What to wear for work in the warmer summer months
Keeping up with your style in the warmer weather can sometimes be a conundrum, especially when you’re looking for something to wear for work. Knowing how to introduce a few key pieces into your summer wardrobe can make your daily choice a lot easier.
A white shirt is suitable for any season
There’s a reason a white shirt is considered a classic piece. Every year there’s a huge amount of variety on the high street, so you’re bound to find something that suits your personal style. To stay on trend this year you might want to go for something that has an OTT sleeve. Think 80’s and go from there.
Consider a cardigan
It’s time to ditch the chunky knits in favour of lighter cardigans – arguably, the chicest of all cover-ups. We all know that weather can be temperamental, even in the summer, so having this layer on hand will always come in handy. Adding a waist belt over a long, lightweight cardigan is one of this year’s spring/summer trends.
Switch a mini for a midi
In the winter, a mini skirt paired with a thick pair of tights can be suitable for work, but without tights in the summer, this can be slightly daring. Instead, opt for a midi skirt. Midis are surprisingly flattering and incredibly versatile. You can tuck in a shirt or even a t-shirt on more casual days and pair with a heel that you feel comfortable in.
Befriend a boyfriend blazer
Throwing a boyfriend blazer over your summer dress can instantly take your look from casual to corporate. While boyfriend blazers tend to be a little oversized, it’s still crucial that you choose a fit that’s tailored to your body shape so that you don’t end up swamping your outfit. Neutral coloured jackets work with everything and rolling up your sleeves to show off the jacket’s lining can take your look from the office to evening.
Forego flip flops
No matter how laid back your boss is and whether its casual Friday or not, flip-flops for the office are never ok. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t opt for a pair of open-toed sandals or peep toe heels that work well with your outfit. Remember, if it’s been a long winter you might want to think about getting a pedicure if your toes will be on show.
Play it safe with monochrome
You might think that all of your summer outfits need to be bold and bright. In the office, however, black and white always goes. We’re not saying that you can’t mix it up a little with colourful accessories, but a white shirt tucked into a black leather skirt is one of the easiest (and chicest) summer outfits imaginable.
Regardless of the season, your workwear never has to be dull. If you’re someone who struggles with finding outfits that suit your body shape, check out Ashleigh Plus Size, a site that’s dedicated to helping you remain on trend, no matter your size.