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  • The Issie ruffle blouse in mushroom

Hot, muggy summer days are a styling challenge, especially if you have an office dress code to obey. Chicago designer Kate Boggiano’s Issie ruffle blouse ($169) hits the sweet spot: it’s extremely lightweight (a silk and cotton mix) yet offers enough coverage to satisfy most workplace requirements. Best of all, it comes in all sorts of hues, from bright and colorful (fuchsia, crocus, turquoise) to sober (black, white, mushroom). Available online and at South Loop boutique Florodora.