Summer Work-Wear Switch Up
The summer months bring longer days, better weather and lighter and brighter fabrics. Summer also brings the age old dilemma of what to wear to work as the temperature changes. Your dependable work trousers can no longer see you through the working week as they’re too thick and heavy, your long sleeved button-down is now too much for your daily commute. The answer? You need a Summer work-wear switch up.
Style Doctors stylists have also put together some simple summer work-wear swaps, to ensure that you have the opportunity to remain both comfortable and confident even if it’s a hundred degrees out!
#1 Swap trousers for culottes
Trust us, culottes are your new best friend! These are lighter, roomier and perfect for summer. Give your usual work trouser a rest and switch it up for the new kids on the block.
How to wear: Incorporate a pair of culottes into your look by pairing them with a simple camisole and pumps. Carry a structured clutch for a fashionable finishing touch.
#2 Swap your shift dress for a shirt dress
Light, airy and flattering – a shirt dress compliments any figure and is easy to throw on with some light sandals – perfect for those early mornings when you just don’t know what to wear!
How to wear: For a work outfit worthy of praise, wrap a belt around your shirt dress, toss a leather purse over your shoulder, and finish the look with a pair of espadrilles or loafers.
Main Image | A.L.C Paperbag Trousers | Diane von Furstenberg Shirt Dress | TOPSHOP Jumpsuit | CASTAÑER Wedge espadrilles | MARNI Cotton-poplin shirt | TOPSHOP Wrap Skirt | TOPSHOP Loafer | TOPSHOP Color block dress | Steve Madden Sunglasses | Tory Burch Watch
#3 Swap your pencil skirt for a paper bag skirt
This skirt is all about the waist and creating a silhouette – the tie-up feature hides a multitude of sins and is a great way to dress up a tucked in t-shirt or camisole.
How to wear: Give this always flattering skirt style an office update this summer by investing in detailed tailored sleeveless button-downs to tuck in.
#4 Swap dresses for jumpsuits
Jumpsuits have had an office makeover – decidedly grown-up, sophisticated options are available in tailored shapes and muted tones – a whole new way to approach work-wear has arrived.
How to wear: Keep it simple. Purely add luxe accessories (like this watch we selected) and a light tailored cover-up to make the just-got-out-of-a-meeting look work for you.
Read more about how to create the perfect work-wear wardrobe here. Would you like to be shown how to create the perfect work-wear closet in person? Why not book a style session with one of our personal stylists in New York.