Taking Care Of Business, Summer Style

Summer style

How to look your best whether in the office or at summer events.

by Kara Eliason

June 30, 2011

Summer’s finally here, and with it comes renewed focus on the terms “business casual” or “casual attire”—how to look great while not looking formal. It’s the look to have while attending all those outdoor business-related events: lunch meetings, dinner parties, golfing, a Twins game, even wedding receptions where you might meet colleagues, clients, or competitors. But how does one look his or her informal best—by Twin Cities standards—during the 2011 summer season? Read on for warm-weather tips and trends.



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