Thursday, June 16, 2011

Guest Blogger - Melanie of UnravelledThreads

Hi all! Melanie of UnravelledThreads here. Diana is away having lots of fun packing and moving this week and I was thrilled when she asked me to guest post for her! 

As an art student, it was pretty difficult for me to transition from “college wear” to “business casual wear” but I’ve learned a few rules and figured that since it’s graduation season and the weather is quickly heating up now’s a great time to write about the Dos and Don’ts of warm (or hot!) weather business casual. 

DON’T wear spaghetti straps to the office. I know it’s hot, but those skinny straps are inappropriate for any corporate situation. Instead, go for a thicker strap. You’ll be just as comfortable, but you won’t make your coworkers uncomfortable.

DON’T go too short. In case you need a definition: if your skirt or dress doesn’t pass the “finger tips” test it’s too short. If you have to ask, it’s probably too short!

DON’T do the midriff thing. I’ve seen plenty of adorable midriff baring tops, but if your top is cropped, it’s a safe bet that it’s not proper attire for the office. Save it for Friday night out!

DO brighten up your color palette. Now is the time to nix the blacks and browns in favor of brighter hues.

DO wear cotton. It’s light and breathable. Wrap dresses are generally some type of cotton blend and are perfect to wear to the office during the summer.

DO try white. There is something breezy and chic about a white skirt or white trousers. Just follow these three simple rules and you’ll always be a “DO” 1. Check yourself in the light, 2. Don’t go too tight, 3. Accessorize—try bright colors, brown or gold.

Do you agree? What are some of your DOs/DON'Ts for summer fashion? Thanks again to Diana for letting me take over for the day! :)

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