Summer style do’s and don’ts for the office

Dressing conservatively in the summer heat can be a challenge. Lifestyle and fashion bloggers from 52 Thursdays offer tips on how you can look good and stay cool.
Summer Work Styles
Lifestyle and fashion blogger Michelle Marcinowski, of 52 Thursdays, recommends a basic wedge or a chunky heel for summer. Both are comfortable and stylish.
Summer Work Styles
Sarah Gargagliano-Phillips and Michelle Marcinowski, fashion and lifestyle bloggers for their website 52 Thursdays, can't say enough about a statement necklace.

"It's always a must-have piece, but especially in the summertime to elevate a simple look," Marcinowski says.
Summer Work Styles
No need to lug around extra weight in the heat with a big, heavy bag. Marcinowski says a nude cross-body is perfect for summer. It goes with everything and is easy to carry around.
Summer Work Styles
Gargagliano-Phillips says a skinny cropped pant is a must during summer months. "You can dress them up with a dressy T-shirt and a statement necklace; it's the perfect office combination," she says.
Summer Work Styles
Typically, the hemline of a work-appropriate dress should not be above your fingertips when your arms are down by your side. The exception to this rule is a shift dress with a high neckline.
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WASHINGTON — There’s only one word that describes D.C. in the summer, and that’s “hot.”

When temperatures soar and the haze and humidity make it hard to breathe, there’s no shame in wanting to shed extra layers of clothing to keep cool.

But don’t let D.C.’s summer heat and humidity put you in a sticky situation when it comes to office dress code policies. Sarah Gargagliano-Phillips and Michelle Marcinowski, fashion and lifestyle bloggers for their website 52 Thursdays, offer advice on what’s appropriate — and what’s not — for work in the summer.

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