Keep Cool, Yet Look Great At The Office

Women have a problem when it's hot outside: What do you wear to work to stay cool, without showing too much skin?

The editors of Glamour magazine (www.glamour.com) have come up with some great, office-appropriate options.

Executive Fashion Editor-at-Large Suze Yalof Schwartz brought some of her favorites to The Early Show Thursday.

LOOK 1

This may be the ultimate summer office look: a classic sheath dress with a big necklace and the perfect platform peep-toe pumps. The style is business with a twist: ideal for any office environment. This outfit says, "I'm ready for a promotion!"

DRESS — BANANA REPUBLIC
NECKLACE — HENRI BENDEL
BAG — TARGET
SHOES — NINE WEST

LOOK 2

A cinched, wide-leg trouser is the new pant silhouette for summer, and they look best paired with a slim-fitting top and simple accessories. The airy pants in a light and work-ready fabric paired with a sleeveless blouse will keep you cool, no matter how hot it gets outside.

TOP — J CREW
BAG — TARGET
PANTS — EXPRESS
SHOES — STUART WEITZMAN

LOOK 3

A bold-patterned skirt in cool colors is the perfect complement to a summery, feminine top. The shirt and skirt from Zara keep you covered without feeling dowdy, and you could walk all day in the wedge sandals. A bright gold bracelet dresses up the look.

TOP — ZARA
BRACELET — HENRI BENDEL
SKIRT — ZARA
BAG — TARGET
SHOES — BANANA REPUBLIC

LOOK 4

There's nothing more polished-looking than a pencil skirt. You can actually breathe in the one from Alexander Wang. A bright top keeps it fresh and easy for summer, but the button-down design is completely office appropriate.

TOP — EXPRESS
BANGLE — HENRI BENDEL
BAG — TARGET
SKIRT — ALEXANDER WANG
SHOES — BAKER

LOOK 5

Shorts are a hard look to pull off, office or not, but the trick is to find a knee-length pair in a dark color and match them with chic platforms and a blousy, not sporty, top. The look is pulled together without looking too casual or too frumpy — a great way to incorporate shorts in your wardrobe this season.

TOP — CLUB MONACO
EARRINGS — HENRI BENDEL
SHORTS — CLUB MONACO
BAG — CLUB MONACO
SHOES — NINE WEST

LOOK 6

Schwartz isn't normally a fan of denim in the office, but white jeans in the summer always look chic. Paired with a light-weight cashmere T-shirt and a thick chain necklace, it's an easy work look for a more casual environment.

TOP — J CREW
NECKLACE — BEN AMUN
BAG — TARGET
PANTS — EXPRESS
SHOES — BANANA REPUBLIC

To go to Schwartz's blog, click here.

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