Picture the scene, a stuffy office in the height of summer with no ventilation, and you’re dressed in heavy, claustrophobic workwear. Sadly for most of us girls, this is a scenario we know only too well! Trying to balance work-appropriate attire with the rising summer temperatures can be a somewhat tricky line to walk. Let’s face it, if it were up to us, we’d be swanning around the office in our favourite crop top and shorts combo, but sadly that’s not the reality we live in. So, to get the balance right, the stylists at HIDDEN have put together this guide to summer workwear!
The classic shirt dress is a piece that every girl should have in their closet. Timeless, comfortable and effortlessly stylish - the trusty shirt dress can transport you from boardroom to beer garden in record time! Take our Black Sleeveless Baroque Print Shirt Dress for example. Designed in a lightweight sleeveless silhouette, the dress is perfect for keeping cool in the office, while the baroque print that covers the dress is sure to brighten up any flat workspace.
Open Toe Heels
There is nothing worse than sweaty inclosed shoes during summer. No one wants to feel trapped by their footwear during a long day of work, so investing in some open toe heels is a fantastic option. Our Black Suede & Perspex Heels with Clear Heel are an excellent choice. Featuring an open toe with luxurious suede sole and on-trend perspex heel and toe and ankle strap these heels are sure to be the hottest topic at the water cooler.
Skirts can be a hard line to toe in a work environment. Finding the perfect length to keep cool while retaining a professional look can be difficult, that’s where a midi skirt can be a happy middle ground. We are loving this Black & Gold Floral Print Pencil Skirt. Designed in a classic pencil skirt silhouette, the skirt ticks all the boxes of timeless workwear while the gold floral embroidered design adds a fun pop of texture and colour that is perfect for sprucing up and dull office look.
Lightweight tops are possibly the most essential part of any girl’s summer workwear. Easy, convenient and practical the right top can keep you both cool and stylish whatever the day throws at you. Take our White Tie Front Blouse for example. Combining classic style with a lightweight material - this blouse can be mixed and matched in any girl’s closet. Completed with a tie front design, the blouse is sure to add a hint of interest to any dull work look.
Loving our workwear picks? Why not check out our Smart/ Casual collection for more summer workwear inspiration!