Work wear has long since pushed past the typical trousers-and-a-blouse uniform. However, inthe warmer summer months, it gets harder to put together smart work outfits that are comfortable but don’t compromise your professional image. There needs to be a happy medium which allows you to look stylish whilst keeping yourself cool and pulling off that polished corporate style.
In today’s article, we look at how you can transform 5 summer work wear essentials (which most of us will no doubt have in our work wardrobes) into stylish outfits that will keep you feeling fresh all day and still look the part for those important business meetings.
A Well Cut Dress in Black
A well-cut dress with room to sit comfortably and thick enough material to be flattering and appropriate is an absolute essential for your summer work wear wardrobe. On the days when you have time to orchestrate elegance and sophistication before a big meeting, it will be an advantage. On the days when you're running late but want all the rewards of elegance and sophistication, there's nothing better! On the days that you want to wear the same dress for an evening event, you are completely covered! If your go- to dress is black, why not try pairing it with some simple court heels in a cobalt blue shade, a silver brooch and a black structured bag for that chic but classic look?
2. A Red Structured Bag
If you need an organised, professional place to keep your house keys, lunch, purse, and the possibility of having to lug your work computer to and from work, then having a bag that is both practical, yet colourful and stylish is absolutely essential. Its important to invest in a work bag that is both big enough and smart enough to make those daily tasks and travels easier on you. Red works well with most colours and adds a powerful touch to any look.
3. A Pencil Skirt In Navy
A pencil skirtis a must-have item in every professional women’s wardrobe as it is perfect for creating a more feminine look in the summer. If you own a navy pencil skirt, try wearing It with a mustard top, orange peep toe heels and a matching navy bag for a creative and classy look.
4. Beige Tailored Trousers
For those casual work days, opt for a classic smart casual look that will stand the test of time. This summer look is a mix of structured tailoring (beige tailored trousers) paired with a comfortable navy three quarter sleeved tee and a tan bag.
Complete the look by by adding a splash of colour with a patterned scarf containing blues, orange or tan. As for shoes, depending what mood you’re in, you could go for a small heel or comfortable slip-on’s in a deep peach colour to match the warmer tones in the outfit.
5. A Navy Blazer
A navy blazer is one of the most versatile pieces in any work wardrobe. You can use it to dress up casual clothes or throw it over a top and nice jeans if your office is more casual, but either way, this is the most versatile piece in your wardrobe.
You don’t have to wear a neutral coloured dress with your blazer to achieve a smart look. Instead, try pairing a summery floral patterned dress with your navy blazer, topped with on-trend brogues or slip on shoes for a fun summer vibe. Complete the look with a light coloured bag in a shade that matches your dress. On a warm day it will have you feeling like part of summer; bright and colourful!
Now that you have picked up some tips on how to transform your 5 summer work wear staples into creative, stylish outfits, you can be confident that you are going to look sleek, chic and sophisticated whilst staying cool throughout the warmer months at work.
Until next time,
Your personal stylist,