Depending on your job, your work wardrobe could be a breeze. In just about every job though, there are times – meetings or interviews, let’s say – when more effort is required to look ultra business-like. For that mid-summer heat, there’s one shirt that keeps you extra cool and looks perfectly professional: the sleeveless button-down.
You might recall one of my recent work outfits including a sleeveless tee from THIS POST. If your workplace doesn’t have a super strict dress code, the tee can be styled to look quite professional. When you really want to impress your client or boss or someone else with your savvy work style, however, I would instead recommend the sleeveless button-down.
It goes nicely with a blazer for those times when air conditioning is set for male metabolisms. That is, about ten degrees below what is comfortable for us women.
I chose a jacket in power-red. And to go with it, nude-colored pumps make the look more summery yet conservative.
When the air conditioning conks out or you’re really getting in the mode to roll up your sleeves, a sleeveless shirt is a treat. I’m wearing my button-down untucked, which I believe still looks polished. That is, since I’ve gone pretty monotone otherwise. A silk pussy bow blouse like one I wore HERE is another option for wearing a sleeveless yet still businessy look.
Now I suppose there are some workplaces still in the Stone Age that don’t allow bare arms. I really hope that isn’t your lot! I work in a Bay Area courthouse, where we definitely have dress protocols. And fortunately, I see plenty of women wearing a top like this one. Hope you like the outfit!
I wore: Wallmann shirt / Kate Spade pants / Theory blazer / Jimmy Choo pumps / Furla bag / Prada sunglasses
A really nice look. Thanks for sharing!
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Glad you like it, Maria! xo
You’re, without any doubt, super professional, so classy, and absolutely elegant!
Red & black is one of my fave color combos!
Thanks so much, Paola! You look gorgeous in that combination. xx
Very elegant and spot on for the office. Easy to wear and cooling – the perfect combination. Jacqui
You’re right, Jacqui. It’s very easy to wear. Have a great weekend! xo
Super chic darling! Love black paired with red xx
Thanks, Dominique! xx
You absolutely can’t fill your wardrobe with too many of this style of shirt, they can be so handy and versatile! Love the bright pop of colour in the blazer too, very stylish 🙂
Thanks, Gabrielle! xo
Your outfit looks super stylish!
Have a lovely day!
Thanks, Kris! You have a lovely day too! xx
You look so professional and chic, I adore this outfit. Have a fantastic weekend!
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Thanks, Camila! You have a fantastic weekend too! Xo
Great look, thanks for sharing
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Thank you, Liz! xx
This is beautiful – love this post! Beautiful outfit!! 🙂
Thanks, Layla! xo
Great outfit! Looks lovely on you x
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Thanks, Tiffany! xo
Chic look & love the location
Thanks, Kara! xo
Such a great, versatile top!
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So true, Amy! Have a great week! xo