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Summer in the city | What to wear at work

Every year, we’re faced with the same problem: what to wear to the office when it’s hot? Do you go for a dress and sandals, is it okay to get your legs out, will you risk the dreaded sweat patches in a blazer? It’s not like we’re blessed with consistent weeks of sunshine, right? Challenge us to source a whole suitcase full of holiday clothes and that’s a whole other story. But when it comes to our summer workwear wardrobes, it’s safe to say they’re a bit of an afterthought. Well, we say no more. We say the key to summer office workwear is to invest in pieces that you’ll wear long after the mini heatwave. Think jumpsuits, belted shirt dresses, matching sets and cami tops. Still not sure? We’ve got you…

When you think of work dresses, you think formal structured midi dresses, right? We’re here to change that. One of the best things about working in an office with a smart casual dress code means you don’t have to have a whole other (dare we say boring) work-drobe. Choose pieces you’ll wear for both day AND play; utility shirt dresses, wrap dresses and maxi dresses are going to be your saviours here. Polka dots, ditsy florals, camo and animal prints will step things up a notch but that’s not to say won’t be wearing the rainbow too with red, orange, green, pink white and even black shades. Wear with heeled sandals or trainers if the dress code is really relaxed!

Summer hot list…

Jumpsuits and playsuits have been a firm favourite in our everyday wardrobes, but tend to be overlooked when it comes to our work looks. They’re our out of office go-to - who can resist a cute belted playsuit and sandals for a stroll in the sun or a wide leg jumpsuit and trainers for exploring a new city? But when you’ve gone all out with all-new holiday looks, it’s time to make them work harder and put them to good use from 9-5 as well as 9 to wine. 

Not sure they’re office appropriate? Layer over a white tee if you’re constantly battling with the AC - we feel your pain.

Summer hot list…

Paydays are made for shopping, especially in summer, and we’re all about getting more for our monthly income with a matching set. Wear together as a co-ord or separately and you’ve got three outfits in one. From blazer and short combos, perfect for client meetings to shirt and skirt pairings to see you from first coffee to Friday drinks, we’re well and truly sold. Choose camo, gingham and spot prints or match your outfit to your stationery drawer with highlighter neon pinks and yellows.

Summer hot list…

Tops are a summer staple, especially for the daily grind. Whether you’re wearing with tailored trousers, paperbag waist shorts, satin midi skirts or just your failsafe jeans, this season we’re loving puff sleeve crop tops and square neck tops in neutral shades, bright florals and wild prints. Perfect for lunching al fresco with your work wife or heading to that post-work networking event. 

Just one last thing…where’s the complimentary prosecco at?

Summer hot list…

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