What to Wear to Work When It’s Hot

It's summertime, and invariably the talk at work drifts around to the weather. And the consensus is simple: It's hot. But the hot weather doesn't mean you can't look your best. Here are some ideas for rocking the summertime and staying cool at work, no matter what kind of environment you are in.

Super Casual

For those super casual workplaces, you can't beat the coolness of easy care chino style shorts. Stylish and comfortable, these shorts are 60% cotton for that cool, breezy feel. Add a basic crew neck tee, a two-tone button neck shirt, or even a comfortable knitted button-up short sleeve shirt for super casual comfort and style. The primary cotton build is always cool and durable for the whole season.


For the business casual workplace, try some modern fit chino pants, a stretch print pant, or some sand-blast denim. Fitted for summer, these primarily cotton designs give you both comfortable breathing room and a super nice fit, along with enough style to rock any store or office.
Pick a 100% cotton solid or a modern fit print sport shirt, in a fit, style and color that's just for you. Or, a slim fit solid mandarin collar sport shirt for an eclectic, elegant look. The light, breezy materials will keep you cool and fresh all day, ready to excel in any work crowd.


For that mild, formal look check out this modern fit sport jacket. The lightweight, tailored design makes you look your best, while the linen and cotton blend materials keep you cool and refreshed. Or, try this stretch cross pique knit, with extra stretch for all-day comfort on those crazy busy days.
Add in a modern fit non-iron dress shirt. With notched cuffs and embossed buttons, it offers versatility for any work environment. Or make it a traditional solid dress shirt, machine-washable and easy to care and wear. Both offer 100% cotton comfort and coolness, to help keep you fresh all day. Add your choice of pants, the city comfort or the modern fit stretch, and rock your workplace with your own special style.
For a more uptown formal appearance, you can't beat a modern fit suit. Try the notch lapel ultralight for a stylish look that's also easy to wear, a stretch pattern style that's classy and unique, or a traditional, sophisticated slim-fit solid.

Cool Cloth Materials

Whatever style you choose or the look you like to rock, remember to select materials that are best suited for summertime. The clear winner for those high heat days is cotton. This versatile fabric allows the air to move and breath through it, keeping you cool from the outside in while not hanging heavy on your frame.
Another popular fabric for the heat is linen. Smooth and breezy, linen is very light and easy to the touch, making it perfect for long days and busy schedules.

Check Us Out

For the best in style, comfort and variety, check out all the options at Tip Top Tailors. Your co-workers will be glad you did.
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