We are always ecstatic when the sun decides to shine for those precious few months of summer although it can make deciding what to wear to work a little tiresome. Between super-heated commuter trains and overzealous office air conditioning it’s no wonder summer dressing leaves us a little hot under the collar, but fear not, we have collated the perfect working week wardrobe to help you keep your cool as the warmer months roll round.
The Shirt Dress
HOW TO WEAR:
The shirt dress is the perfect standalone piece for summer – it can be layered up with fine knitwear when the office cools or worn alone, leaving you feeling smart and pulled together.
DO: Opt for a mid-length hemline, remember comfort is key when dressing for work!
Feeling suffocated by the sweltering heat does nothing for productivity. Opt for a lightweight sleeveless shirt with a high collar, not only will you feel cool but you can take your look from day to night with a simple shoe change. Pulling this look off at work is all in the fabric – silks and cottons are perfect being both smart and lightweight.
A sandal with a block heel is the perfect work shoe for the summer months, they are comfortable, easy to walk in and they are right on trend.
The key to wearing trousers through the hot summer months is choosing a lighter hue to reflect the heat! Choosing a cropped style will allow you a little more freedom while still looking professional.
HOW TO WEAR:
If you are loving the seventies trend, then you will certainly be partial to a jumpsuit. Make a statement with a printed jumpsuit while keeping your shoes and accessories neutral. Avoid spaghetti straps and cut-outs at all costs.
A simple court shoe is the ultimate investment piece for your working wardrobe! A nude pair will work during the summer months and will transition with ease into the following season.
DON’T: Go for a mega high heel, you don’t want to be focusing on your throbbing feet during an important meeting.
Office to airport tote
It is after all summer, so you must be ready for a quick getaway! Be prepared with a large tote bag that can be used for both transporting your work documents and laptop or all of your holiday necessities!
The aircon might blast out an ungodly amount of cold air from time to time, be prepared for the cold gust of wind with a lightweight blazer.
DO: Consider the fabric of your chosen blazer; natural materials help regulate your temperature.