I am featuring this short sleeve suit today because I’m not sure what happened to Spring, but I think the weatherman decided to skip it here in the South! It is HOT down here in “sunny” Florida! It hasn’t been very sunny lately either, which means hot, humid, thunderstorm filled days. Have you ever noticed the business world doesn’t really care what the temperature is and work clothes seem to be made for arctic office freeze outs?!? Maybe it is just my office, but I always seem to dress in layers just so I can be comfortable both in the office and while walking to my car.
Photography: My Hubby (photog in training)
On really hot days when I still need to dress business professional, I like to opt for a short sleeve suit. This black one in particular is great because it is polished, professional and the sleeve length doesn’t take anything away from it. I wouldn’t wear it to an interview or in front of a jury, but I am comfortable wearing it in most professional settings. You can read more about a classic interview suit here.
My Black Tahari Short Sleeve Suit
The suit I am wearing is a Tahari brand suit; size 8. I found it at Lord & Taylor on a major sale! I put links to the regular and petite sizing below. There are limited sizes left in the regular (10 & 12), but many petite sizes available. You get an extra 30% off using the code: FRIENDS, making it $110.25! (shop photo links below)
I also found my suit at Dillards available in sizes 6, 8 & 10. They also have the suit on sale for $129.99! (shop photo links below)
Short Sleeve Suit Look Details
Bracelet: Kendra Scott
More Short Sleeve Suits!
There are more short sleeve suits out there than you would think, and I’ve linked several options below. I love how there are lighter colors and materials available for summer too. The photo of the red short sleeve suit from Dillard’s is available in navy as well (you will see both options when you click on photo) and is absolutely beautiful! The second photo of the navy option with the belt is my other favorite. I currently have the red one and the navy one in my shopping cart. Comment below and let me know which one you think I should buy…or both?!?
All of the links below are either Tahari brand (which you know by now is one of my favorites for suits) or White House Black Market. I don’t own any suits from WHBM, but I have bought dresses from there and they have always been excellent quality. I am thinking about ordering one of those too. A short sleeve pant suit would make a nice addition to my ever growing work wardrobe!
Happy shopping & I hope the summer heat doesn’t keep you from finding work wear options that make you feel your BEST!