The weather gets hotter during the summertime, but that doesn’t mean you have to give up your button-downs because the heat has become unbearable. Just roll your sleeves up and while you are at it, throw in a pattern or two!

This Fashionisto caught my eye across the street with his polka-dotted button-down, and his outfit’s color palette. Many Fashionistos and Fashionistas tend to lighten up their style when summer approaches, whether that means wearing more pastel, bright colors, or shedding some layers. This Fashionisto found out how to make his business casual outfit fit with the heat! If you think that the long sleeves are too extreme, go for a short sleeved button-down!

How To: Do you have an interview that you need to run to? Throw on a patterned button-down, but in a subtle, classic print, so you can show how professional you are rather than crazy with your pineapple printed shirt. Next, find a nice pair of fitted pants in a solid color whether it be a pastel or dark. I mean it is summer, so let your pastels make an appearance when they can. For accessories, grab your messenger bag and fill it with all your papers and make sure you wear a watch, so you can keep track of time! Lastly, for shoes, match your watch to your shoes if you can like this Fashionisto, because nothing shows that you are put together like having your outfit coordinate. If it is sunny outside, make sure you don’t forget your sunglasses!