It’s officially summertime in the Valley. It’s hot, we’re breaking a sweat walking from door to door, and the A.C. in our car always takes too long to kick in. On the weekends, it’s all about sundresses and bathing suits, but what about Monday through Friday? How hot it too hot? When are you supposed to ditch the hot pants and switch to a more conservative look while still trying to keep your cool at work?
This may not be an issue in other states, but in Arizona, it certainly is. Sure, you are told by your HR department or supervisors to just use your better judgment when deciding on what to wear for the day, but when the temps far exceed 100 on a daily basis, sometimes your better judgment goes missing.
While it is likely that you are not required to wear a uniform to the office and with no official dress code in place, how are you supposed to decide what is okay to wear? Shayna H. Balch, an attorney with Fisher & Phillips Phoenix office, a client, offers the following suggestions on how to dress appropriately at work during these scorching summer months.
Take it away, Shayna…
Some questions to ask yourself:
Answering honestly to these questions can save your employees from some embarrassment and awkward looks at the water cooler. Try to implement a look that is comfortable, yet still presentable if a client were to make a surprise appearance at the office. If you can successfully follow these guidelines, you are well on your way to keeping your cool while still looking stylish and professional this summer.