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SUMMER WORKWEAR: THE EDIT

29.04.16

Dressing for summer is no easy feat and it takes an even trickier turn when it comes to office-appropriate attire. Our advice? Embrace the heat and don’t stray too far from your personal style to ensure you get it right every time. In our SS16 edit, we look a little closer at how best to make a stylish transition into summer and reflect the season’s fresh perspective.

THE PLEATED SKIRT

The pleated skirt comes in multiple guises, but it’s floor-skimming silhouettes that make the strongest case for workwear sophistication as we switch seasons. Clever folds and strategic pleats bring subtle modernity to the time-tested look but remain grounded when styled with a simple white blouse and heels.

THE SUMMER SHIRT

Suiting separates are a fail-safe power pairing and the most feminine way to take this classic combination through to warmer climes is by switching up your go-to shirt for something more suited to the season. Languid silk in brushed pastel or shell hues will soften tailoring’s typically sharp lines and printed alternatives offer a quick colour fix.

THE PRINTED DRESS

Striking the balance between office-friendly and off-duty chic, summer’s printed dresses are the simplest way to boost your warm-weather wardrobe. High-neck styles that fall just above the knee will slot seamlessly into your nine-to-five rotation, working just as well styled solo as they do layered under a longline blazer for a more polished take.