We get it. Balancing your daily 9-to-5 is enough of a challenge without the added task of finding a summer wardrobe that keeps you cool yet modest. Here are some pieces that aren’t afraid to work overtime!
From the high-end to the high street, Ashlee Starratt helps you to get the look
Cover that cami and avoid a chill from your office A/C on overdrive with a light cardigan that’s both stylish and professional. This navy-blue number from MANGO is our idea of modest-a-la-mode. Own it for RO7.
Want to accessorize for the office without weighing yourself down in the humidity? Slip on these pretty-as-a-picture feathered earrings from Bershka and forget about them, as they’re barely there! On-the-tag: RO4.9.
Sometimes, no matter what you do, you just can’t escape the heat. Office A/C on the fritz? Keep your tresses out of your face by pulling your hair back with a tropical-print scrunchy headband – like this one from Aldo that also doubles as summer’s cutest accessory! Snag it for RO4.6.
Move over cotton. Linen may just be the official fabric of summer and you’re going to want to live in it! Gauzy, breathable, and light-as-air it’s comfort encompassed. Case in point? These posy-pink culottes from Zara that are perfect for both an outing, or the office. Price: RO15.3.
Don’t be afraid to go bold with a summery pop of colour to liven up your work wardrobe. This silky V-neck camisole from Matalan is the perfect pair-up to those breezy linen trousers! Grab it for RO3.3.
The humble shirtdress is here to stay. Modest yet stylish, make it a summer staple in your work wardrobe rotation by opting for a version in a light, breathable fabric – likes this buttercup-yellow striped viscose version from M&S. Bag it for RO16.9.
Okay, we’re going ahead and mentioning the unmentionable – just how much our feet sweat in the summer. Gross. But it’s a fact of life. And as those pair of beach flip-flops just aren’t appropriate attire for your 9:00 a.m. briefing – yet, you don’t fancy your footsies being cramped up in a pair of stifling pumps either, then these easy-peasy mustard-coloured slip-ons from Call It Spring are the footwear for you. Price: RO13.4.