40 Cute Summer Work Outfits 2022 — What to Wear to the Office in the Summer

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Most of us can probably agree that dressing for summer isn’t super difficult. (I mean, cut-offs and T-shirts are a combo that always hits.) But when you need a ‘fit that will keep you cool in a more professional setting, things can get a lil tricky. For most work environments, denim shorts and a crop top just aren’t gonna cut it—but you don’t want to feel miserable when the temps are reaching record highs. So, um, what the heck are you supposed to wear to the office (or even a profesh Zoom meeting) during the summer?

Let’s start with what’s pretty much the best trick in the book: layering. This is key when you’re moving between 90 degree weather and 65 degree office A/C all day. Keeping a lightweight or sleeveless top on whenever you’re wearing trousers, jeans, or a skirt is definitely a must—especially if you’re gonna top it with a blazer or cardigan while indoors. And on that note, you might as well keep some sort of outerwear on-hand at your workplace if you get chilly easily. That way, you can dress for the temperature outside instead of inside (and won’t melt as soon as you leave for the day).

Of course, if you’re looking for a lil inspo, we’ve got you covered—just not too covered. From chic suiting to elevated casual looks, peep 40 seriously cute summer work outfits, below.

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1

A Tee and Trousers

Pleated Ankle Length Trouser

This classic combo will serve you well all season long. Just add your favorite sandals, heels, or even sneakers.

2

A Tank and Blazer

Wide-Strap Square Neck Tank

Toss on a lightweight blazer over a structured tank, and you’re set.

3

A Bow-Front Dress

Bow Modal Dress

For a lil more formal look, this bow-front dress is a great option. The short sleeves will help keep you cool all day, too!

4

White Jeans and a Button-Down

Veronica Beard Calisto Shirt

Dress up white jeans with a striped button-down. This one from Veronica Beard has such a cute collar moment going on.

5

A Bright Shirt Dress

Maeve Oversized Button-Up Shirt

Wear this button-up as a dress (depending on how short it is on you, obvi) or with trousers for a laidback look.

6

A Linen Mini Skirt

Linen Mini Skirt

Linen is the fabric of summer for good reason. It looks so chic and keeps you from overheating.

7

A Short Suit Set

Tailored Bermuda Short

Yes, you can wear shorts to the office! This suit set in the prettiest powder blue is such an easy way to do it.

8

A Denim Jumpsuit

Anessa Short Sleeve Jumpsuit

Sometimes it’s a little too hot for denim—but on a breezy (or rainy) day, this jumpsuit makes for a great pick.

9

Trousers and a Cropped Tee

Brushed Scuba Pant

Stay comfy in a pair of stretchy trousers and cropped tee this summer. Worn with fun jewelry and cute shoes, it’s ideal for a chill office look.

10

A Plaid Midi

Plaid Tie-Waist Midi Dress

This dress can take you from the boardroom to happy hour without a hitch.

11

A Silky Set

Plus Size Satin Oversized Collared Shirt

A set that feels like pajamas but looks super luxe? Sign me up.

12

A Two-Tone White Look

Ava Wrap Top

If you’re trying to avoid wearing black in the hottest months (I get it), opt for mixing two different shades of white for a chic vibe.

13

A Gingham Mini

Puff-Sleeve Waist-Defined Gingham Mini Wrap Dress

Gingham is so cute for the summer—and this mini wrap dress proves it.

14

A Bright Blouse

Printed Button Down

‘Tis the season to go bold! This bright button-down will pair so well with all your fave summer pants.

15

A Tried-and-True Combo

The Boss Shirt 2.0

It doesn’t get much better than a white button-down and jeans, people!

16

A Floral Dress

Velika Midi Dress

For when you’re really feeling the summer spirit, a floral dress is perf.

17

Wide-Leg Jeans and Loafers

Superwide-Leg Jeans in Olcott Wash: Pleated Edition

If you work in a casual office, try a pair of wide-leg jeans with a graphic tee and loafers. Don’t forget the cardi to wear if the A/C is too chilly!

18

A Silk Tank and Pants

Gia Silk Shell

Talk about sophistication, baby. This set is luxe, gorgeous, and cool enough to wear all summer long.

19

A Belted Dress

Polo Midi Dress

Add a belt to your fave midi dresses this season and call it a day. We love a simple ‘fit.

20

A Short-Sleeve Bodysuit

Collared Bodysuit

Tired of tucking in your blouses? This bodysuit is about to change your workwear game, bb.

21

A Tee and Mini Skirt

Short-Sleeve T-Shirt With Shoulder Pads

This T-shirt features retro shoulder pads, making it elevated enough to pair with a fun mini skirt for work.

22

A Pastel ‘Fit

Sam Pant Celery

This monochrome look is so cute, you’ll probably find yourself wearing it on the weekends, too.

23

An Oversized Dress

Oversized Shirt Dress

On days you really don’t feel like putting in effort, toss on an oversized shirt dress with your fave summer shoes.

24

A Pop of Color

Corinne Tee

Brights really are a great way to add some fun to your summer wardrobe—and this tee is so versatile!

25

An All-White Suit

Straight Suit Pants

If you’re gonna wear a full suit this summer, try it in a white hue for a sleek look that won’t have you overheating.

26

A Dress and Sneakers

Collared Printed Midi Dress

Pairing your go-to dress with some cute sneakers is the ideal way to dress for a chill day at the office, IMO.

27

A Blazer Dress

Blazer Mini Dress

Skip the layers altogether and wear a dress that’s also a blazer.

28

Tailored Trousers and a Tee

Bobbi Trousers Slate

Trousers and a simple T-shirt is such an easy combo that looks effortlessly cool.

29

A Wrap Dress

Olive Linen Wrap Dress

This wrap dress is one that’ll carry you from spring all the way to fall—so you might as well snag it now.

30

A Cool Shirt Dress

The Oxford Shirt Dress

This shirt dress has so many unique features, making it a standout option that doesn’t feel too over-the-top for work.

31

A Floral Summer Suit

Blooming Sophistication Cream Floral Print Blazer

Oh, this? Just another shorts option for you. The black and white floral print is soooo good, right?

32

A Skirt and Top Set

Matching Blouse With Collar

Co-ords for life, bb. This shirt and skirt duo can be worn together (obvi) or separately, giving you so many outfit options.

33

A Classic Black Dress

Square Neck Skater Dress – Scuba Black

The LBD will always reign, no matter the season.

34

A Statement Collar

Oversized Collar Blouse

Tired of the same-old button downs? Try one with a statement collar that doesn’t feel too gimmicky.

35

A Striped Combo

Victor Glemaud Striped Polo

Everyone at work is gonna swoon over this skirt and top combo.

36

An Oversized Blazer

Oversized Jacket

An oversized blazer is a must-have to toss over jeans and a tank or even a flow-y maxi dress.

37

A Yellow Maxi

Vincent Dress

This hue just screams summer, and it’s cute enough to wear out to dinner after work, too.

38

A Fun Romper

x Sofia Richie Nicola Romper

Pair this romper with heels or loafers and a fun blazer while you’re at the office.

39

A Tie-Neck Top

Solid Tie Neck Ruched Peasant Blouse

For those who love a classic workwear vibe, allow me to introduce you to this cute tie-neck blouse that’ll go with all your pants and skirts.

40

An Edgy Summer Look

Shirred Bustier Maxi Dress

If you wanna add a lil edge to your work week, this maxi is calling your name.

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