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Summer Fashion Tips for Women Lawyers

Recently we featured an article titled “5 Summer Dressing Tips for Lawyers“. One of our readers, Cate Eranthe, pointed out that all the tips were for men. She offered to write a piece for women lawyers to round out our offering. Thanks Cate!

Here in the San Francisco Bay Area the weather just went from cool and rainy to 86 degrees overnight forcing me to think about my wardrobe. Here are some of my favorite online shopping sites and what styles and fabrics lend themselves to these steamy summer months:

Au Natural

My favorite summer staple is a natural fiber dress (cotton, silk, rayon). I wear it with sandals and a cotton cardigan to the office and keep a pair of shoes and a lightweight blazer in the office to top it off for a last minute court appearance or meeting. Jones of New York has a buy one at full price, get one 50% off as of this writing. This Mixed Media Dress is a nice option.

Cotten & Linen

More casual than a dress is a cotton or linen skirt topped with a cotton blouse or simple t-shirt.  L. L. Bean Signature has some nice weight linen skirts and jackets. Use the same jacket and shoes addition to dress it up.

Lightweight Wool

Lightweight wool works year round and is a good option for dressier environments. I love Lafayette 148. They sell jackets, pants and skirts separately so it’s easier to size a suit and the wool is generally very fine, lightweight and comfortable to wear.

Polish your outfit off with a bright scarf or signature necklace and enjoy the warm weather! In addition to her signature wrap dress Diane Von Furstenberg has some gorgeous scarves. Finally, Bluefly is a discount designer site worth browsing for clothing and accessories.

By guest blogger Catherine Eranthe. Mrs. Eranthe is an attorney, currently  practicing at the Eranthe Law Firm in San Rafael, CA.