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Wednesday, 5 July 2017

Summer Outside but not in the Office, What to Wear

Surviving summer whilst working in an office can be hard, especially when it comes to your outfit. Your wardrobe becomes a minefield of doubt and confusion because although it's boiling outside (it hit 32 degress last weekend in England), your office has air con which is lovely... if you were a polar bear.

I have a solution that keeps you both cool during your commute in the glorious sunshine, or not so glorious if you're on public transport, and toasty warm in the office.

Layering! Whether you're male or female layering is key to surviving the office in the hot summer months. The beauty is that you can add as many or as little as you need to, depending on how cold the office is. There is an art to layering however; below I've put together a few tips to help you ace the art of workwear layering.

1. Only layer your tops!

2. Aim for a light- weight and neutral colour t-shirt for your base layer, often a tighter fit. This allows you to overlay with a shirt without worry that you'll look sloppy with an untucked t-shirt hanging out.

3. If you want to stop at the shirt then that's fine, if you're like me and get really cold, a high-neck jumper over a shirt is great for wearing in the office as it keeps you warm whilst looking professional with the addition of the collar detailing.

4. Your two base layers- t-shirt and shirt should be made of airy fabrics and it's ideal to opt for light colours, for a more comfortable commute.

5. Jewellery- if you are wearing a lot of basic and plain colours then your outfit may need some accessories to add interest. Opt for thin and delicate chains for your necklaces and bracelets to avoid them rubbing on your skin during the day.

As for your bottom half, I would recommend opting for a chino style or loose fitting trouser, as these are normally made of lighter fabrics and come in many different colours that are more fitting for the summer months.

Chinos are a great option, especially for men as they offer a more sophisticated look for the workplace, with similarities to the more commonly worn dark suit trouser!

Women in my opinion have it a lot easier in the summer, with more option in the form of skirts and dresses as well as trousers!

Remember to just have fun with your layering and keep in mind that you need to be both comfortable with each layer allowing you to move freely around the office and on your commute!

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T-Shirt M&S
Trousers Jacqueline de Yong & For Men, Bonobos.
Jumper Mango
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