What I’m Wearing: Business Casual(ly Fabulous)

24 May

Ann Taylor Cardigan, Dollhouse Pumps, Old Navy Ruffled Tank, Danskin Khaki Shorts, Target Bamboo Bracelet, Forever21 3-Tiered Drop Necklace

Clearly, if this spring is any indicator, the summer of 2010 is going to be quite the scorcher.  Barely halfway through the season and already much of the nation has seen temperatures at 85 degrees or higher; making the use of the car and home A/C unit an absolute must (I typically try not to turn on the air conditioning in my home until mid/late May because the weather is just so agreeable during this time of year, but that mandate went out the window just as soon as we were sent that 4-day 90+ degree heat hell-wave back in the early days of the month).

 What has also become blatantly essential in our efforts to successfully avoid a heat stroke this summer is a cooler, more comfortable wardrobe.  For those of us who work in an office or corporate setting however, this requirement can be especially difficult because if you are like me, you already toe the line with regard to fashionable office attire that embraces professional edginess but still remains wholly acceptable in the workplace. 

 But because it’s been imperative to remain professionally relevant while not completely overheating, I’ve found that a happy medium which embraces style and comfort has been the key.  Although not one to ever wear shorts during all my years in corporate, a pressed khaki Bermuda short in a more casual office setting has been perfectly suitable.  For those corporate in-office days however, swapping the Bermudas for a crop or full khaki pant can elicit the feeling of seasonal comfort, while still creating the look of the competent bean counter.

 Keep in mind however, that you know better than I do what is deemed appropriate in your place of business.  Meaning, don’t take and run with my suggestion for shorts if that inspiration could get you fired; The Pack cannot supplement anyone’s income, especially during these economic times.  What I am saying though, is to not be afraid to play with various cut, color and texture combinations in an effort to not only stay cool this summer, but to also jazz up your work attire a bit.  It’s absolutely amazing how when you feel like a million bucks heading into the office, it usually translates into a better than normal work day experience; and since you’re going to be spending 40 or more hours a week at work plugging and chugging anyway, why not strive to look and feel better than normal?  You’re worth it.

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3 Responses to “What I’m Wearing: Business Casual(ly Fabulous)”

  1. alissachristine May 25, 2010 at 9:27 pm #

    You look so nice! You’re my inspiration!

    • The Fanny Pack May 26, 2010 at 9:39 am #

      @Alissa, *awe shucks*
      LOL, you are BEYOND sweet!

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