Today most of us head back to work after a nice, relaxing 4-day (or in my case, 2-day plus a half day, then another off day) weekend. While we may have worn airy shorts and tees or polos during those days, it’s time to put back on the work clothes – pants, long sleeve shirts, proper shoes. Some find summer dressing to be constricting. However, I find that when done right summertime work clothes can be just as comfortable as going to work in shorts and a t-shirt. And to be honest, my office is so cold I probably wouldn’t wear that to work anyway.
One way to beat the heat is to wear light fabrics. Put away the heavy oxford shirts and sweaters, and break out lighter cottons and linen blends. Certain wools also breathe quite well in the summer.
Today I am wearing a lightweight chambray shirt with a button-down collar from Red Fleece. While the shirt, itself is airy and light, to add a bit more comfort I opted to roll the sleeves. Contrary to popular belief, there is no wrong way to roll your sleeves. But some ways are more comfortable and functional than others.
- Unbutton the cuffs. If there is a button above the cuff unbutton that one too.
- Fold the sleeve up towards your elbow the length of two cuffs.
- Fold the part now closest to your hand over the cuff. The fabric should be resting just below the crook of your elbow.
- Fold it all once more so that it stops just above your elbow.
Voila! Now you have an office-appropriate sleeve roll.