Summer may be the time to sit back and unwind, but that doesn’t mean our nine-to-five hustle comes to a screeching halt. The longest (and hottest) days of the year can make it challenging to find the right balance between comfort and your office dress code. That’s why we’ve turned to the lighter, brighter versions of our go-to business casual superhero. Look like a million bucks without breaking a sweat in our favorite summer blazers.
This ladder-back cutout blazer offers ultra-stylish ventilation and wins bonus points for its light, summery hue. The details stand out beautifully against a dark, delicately patterned fit and flare dress. If you’re feeling more daring, throw over an open-back dress for an easy transition from the office to happy hour plans on the patio.
Swap out your usual dark shades for a bright pop of color. Combine this borrowed-from-the-boys shape with a feminine twist-waist dress in an equally bright, abstract print. For a more conservative ensemble, wear with an airy, front-tucked tank and wide-leg linen pants in classic colors such as navy or ivory.
Keep comfortable in this lightweight cotton-blend blazer, a lyocell tank, and breezy joggers. Choose a fun print, such as an upbeat floral or bold stripe, to stand out from the crowd. For an even chicer take on this look, pair this blossom-covered blazer with a flowy steel gray or olive jumpsuit with a jogger cuff.