank & Style COO

Mango Buttoned Textured Dress

STAFF SAYS: "An oversized dress is a must for me during the summer. I love something that won't cling to my body, yet still feels fun and feminine. I saw this new arrival from Mango last week and immediately thought 'new office dress!' It's also under $60, which makes it one good fashion steal."—Meredith Rimmer, Rank & Style Managing Editor

AGOLDE Pinch Waist Jeans

STAFF SAYS: "These are my go-to jeans for work! The ultra-high rise is super flattering, and the slight flare, ankle-grazing crop, and classic wash make them a little more polished than your typical mom jeans." —Kate Ferris, Rank & Style Staff Writer

Anine Bing Vintage Bing Tee

STAFF SAYS: “Anine Bing graphic tees are my holy grail, especially in the summertime! They're so easy to throw on with jeans and sneakers but also pair equally well with a leopard midi skirt and heels. One of the most versatile pieces in my closet.”—Emma Manning, Rank & Style Brand & Marketing Manager

Golden Goose White Glitter Superstar Sneakers

STAFF SAYS: "These sneakers have been worth every penny. They work in every season and go with almost anything. I love pairing them with a structured blouse and jeans for the office." —Taylor Ohlenburger, Rank & Style Site Merchandising Associate

Lele Sadoughi Tie-Dye Knotted Headband

STAFF SAYS: "I have a hair accessory addiction, and these headbands are a favorite. Plus, they make second-day hair look fabulous!" —Jamie Chandlee, Rank & Style CEO

Madewell White Cotton Courier Shirt

STAFF SAYS: “I love this classic button-down! Its made of super breathable material and it's perfect to pair with denim shorts.”—Pilar Pitalue, Rank & Style Digital Marketing Assistant

Cuyana Classic Structured Leather Tote

STAFF SAYS: "This bag is just as durable as it is beautiful, so it's perfect for work. The pebbled leather is really pretty and doesn't show scratches or wear, and the straps are strong enough to hold all the weight I give it." —Kate Ferris, Rank & Style Staff Writer

Everlane The Cotton Collarless Belted Shirtdress

STAFF SAYS: "This is the best dress for hot summer days in the office! It's sharp, professional, flattering, and cool enough for the hottest months here in Texas!" —Beth Zerdecki, Rank & Style Chief Product & Marketing Officer

Sam Edelman Loraine Loafer

STAFF SAYS: "These are the softest leather loafers I’ve ever worn and they go with EVERYTHING. The gold details are perfect for a more polished look." —Emily Carter, Rank & Style Digital Marketing Manager

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