Beat the heat in office-appropriate looks that are sartorially stylish too.
We’re used to hybrid working by now, but on days you’re needing to fix up, look sharp and beat the city heat, we’re sharing some tips on dressing appropriately for work whilst still feeling comfortable and cool. Shop five fail-safe looks below and nail summer office dressing (heatwave pending…)
Head-to-toe suiting in the summer can feel stuffy so swap your blazer for a breathable waistcoat and relaxed tailoring as seen here.
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1. The Short Suit
Smart yet modern, a short suit is perfect for city girls looking for more relaxed workwear whilst still looking polished. Pair with a high neck t-shirt and low heels to keep it office appropriate.
2. The Shirt Dress
A crisp cotton shirt dress is the perfect summer companion thanks to its breathability and easy-breezy styling. Dress it up by pairing it with chic mules and adding a silk neck scarf for a touch of Parisian elegance.
3. The Waistcoat
Head-to-toe suiting in the summer can feel stuffy so swap your blazer for a more breathable waistcoat and relaxed tailoring. Light neutrals will feel more feminine than a harsh black duo, just pair with minimal accessories for a polished finished look.
4. The Striped Shirt
A perennial style staple you can wear for days in the office or off-duty errands, a striped shirt can look smart when worn with tailoring or casual when worn with denim. Pair with smart trousers and loafers for an androgynous office look.
5. The Midi Skirt
Chic, modest and a summer favourite, a lightweight midi skirt will do wonders in balmy temperatures. Wear with a simple white shirt, gold jewellery and minimal sandals for an easy transition from office to bar.
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