Summer holidays don’t last forever. And when it’s time to stop living in beachwear, maxi dresses and jean shorts, it’s time to come back to reality and work. Inspiration is never far away, so fill your wardrobe with simple yet stylish outfits from casual to more business wear. Here are 3 outfit choices with 3 different personalities, suitable for whatever workplace.
Summer Outfits: Smart-casual
The smart-casual look doesn’t just consist of your usual ‘blouse with a pair of trousers’ outfit anymore. Styling the perfect day dress with a belt however can instantly polish an outfit. Day dresses are perfect for summer, comfortable and chic with different lengths and styles. The belt will also flatter your figure and add some dimension to the look. Summer work days offer another chance to explore bright summer colours. The sharp red of Confashion’s shirt dress may be daring, so keep this outfit simple with a pair of Sophie Breitmeyer’s miniature stud earrings. If you’re looking for comfort on your feet, don’t ignore a pair of low heeled pumps. We’ve selected De Sienna’s Aimee pointed ballet flats in black to give off the elegant vibe. Complete this outfit with a black bag to complement the bright red, like the designer suede bag by Kia Ora.
CONFASHION – RED SHIRT DRESS
DE SIENNA – AIMEE POINTED BALLET FLATS IN BLACK
SOPHIE BREITMEYER – SILVER AND RUBY MINIATURE RUFFLE EARRINGS
KIA ORA – DRITA THE BAG IN BLACK SUEDE
Summer Outfits: Pretty Charming
Whether it’s a smooth or hectic day at the office, this outfit is guaranteed to keep you looking fashionable whatever the day may bring. Regardless of the type of workplace, you’re going to need a stylish pair of trousers. These days, it’s all about creative patterns on trousers and the Robin black Blockade trousers by Hemyca are an ideal subtle pair. The cool toned colour scheme can match various smart blouses, shirts, sweaters and tops, making these trousers the epitome of work-appropriate. For a pretty charmed look, pair them with an ear knitted cardigan in white to balance out the colours from the patterns, and skip a coat. To draw even more attention finish this look off with Florian London’s Vienna black Tote bag and some loafers. Faguo’s Tassel denim suede loafers are a sure thing.
HOSS INTROPIA – EAR KNITTED CARDIGAN
HEMYCA – ROBIN BLACK FLORAL BLOCKADE TROUSERS
FLORIAN LONDON – VIENNA TOTE BLACK
FAGUO – TASSEL LOAFERS IN DENIM BLUE SUEDE FOR WOMEN
Summer Outfits: Means Business
If you’re looking for business wear, you want an outfit that gives a polished sophisticated look. Of course, one of the most popular is coordinating a pencil skirt with a scuba top. The skirt extenuates curves and embellishes your legs, while the top flatters your figure, elongates your torso and smartens the whole look to perfection. We’ve selected a grey, black and white colour scheme; relaxed but sophisticated. Hemyca’s black scuba top is a great match with the grey Elina skirt by Emile Vidal Carr. For the occasional summer rays, keep your eyes guarded and chic with these crystal sunglasses by Established with bold colourless frames. Finally, finish off this monochromatic black, grey and white outfit with Mybulcher’s Anna stiletto in white and a gold ring by Edge of Ember as a pop of colour on your hands.
HEMYCA – BLACK SCUBA TOP
EMILE VIDAL CARR – ELINA SKIRT
ESTABLISHED – NINO SL CRYSTAL SUNGLASSES
MYBLUCHERS – ANNA STILETTO IN WHITE
EDGE OF EMBER – STARBURST PEARL RING IN GOLD
So next time, try something different knowing you can be bold and creative whilst appearing smart and professional. If you enjoyed reading this article, share it with your friends at work. Don’t forget to tag us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and let us know which summer outfit best describes you!