Summertime Business Chic

Summertime and business really shouldn’t mix in our unsolicited opinion.  We should all have summers off.  Truly – look at it outside and tell us we are crazy for thinking that.  No?  We thought so.  Nevertheless, we don’t!  So…how do you make summertime business time look a little more chic??  Yah…we wonder that all the time!  In the office, off to a meeting, out for a liquid lunch – all of it requires looking businesslike but looking chic too – this week we are doing just that!

Michelle’s office is generally a little more casual than most but when it comes to meetings, events, coffees and lunches, she can business chic it with the best of them!  She goes in layers because in the summer it’s baltic in her office and scorching outside so it’s nice to be able to adapt quick and easily.  She does this by wearing a slip under her navy button down dress and a sleeveless white vest over top.  It replaces the jacket you sport all fall and winter and gives a little more warmth inside.

Summertime business chic also means summertime business accessories!  This Prada bag is the perfect size for a notebook and an ipad to fit in!  The flat espadrilles with the pearl accents make the outfit a little more dressy and make it easier to hoof around downtown between meetings.

Dress here | Vest here | Purse here | Shoes here | Bracelets here and here |

Obviously like Michelle, Samantha went the dress route.  It has been roasting hot and difficult for us to handle so dress pants would be a strong no go.  This polka dot beauty let’s some fun light summer colours come through while not being overwhelmingly colourful.  After all, we are certain you know how we feel about too many colours.

We’ve paired this dress with some cute peep-toed heeled booties to keep it professional yet summer-y.  Summer-y=airy in this scenario.  We’ve also added sunglasses (it’s bright out there folks!!!) and our trusty Chloe bag.  Our Chloe bag has been our summer go-to.  It’s light and a perfect colour to match any summer outfit we’re rocking.

Dress (original Ted Baker) similar here and here | Shoes here | Sunnies Here |

How is your summertime business chic attire going?

XO

Michelle & Samantha

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