As summer nears and you start changing your wardrobe from the darker colors and longer lengths of winter, everything starts to look brighter. But, just because it’s hot outside doesn’t mean your company’s dress code needs to go out the window.
In fact, if you’re a manager, it’s probably a good idea to send out a little dress code reminder before it gets too hot. It’s easier to remind people than it is to have to send someone home for wearing something inappropriate.
And what is inappropriate in the office? Well, of course, that is going to vary from place to place. But, the reality is, with the advent of air conditioning, most offices aren’t warmer in the summer than in the winter. So a good rule of thumb is that if you wouldn’t wear something with this length and this cut during winter, you shouldn’t wear it in the summer. (Color is a different thing!)
If your company’s dress code is vague, or merely based on looking around at what the boss wears, here are some general guidelines for summer dress code wear.