From suits and polo neck tops to Chelsea boots, your usual work wardrobe just won’t cut it for summer months spent in the office. In between warm meeting rooms, presentations and cramped commutes, sunny skies call for a complete refresh of your nine-to-five look.
If you’re struggling to know where to start when it comes to re-working your workwear, our guide is for you. Full of our favourite seasonal picks, including easy-breezy blouses, relaxed trousers and floral work dresses, we have plenty of suggestions to help you step out in style this summer.
When the weather is too warm for a coat but the office air con makes it too chilly for bare sleeves, opt for a back-to-business blazer.
Sophisticated, smart and oh-so-stylish, wearing a blazer will make you feel ready to go, even if you haven’t had your morning coffee!
We recommend picking a style in a neutral colour, like grey or cream, that will suit your whole wardrobe, whatever the season.
Plus, with wedding and garden party invites piling in, neutral blazers are just the thing to complement your pretty summer dresses.
Chiffon fabrics and sleeveless options are ideal for warmer weather, while colour block designs are guaranteed to brighten up the dullest of Monday mornings.
Contrasting patterns are massive this summer, so why not make the look your own by experimenting with animal prints, polka dots and stripes?
Pairing perfectly with culottes, tapered trousers and skirts, a blouse is an easy-to-wear item that you can throw on whatever your office dress code. Plus, with a typically looser fit than classic work shirts, blouses will let your arms and body breathe even during your commute.
Pick Flower Power Work Dresses
Gone are the days of boring work dresses! This season, try updating your look by braving bold patterns and punchy designs. And, since it’s summer, what better way to steal style points than with a fabulous floral dress?
With a flattering nipped-in waist and wide bottoms, culottes and palazzo trousers are a great way to transform your work wardrobe for sunny skies.
To tick off this season’s relaxed silhouette, why not try striped culottes with a white casual tee and a blazer? Comfortable and fashionable, you’ll be pulling in compliments left, right and centre wearing this workwear wonder.