This season’s work wear borrows from the athletic field.

Market editor and stylist: Shibon Kennedy; Photography by Jody Rogac for Bloomberg Businessweek; Set design: Cooper Vasquez; Hair and makeup: Kyla Malone; Models, from left: Veronica Montano (Major); Gabrielle Covers (major); Valery Kuklishyna (Re:Quest); Sharlene Radlein (Major); Katrina Topacio (Major)

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This season’s work wear borrows from the athletic field.

Market editor and stylist: Shibon Kennedy; Photography by Jody Rogac for Bloomberg Businessweek; Set design: Cooper Vasquez; Hair and makeup: Kyla Malone; Models, from left: Veronica Montano (Major); Gabrielle Covers (major); Valery Kuklishyna (Re:Quest); Sharlene Radlein (Major); Katrina Topacio (Major)

Photograph by Jody Rogac for Bloomberg Businessweek

Women's Work Style Embraces Sportswear This Summer

Sporty Sportswear
Sporty Sportswear

This season’s work wear borrows from the athletic field.

Market editor and stylist: Shibon Kennedy; Photography by Jody Rogac for Bloomberg Businessweek; Set design: Cooper Vasquez; Hair and makeup: Kyla Malone; Models, from left: Veronica Montano (Major); Gabrielle Covers (major); Valery Kuklishyna (Re:Quest); Sharlene Radlein (Major); Katrina Topacio (Major)

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Jersey Dress
Jersey Dress

Skip jewelry, which clashes with sporty looks, unless you typically wear a watch.

A shorter, bolder shift dress calls for chunky wedges or heels, not stilettos.

Prada jersey dress $1,790; prada.com. Dolce Vita Kelly wedges $149; dolcevita.com. Nixon Kensington watch $125; saksfifthavenue.com.

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Work Shorts
Work Shorts

Shorts work best if you’re petite. Balance with layers on top, and choose sensible sandals.

Sportmax Lettera satin-leather shorts $1,090; 212 674-1817. H&M tuxedo jacket $49.95; hm.com. Club Monaco Fallon leather-trim shirt $139.95; clubmonaco.com. Loeffler Randall Gilda sandals $250; loefflerrandall.com.

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Pleated Skirt
Pleated Skirt

An excuse not to wash your hair: Ponytails are a natural fit with all these pieces.

A skirt that hits at the knee and flares out creates the most flattering shape. Hem to that length if necessary.

Jil Sander navy pleated skirt $880; jilsander.com. Bally silk-viscose turtleneck $850; 212 751-9082. Rupert Sanderson Elba heels $585; rupertsanderson.com.

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T-Shirt and Skirt
T-Shirt and Skirt

A T-shirt at work? Just keep a light jacket zipped up for warmth and coverage.

Once reserved for wet suits, neoprene is comfortable, holds its shape, and won’t wrinkle.

Reed Krakoff twill track jacket $1,790; reedkrakoff.com. T by Alexander Wang cotton boxy tee $275; alexanderwang.com. Tommy Hilfiger neoprene skirt $649; 212 223-1824. Dieppa Restrepo Gaston patent loafers $245; diepparestrepo.com.

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Athletic Pants
Athletic Pants

There’s a fine line between track pants and tuxedo ones. Nail the trend with a looser fit.

Ports 1961 transparent jersey bomber jacket $950; 917 475-1022. Wes Gordon cotton cashmere knit pullover $450; bergdorfgoodman.com. Vince colorblock trousers $275; vince.com. Schutz purple suede pumps $200; 212 257-4366.

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