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It’s HOT! Can I Go Sleeveless to Work in the Summer?

Posted on the 08 August 2012 by Classycareergirl @classycareer

Dear Classy Career Girl,

Thank you so much for the advice… I typically follow the rules you have set for “classy” career wear, but am dreading a business trip to DC next week with lots of walking in the heat. But, I’ve decided I just need to suck it up, keep my arms covered and put on some cute flats. However… Michelle Obama regularly has her arms bare at Congress. Do you think I can also get away with that? 


Armed and Ready For Work

Dear Armed,

Funny you ask this because I just went to work once last week with bare arms! I had a suit jacket on but my office mate actually uses a heater  in the summer (crazy I know) and I was SO hot so I took the suit jacket off for a bit. I didn’t feel extremely comfortable walking around the office without my jacket but when I was sitting at my desk I was comfortable with my bare arms since no one rarely sees me sitting there. So, I think it depends on your meetings.

Will you be presenting to other people and be put on the spot in front of a lot of people? If so, I would wear a jacket, especially if your office is extremely professional. But, if you have a less formal environment and you are outside walking around a lot or your office is hot, I think it is totally fine to show arms. I would just bring a jacket around with you and have it ready to throw on at all times. You want to be able to blend in with other people.

So I hope that helps! I say go for it and have the jacket ready to go! Good luck!

Now…if I only had Michelle Obama’s arms….Michelle, if you are reading this, I would like to interview you on how classy career girls can get your arms so we can look as good as you at work.

Cute dress but have the sweater handy!

It’s HOT! Can I Go Sleeveless to Work in the Summer?

You can’t go wrong with the little black dress!

It’s HOT! Can I Go Sleeveless to Work in the Summer?

What is your advice for armed? Should she wear bare arms to work?

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