Summer Workwear Options
Sweaty isn’t stylish.
It’s the season of sticky humidity and finding an outfit that is both cool and appropriate seems almost impossible. Fear no more! These summer workwear tips will allow you to seamlessly transition between the boardroom and after-hours cocktails.
On the days when we’d rather be wearing nothing at all, we must embrace the tank. They are allowed, as long as they aren’t too strappy or low-cut. If your workplace is swanky enough to turn their nose up at your tank top then I’m going to assume your workplace is air-conditioned. Just leave a lightweight blazer by your desk and dive into it from nine to five.
If you can get away with sandals, sneakers or slides in the office, grab that opportunity and run with it. Or shuffle away. Running in slides is dangerous on a wet surface.
A matching set will fool anyone into believing you’re engaged and organised when really the only thing on your mind this season is ice-cream.
A t-shirt can be appropriate IF styled correctly. Make sure your tee is crisp, clean (that means no stains) and crinkle-free. Tuck it into a mid-length skirt and complete the look with a simple heel. For a more casual vibe, wear your tee under a satin slip dress.
Hillary Clinton has rekindled our love for the female power suit but the fierce jacket/pant combo could well be a disastrous December choice. Thankfully, the newly-embraced short suit has come to our rescue.
GO WITH THE FLOW
Team a flowing skirt with a structured top and keep it easy and breezy this season. Alternatively, pair a flowing top with lightweight pants and let the air in. Avoid head-to-toe flow, though, because flow + flow = frumpy.
CALLS FOR CULOTTES
Full-length ain’t fun in February. Choose culottes for coolness. Team them with a crisp shirt and elevate the look with a scarf.
It’s hot, we get it. You’re dreaming of 5pm and sipping mojitos poolside. But fashion doesn’t stop during the sticky season and you can still have your moment during the balmy months. Spring into summer in style. Or at least try. You can do it.