Since many offices have relaxed the rules around what to wear, we thought now would be a good time to showcase our favourite summer workwear looks. No-one likes a stuffy office but unfortunately it’s not always something you can avoid, so take matters into your own hands and invest in effortless pieces you’ll feel comfortable in when temperatures soar.
The midi skirt is a year-round workwear failsafe, why? It’s chic and comfortable – two things which are invaluable when you’re spending upwards of 8 hours a day wearing it. To give your 9-5 wardrobe a summer refresh, don’t be afraid to inject some statement prints. Leopard is having a major moment but if you want to be super on trend – opt for a colour pop version. As we’re talking office-friendly outfits here, you’ll likely want to keep the rest of your outfit neutral. We’ve gone for a crisp off the shoulder top (the long sleeves make exposing your shoulders acceptable) and black accessories to accent the print in the skirt.
More of a trousers person? These khaki joggers are a wardrobe staple! Forget any preconceptions you have about khaki being casual. When paired with the right thing, it’s the dream colour companion. What makes these office-appropriate you ask? Despite being super soft, the tapered shape gives the illusion of a smarter material. And the subtle metallic spot detail only helps to elevate them. We probably don’t need to mention how comfy they are either… hellooo elasticated waistband. We’ve styled them with a boho blouse, colour pop bag and super on trend white weave sandals to give the overall look a considered feel.
For our final look, who says you have to ditch denim at work? We’re making it part of our 9-5 attire by opting for a darker wash. A midi-length shirt dress is a chic alternative to jeans. It’s really versatile and looks just as good with heels as it does with white trainers. We’ve gone for the latter in this example – perfect for dress down Friday. To ensure the look is spot on, we’ve chosen a two-tone tote bag (who can resist a burst of citrus yellow anyway?) and a headscarf tied around a low pony.
Are you liking the look of our favourite 3 summer workwear ensembles? Hover over the images to shop straight from this post, or for full outfit details – head over to our Youtube channel for all the links!