What to Wear to Work in the Summer Heat

Raquel Greer Gordian visits Studio 512 to chat all about how to survive the summer heat at work in style. Whether you're a woman who loves to wear dresses, skirts, or pants, Raquel has fresh ideas and easy tips to try with your work wardrobe all summer.

If you’ve been in Texas for the past couple weeks, you’ve probably noticed a few tried and true signs that summer has arrived.

And whether you’re a native Texan like me and can’t get enough of the heat or dread the days of sweat and nonstop sunscreen, you’ve gotta know how to dress for the Texas summer.

This week, I stopped by Studio 512 to chat all about the many options for clothes and outfits to explore this summer at work.

In this week’s Greer Guide, Raquel shows you how to create outfits you’ll feel comfortable, confident, and stylish in all summer long at work.
Raquel Greer Gordian and Rosie Newberry discuss easy ways to create put together and practical outfits for the office in Austin, Texas.

Watch the video below to learn:

  • what types of fabrics work to keep you cool in the heat

  • the waistband that can save you from sweaty discomfort

  • the skirt style that’ll make your look a little more breathable

  • how to incorporate your personality into a practical summer top

  • the surprising shoes you can stay cool and comfortable in all summer long

  • the tropical touch that will make your look perfectly in season

  • the trendiest color combination of summer 2019

  • how to break the rules of business casual and still keep your look appropriate for the office

  • the accessories that add style, but won’t weigh you down

  • the pants you can actually enjoy wearing during the summer

  • the perfect summer blazer to make your look breezy and office-appropriate

  • the do’s and don’ts of wearing sandals at the office

And don’t forget to leave me a comment below and share the styles you’ll be rocking all summer long.

Lots of joy and love!


A Dress in Three Acts

One thing my clients never say is that they don't have a favorite outfit. Everyone has a favorite outfit. No matter if function or high fashion is the most important component of what you wear to work or to play, we all reach for something in the morning. 

The problem my clients face time and time again is the inability to style their wardrobe or their favorite outfit in any way outside of the box. A white shirt can easily work with black pants or a navy dress and a tan blazer can easily fit together, but finding an outfit that excites and surprises you and the people around you is another story. 


Thus I found my topic for this month's post. Grab your favorite summer dress RIGHT NOW and pair it with something new, something you haven't thought of before.

I styled my favorite summer dress to give you some ideas on how to wear it from business to brunch. And don't forget to be brave! Your style is unique and specific to you. Treat it as so. 


Casual look:

bold earrings + headband + booties + bangles + chambray 

Raquel Greer Gordian models a look utilizing her favorite summer dress with new accessories.
Raquel Greer Gordian models a her favorite summer dress in a way that she had never styled.

Laid back workwear:

belt + bracelets + necklace + summer sandal 

Raquel Greer Gordian models a laid-back workwear look utilizing her favorite summer dress.
Raquel Greer Gordian models her favorite summer dress styled with a belt, statement jewelry, and sandals.

Business attire:

blazer + pumps + statement necklace + cocktail ring 

Raquel Greer Gordian models a business attire look that incorporates her favorite summer dress.
Raquel Greer Gordian models her favorite summer dress paired with a blazer, statement necklace, pumps, and a cocktail ring.

Now I would love to know! Do you have that same old outfit you find yourself wearing time and time again? Let me know if this guide helped you mix up your outfits with the same, favorite pieces!