Summer brings out the softer side of your wardrobe, but sometimes you need to power up without wearing a suit.
The solution? Find creative ways to add structure, says Kristin Booker, freelance stylist and editor of Fashionstylebeauty.com.
A shirtdress is both structured and comfortable, with a flattering throwback silhouette that looks straight off the set of “Mad Men.”
Enjoy the comfort of a maxi dress, but wear it with a shrunken blazer that hits just above the hip.
If being a tad trendy will work at your office, try one of the new short suits for a cool and confident look.
Another option is to add a long (but lightweight) vest to a simple blouse-skirt combo. “A vest can add the same punch as a blazer, but without being too heavy,” says Booker.