Sometimes it’s difficult to dress formally for the office, especially when it’s a beautifully bright and blisteringly hot summer’s day. And sometimes it’s hard to focus on the task at hand when you’d rather spend your time relaxing and getting to know your coworkers better. A great way to accomplish both is a casual and colorful ensemble that puts people at ease with it’s friendly and laid back vibe. Starting with this crisp and cool, breezy, coral blouse with short sleeves, a bell shaped curve, and black piping at the collar. It may have a high neckline but the back is completely open, help together with a black bow, guaranteed to keep you from overheating. Next I wear it over fitted, tribal patterned, black and white shorts that seem more dressy than a pair of cutoffs. Then throw on some strap-tastic black booties and I’m ready for both work AND play.