How many conversations about the weather have you engaged in this week?! It really is the topic du jour, probably because we can’t actually believe our luck that we’ve been basking in the good stuff for almost an entire week now. Well ‘basking’ isn’t necessarily true because despite the glorious sunshine, and no matter how much you’d rather be in a pub garden, work goes on and so does the office dress code. Fear not, WSd has got you covered when it comes to facing the sartorial dilemma of mastering heat wave chic and the boardroom in tandem…
Lets get one thing straight- anything you would wear on the beach probably isn’t appropriate for the office so distinguish your summer work and play wardrobes from the get go. This fundamentally rules out skimpy denim shorts but rather than thinking you need to wear less to be cool, think about your fabric choices instead and reach for thin, lightweight and breathable materials. The Rue de Femme Bea Blouse is billowy heaven and will ensure you feel the benefits of any summer breeze that might come your way. Balance the volume with the Mos Mosh Red Abbey Night Pant which offer comfortable relaxed tailoring in a dreamy cotton mix.
A classic tee is a total saviour when it comes to off-duty dressing but when styled right it can prove its worth during the working week too. The Scotch & Soda Marshmallow tee has been crafted from a soft cotton blend and is the perfect base for dressing up with a full pleated skirt or even the beloved pencil to achieve an instant, and most importantly effortless, tailored look. More than just a plain tee, the dreamy ribbed texture on this Scotch & Soda number, coupled with its blush hue, elevates this beauty beyond ‘basic’ to make it feel dressy enough for the office.
The Dion slide offers the comfort and practicality of a flip flop but the metallic slide detailing ‘adds an element of understated glamour’ so there will be no doubt you mean business and not beach.
Let’s be honest, we’re all guilty of eliminating potential summer outfit options because we’re worried about releasing our legs from hibernation. Well its time to whip out the lawnmower and slap on a bit of tinted moisturiser (or head to HUSH beauty- seriously I came out feeling half a stone lighter this week after waxing admin) because a little dress is an essential tool in the struggle against a hot commute. The Scotch & Soda Short-Sleeve Printed Dress embraces summer to its fullest with its loose tunic fit, short sleeves and all-over print. The premium quality fabric makes this number look and feel smart and we can guarantee it will form the foundations of your summer work wear wardrobe.
Lavinia, by Emu Australia, is ‘a feminine and summery take on the bowler shoe’ and not only looks super chic in all its metallic glory but the cut out detailing makes this lace up style ultra breathable. Plus a pair of these mega babes will prove to be a total life saviour for those moments when your pedi needs refreshing. The only dilemma is whether to choose rose gold or silver? Maybe both?!
If you’re opting for looser layers to keep your cool then a structured bag should be top of your agenda to balance the vibe. The Haogi Agnes in black ink is a masterpiece in hand craftsmanship and combines premium leather with hand sewn stitching to achieve the pinnacle in cross body accessorizing that really will ‘make the everyday more stylish’. Plus if you do manage to sneak in a refreshing Pimms on the way to the train station then you don’t need to worry about negotiating a bulky bag down the astro turf adorned steps of Granary Square…
Even if this weather doesn’t stick around, all of these pieces will prove their worth in your capsule wardrobe and whatever your working day throws at you, you’ll look and feel fabulous.
Enjoy the sunshine beauties!