When it’s hot out here in Australia, we know it’s time for our working wardrobes to update for new hot temperatures. Hands up if you take a long commute to work, (where you’re actually sweating from the sardine-line pack trains) only to turn up to the office and it’s fridge like air-con? Summer work wear is tricky huh? Here we take on the tasks busy girls swear by to look equal parts chić and polished while you tackle obscure heat.
You might be a little surprised, but advising busy working women on summer office wear and what to wear for professional outfits is one of my favourites. Wether it’s women in a corporate environment or for a creative advertising agency, it is possible to stay comfortable and boss in style at the same time! Let’s take a look at some outfit ideas for every season to help you invite additions into your new summer wardrobe that will make you look forward to dressing every morning!
A Season Statement, The Pleated Skirt
Yes, even accomplished women can tick this off their “many lists.” When summer is tricky when it comes to dressing and you’ve got a scorching day ahead, we look for a season statement skirt with body that’s wearable throughout temperatures. If you’re office is more on the business casual side, step out in a pleated skirt, camisole and blazer combo to achieve an effortless 9-5 look. For busy working ladies, a pleated skirt is more purposeful than ever.
On weekends combine pleated skirts with more casual tops or tanks tucked in at the front but when it comes during the week, this versatile piece can be styled for any occasion even for a more fashion forward look with a blazer. When it comes to investing a skirt into your wardrobe, know that the pleat design is quite flattering for any body shape and size from cinching in the waist and elongating the body. For a more fuller body shape, look for geometric cuts and thin materials that exude sophistication, style with a silk cami for a statement summer business casual look.
Casual Weekend-Work Wear, The Summer Linen
In many offices, whatever you wear to work, anything goes. The new rules for summer casual work wear has changed since believing that we associate “work” with only wearing black pencil skirts and kettle-black work shoes inside a small cubicle. Many women equate dressing smart to tight-fitting suits with a fountain pen in hand. But what if your job is more desk-free or you’re running around as a fashion intern? It's time to style smart in linen dresses. Even though linen dresses are occasionally more for casual events, when you find the right silhouette and cut you can easily mix and match for an effortless weekend-work wear wardrobe.
The new rules for wearing the summer linen dress have become a popular choice that can look polished and put together, while still beating that summer heat. From it's wearable material like cotton and linen, it's breathable to attest any hot climate - when looking for the right style, look for a button down linen dress with a bit of structure. If you need to be more formal for meetings, all you have to to is just add a blazer! Definitely not suggesting that we start to dress in kaftans and waft around but we we can now style our outfits in a relaxed way with joyous automation. A cool, refreshing material like linen can can look très chic for a monochromatic look. If linen dresses are too casual, opt for a linen blazer with well cut jeans.
Business Office Outfits, Prints And Floral Midi Dresses
There are magical things in life like wearing floral for summer, and it’s still groundbreaking. From animal prints to bold floral patterns, styling summer dresses are a colourful and easy way to transition any wardrobe into appropriate corporate work wear for that casual business office look. Add a trendy touch with floral prints and still look professional in the office as this is a statement piece you can easily dress up or down. When women pay so much attention to what types of outfits you can wear to work, the most important factor is to dress confidently.
Universally, professional women can’t get enough of animal prints in their summer office outfits; in our skirts, our tops and now our midi dresses. Wearing animal printed dresses on the weekend can be worn in a versatile way as a fun casual outfit with sneakers and can even be styled with heels for the workplace. Choose an animal printed midi dress that makes you feel gorgeous that will go with the rest of your things, and a pattern that is more subtle than busy. Business attire for women in an office setting can be styled to look professional with the right accessories. Easily style your midi dresses with mule heels or boots throughout your work week, it's an effortless way for any busy boss lady to just chuck on and - go!
For your business casual workwear, don't let the heat ruin your ensembles for office appropriate wear! Needless to say, dressing for the office, especially in summer is not easy but no wonder theses choices are perfect for busy girls throughout the workweek. Now you're ready to plan some cool business outfits for work, it's time to love what you do and wear what you love!