The Smart Girl’s Guide to Business Casual This Summer

By Yael Kohen

April 24, 2008 2:00 PM
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chic blazer
Randy Brooke
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Chic Blazer

No exposed spaghetti straps or tank tops. A chic blazer is the seasons most stylish cover-up.
denim miniskirt
starfotograf
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Denim Miniskirt

No denim cutoffs or denim miniskirts. Save them for the weekend.

Flip Flops

No flip-flops. Choose sandals or flats that dont show too much skin.

Sheer Clothing

Do not wear sheer fabrics (linen or chiffon) without appropriate undergarments. No one -- especially your boss -- should see your panty lines or bra straps.
Biasion Studio
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Shorts

No shorts. Shorts this season are supershort or superbaggy. Both are super no-no’s at the office. Cool, work appropriate Bermudas are so last summer.
David Blumberg
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Carryall

Do not carry your beach totes to work. Try a lightweight carryall in a neutral leather.
Carlo Buscemi
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Cotton Shift Dress

Dont wear cotton sundresses. A shift dress is still sleeveless, but far more refined.
Eugenio D'orio
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Black Pantsuit

Mix up your winter stalwart -- the black pantsuit. Lighten the look by pairing the jacket with a khaki pencil skirt, or wearing the slacks with a pretty blouse.
Kamil Zurek
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Cardigan

Don't drop your neckline as the temperature rises. Keep your cleavage covered with a lightweight cardigan.
George Pimentel
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Bold Prints

Don't let this season's bold prints take over. Pair a print skirt with a solid blouse, or break up a print dress with a solid cardigan.
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