So Haute: How to look professional while keeping cool (literally)

Oh the dog days of Summer… we felt a bit of relief this week, but it’s still just the beginning of August, and boy it’s been a scorcher of a season!! We know our clients love looking great even when they’re feelin’ the heat! We did some Nordstrom Anniversary Sale shopping and found some sale favorites that will help keep you cool in (and out of) the office.

  1. Paper bag pant 2. Statement Top 3. Mule

We love that all of these items have a buy now, wear now AND later added value! The paper bag waist pant is perfectly paired with this statement sleeve top and white mules. Wear now as is, but come Fall pair these pants with a great turtleneck sweater tucked into the pant and a closed-toe bootie that extends just higher than the calf for coverage. For now, though, feel the relief with these light colors and fabrics.


  1. Cotton Pant 2. V-neck Tee 3. Neck Scarf 4. Nude Bootie

We love this look for daytime at the office to after-work drinks. The ruched detail in the tee is perfect for disguising a middle. The wide leg, ankle-length pant helps drawn the eye down from the middle–not to mention the cotton fabric is light and airy to keep you cool! The nude bootie not only exposes the toes, heel, and part of the top of the foot for comfort, it helps elongate the leg. We love that the light scarf creates balance and is an overall chic accessory for Summer. Just be sure not to tie too close to the neck to avoid closing it off/adding bulk!


  1. DVF Wrap Dress 2. Sandal

This airy wrap dress is great for the hot temps, but can be worn into fall with an opaque tight and bootie and even a chic blazer! Wear now with an open toe sandal like this great Ted Baker score!

Beat the heat with us! Summer consulting, personal shopping and outfitting is here! To learn more about our Personal Shopping, Wardrobe Consulting, and Outfitting Services, visit us here:

Christy Walsh

Christy graduated with a degree in fashion merchandising from Kent State University and with a master’s degree in marketing and communication from Franklin University. She worked as a visual merchandiser for Columbus-based tween brand Justice and Fortune 500 Columbus-based retailer Abercrombie & Fitch before joining Wardrobe Therapy. She lives in Worthington, Ohio with her husband and two daughters.

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