Business Tips: What to Wear to Work for Summer Commuting

Business Tips: What to Wear to Work for Summer Commuting

Some rejoice for the warmer weather and longer summer days, while many of us are counting down the minutes until cooler, fall temperatures arrive. Whether you’re sitting in your air-conditioned car or rushing through the subways, commuting to work while looking professional can be brutal. We’ve selected four dress tips to alleviate uncomfortable travel to the office:

Dress light.

Although black is classic, it is not your best friend during the summer as it will absorb the sun’s heat. Wear lighter, natural-toned colors in light fabrics. Cotton and linen are your new fabric best friends!

Take it off.

If your office thermostat rests at a cool 65 degrees and it’s about 80 degrees before 8am, it may be a bit difficult to plan for both. Hence, we have layers. If you’re melting in that custom fitted suit jacket, take it off. Don’t suffer another minute longer. For ladies, keep a basic, single-color sweater at the office.

Long live the sneaker.

Our feet naturally expand as our surroundings get warmer. Your leather wingtips or patent leather pumps are not ideal footwear during your daily commute. Now that athleisure is an actual style, go out and buy yourself a new pair of commuter sneakers. If you’re worried about looking unstylish, choose one that has a wilder color to make a statement or opt for the basic black with a modern fit.

Pack your outfit.

There is no rule that says you have to wear your work outfit on your way to the office. Why suffer commuting in a dress shirt and blazer when you can change at work? If you’re worried about wrinkling your dress shirt, buy Downy Wrinkle Releaser spray. It adds a nice refreshing scent to your clothing, while eliminating any wrinkles.

All these tips can make the commute more bearable. While you’re at it,  don’t forget to drink a lot of water. If you’re hydrated, your body has an easier time regulating your internal temperature. For more helpful hints on NYC business travel and getting around town, visit our Q&A Residential Hotel blog. Happy commuting!