Monday's What to Wear to Work: Summer office chic

Have you ever left the house one hot Summer morning looking elegant and put together, and yet arrived less than half an hour at your office looking like a flustered crumpled mess. Obviously we all know hot weather is really made for long floating dresses and breezy fabrics, but try turning up in a formal office wearing your favourite beach moumou and don't be surprised if a HR consultant turns up at your desk asking if you are suffering from post-traumatic stress or, worse, trying to inflict it on your colleagues...

That said, wearing a wool suit in the Summer isn't that great an idea either. Not unless you are trying to faint from the heat and be sent home. Instead, summertime asks for a re-write of your office chic style book. In mine, cotton wrap dresses and fabulous sandals abound, and I wear lots of light neutrals: whites, beiges, camels... The one thing I don't compromise on though is fierce heels and gorgeous handbags, they lift any outfit up, don't you think? (Whatever you do, please don't wear clumpy cork or espadrille wedges in the office, those are strictly for the week-end!)

My Summer work chic shopping list is here:
- Cotton wrap dress, Diane Von Furstenberg (also in khaki green)
- Python pointed toe heels, Gianvito Rossi
- Bathurst bag, Anya Hindmarch
- White pleated linen dress, Hobbs
- Laser cut tote bag, Warehouse (very Alaia, don't you think?)
- Beige suede sandals, Aquazzura


Evie said...

Looks very similar to my summer wardrobe, but I also like to add punches of colour like bright orange dresses and a coral blazer! xx

LittleS said...

You're so right about the colour splashes Evie, I too try to wear more bright colours, especially as accessories. xxx