Working Girl? How to Survive Summer in the City

Winter dressing puts most of us in a rut, right? Black tights, gray sheath dress, boots and a cardigan become an all-too-easy uniform. Then the sun starts to shine, the temps rise and you're at a loss when it comes to easy office summer dressing. Keeping fabrics light and not too fitted will help you navigate a commute in un-air conditioned trains. A simple boyfriend blazer kept on the back of your chair can be thrown over anything when the office AC starts blasting at absolute zero. And definitely take advantage of the low heel trend (most of the time) to keep your feet as comfortable as possible. Sandals help, too.

Incorporating at least one bright piece into your rotation will keep you feeling current, so will substituting knee-length pencil skirts with patterned culottes. Oh, and for the love of fashion, don't be afraid to don white or pretty florals. You're a woman, you're allowed to look like one. And above all, save the heavy corporate suit pieces for February. You're more creative than that.