Business Casual: Summer Outfit Ideas

Navigating the blazing heat outside and arctic tundra inside your office can be difficult in the summer months. If your office’s dress code is business casual, it might be even more difficult to figure out what to wear during these hot months while still looking presentable.

The term ‘business casual’ can differ between each company, but the common thread between all should be that your outfit is appropriate for the office place. When in doubt, be sure your outfit looks professional. Erring more on the conservative side is also best so to avoid potentially offending others or embarrassing yourself with your choice of clothing.

But what does business casual even mean?

In the summer for women, business casual attire means a skirt, that is appropriate length, nice pants or capris paired with a blouse that is short, ¾ length or long sleeve, in a light and breathable fabric. You can also wear sleeveless if your office allows. If you need a little more coverage up top, pair a tank top or sleeveless top with a lightweight jacket, blazer or sweater. Another easy outfit for summer is a jumpsuit or a dress, if it is work appropriate. If you have a strappy dress that bares too much skin for the office, wear a white t-shirt under the dress or wear a jacket, light sweater or blazer over it. Avoid shorts and jeans, unless jeans are allowed in your office. If your office allows, wear nice sandals (not flip flops) or peep-toe shoes. These can be in the form of flats, sensible heels, or wedges. If your office allows tennis shoes make sure they are clean and not worn down.

In the summer, business casual attire for men means dress slacks or khakis paired with a button-down shirt, with or without a tie, or short sleeve polo shirt. Wear with nice socks, dress shoes and a belt. Again, avoid shorts or jeans unless your office allows. If t-shirts are permitted, make sure the graphics are appropriate, there are no holes and it fits properly. Don’t wear ripped clothing, even if it was made that way, or dirty shoes.

To stay cool, be sure your summer clothes are a lighter fabric such as linen, silk, or cotton. Just make sure the fabric isn’t so thin you can see through it. Also wear light colors, such as white pants or shirts to keep you cool. Men and women can benefit from undershirts under tops so to catch sweat in the summer heat.

Remember even in the summer that ‘business causal’ still has the word ‘business’ in it! When you dress for work during the summer months, make sure you don’t look like you’re headed to the beach, or just rolled out of bed.

You might also like...

– California Residents: As of January 1, 2020, TitleMax of California, Inc., d/b/a TitleMax, no longer originates new loans in California. TitleMax will continue to service existing loans originated before January 1, 2020. California Finance Lenders Law License No. 603K014. Please see our California Resident Notice at Collection and Privacy Policy: Submit a Verified Consumer Request to understand what information we collect, disclose, or sell, to request that we delete your information, and/or opt out of selling by clicking Do Not Sell My Personal Information.

– In Georgia, TitleMax offers Title Pawns.

– Illinois Residents: As of March 23rd, 2021, TitleMax® of Illinois, Inc., d/b/a TitleMax, no longer originates new loans in Illinois.

– New Mexico Consumers: please see important New Mexico Consumer Information and Disclosures.

– In Nevada, title loans should be used for short-term financial needs only and not as a long-term financial solution. Customers with credit difficulties should seek credit counseling before entering into any title loan transaction. Ability to repay analysis with income documentation required.

– In Tennessee, TitleMax offers title pledges, and secured and unsecured Lines of Credit (“LOC”). Only one LOC account allowed per customer, inclusive of other lenders. LOC customers are subject to a periodic income (and collateral, if applicable) review/validation.

– TitleMax of Texas, Inc. and TitleMax Online of Texas, Inc., d/b/a TitleMax acts as Credit Services Organizations to assist customers in obtaining a loan through an unaffiliated third-party lender. Please see store associate for details. Please see Texas Schedule of All Fees. TitleMax does not offer pawn loans or pawn transactions in Texas.

– TitleMax of Virginia, Inc. d/b/a TitleMax is licensed by the Virginia State Corporation Commission, license number VTL-11. As of January 1, 2021, TitleMax of Virginia, Inc., d/b/a TitleMax, no longer originates new loans in Virginia.

– TMX Finance of Virginia, Inc. d/b/a TitleMax Loans is licensed by the Virginia State Corporation Commission. As of January 1, 2021, TMX Finance of Virginia, Inc., d/b/a TitleMax Loans, no longer originates new loans in Virginia.

– TitleMax®, TitleBucks®, and InstaLoan®, are not considered competitors. Please see a store associate for details.

1 Title-Secured Loans, Secured LOCs and Title Pawns: Maximum loan amount in Mississippi is $2,500. Maximum loan amount in Tennessee is $6,500, assuming customer qualifies for and accepts both the Pledge max of $2,500 and Secured LOC max of $4,000. Minimum loan amount for title-secured loans in South Carolina is $601.

Must be at least 18 years of age (19 in Alabama). Account approval requires valid government-issued ID, a credit inquiry, and a motor vehicle appraisal. Certain other eligibility requirements and terms & conditions apply. Loan/LOC/Pawn amounts vary by states and product. LOC customers are subject to a periodic collateral review to maintain credit limit.

Proof of income documentation and ability to repay analysis is required in Missouri, Nevada, some Texas locations, and Utah.

Refinancing is not available in Mississippi or Tennessee.

2 In-Store Personal Unsecured Loans: Must be at least 18 years of age (19 in Alabama). Account approval requires satisfaction of all eligibility requirements, including a credit inquiry. To apply, bring in proof of income (dated within the last 30 days), active bank account details (dated within 45 days), proof of residency, a void check, a valid government-issued ID, and in AZ, a valid AZ vehicle registration in your name. LOC customers are subject to a periodic income review/validation to maintain credit limit.

Unsecured loan/LOC products not available in all stores or states. Minimum/maximum loan/LOC amounts vary by state; not all loan amounts available in all states. Max loan/LOC amount for first time borrowers is $1,000 ($500 in AZ). Returning customers with a good payment history may qualify for higher amounts, currently up to $2,500 in most states. Without SSN or ITIN: Max loan is $300. Certain other terms and conditions may apply.

3 Online Personal Unsecured Loans/LOCs: Must be at least 18 years of age. Account approval requires satisfaction of all eligibility requirements, including a credit inquiry. To apply, you must provide proof of steady income (within 30 days), valid and verifiable bank account (statement dated within 45 days), a voided check, valid and active email address and telephone number, valid SSN, valid government-issued ID, and you must reside in the state in which you are applying (currently AZ, DE, KS, MO, MS, SC, TN, TX, UT or WI) and provide proof of residency. In AZ, must present valid AZ vehicle registration in your name. LOC customers are subject to a periodic income review/validation to maintain credit limit.

Minimum/maximum unsecured online loan amounts vary by state: SC min is $610. Maximum unsecured online loan/LOC amount for first time borrowers is $1,000. Returning customers with a good payment history may qualify for higher loan amounts, currently up to $2,500. Certain other terms and conditions may apply. Unsecured online loan products and amounts not available in all states. TN customers: Only one LOC per customer, inclusive of other lenders.

Close Menu
Which login page are you looking for?

Opens in a new window