Q. What's the best suit alternative in this sweltering heat? I can't bear the idea of wearing a suit in summer, but need to look pulled together and professional on occasion for work. I am more of a pants girl, so I don't have a lot of dresses or skirts. Thanks!
A. For women who prefer wearing pants, the key to dressing comfortably in the summer heat for work is to choose lightweight, breathable pieces. We created 3 looks below using skinny summer pants, silk blend slouchy pants and twill trousers. Start by adding a pretty summer blouse which can either be worn by itself or with a belt. Layer a lightweight cardigan or summer blazer over your blouse to change up the look. You can always remove the outer layer when you head outside for lunch or commute to work.
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