High-low hemlines and athletic-inspired pieces were two big spring trends, but wearing them together — and in the summer months — could be tricky. The key is a neutral palette and a simple silhouette like this lightweight silk number. A subtle ostrich print pops with a hint of yellow and baseball-inspired sleeves, and a drawstring nips in at the waistline, so the dress doesn’t appear too boxy. Plus, you can show just enough leg without being inappropriate for the office.
BCBG Max Azria Sheridan Color-Blocked Drawstring Dress, $218 at BCBG Max Azria.