As a fashion-conscious businesswoman, it can be difficult to choose work outfits for those long summer days. When it’s bright and sunny outside, the last thing you want to wear to the office is black trousers and a fitted shirt. So how do you stay cool in the heat while still dressing appropriately for the workplace, and reflect the happy summer atmosphere?
The answer is simple: these glorious summer days are the perfect time to get creative with your workwear! Thankfully for the businesswomen in fashion, long gone are the days when office wear needed to be boring and dull. You can still be sophisticated and dress professionally while injecting a little fun into your work outfits. For example, you can mirror the happy summer vibes with a shimmering dress, strappy heels, and a playful bag.
Work wear doesn’t need to be dark
The first thing you need to remember is that office wear doesn’t necessarily mean dark colours or black dresses. While much of your office wardrobe may contain dark shades, summer is the perfect time to splash a little colour into your outfits! This season’s top colour trends are fuchsia, bright yellow, orange, and tropical green.
Don’t worry, there’s a simple rule in styling that will keep you looking chic when experimenting with bright colours: don’t wear more than three block colours in one outfit. For example, you could team a fuchsia blouse with an orange clutch and black skirt and heels. Or a green dress with a gold bag and black heels.
Add some summer sparkle!
This summer, metallics were on full display on all of the catwalks, so why not follow suit with a shimmery dress? D&G have the perfect summer offering for businesswomen who appreciate luxury fashion—in their stunning brocade dress.
This long-sleeved sheath dress is made of sparkling brocade, perfect for those long summer lunch meetings sat outside, where you’ll shine like a goddess. With a 94% silk lining, it’ll also keep your skin cool in the heat of the day.
The sheath silhouette and patterned brocade is flattering on most body shapes and types. To create extra definition around your waist, add a simple, thin black belt around the waist. It also transfers effortlessly for after-work drinks too—simply style it up with a chunky necklace.
Don’t be afraid to be playful
We all feel happier in summer, so why not sprinkle some fun into your fashion with a quirky bag?
D&G have the perfect thing, with their cute embellished shoulder bag. This boxy leather clutch looks like a decadent Italian chocolate bar. It’s the perfect size for your essentials and in high-shine gold, with luxe detailing, it will add glamour and fun to your summer outfits.
Think complementary colours
If you’ve opted for a bright or shimmery dress and a playful high-shine bag, then remember to choose a complementary shade for your shoes. You generally can’t go wrong by wearing black heels with any outfit.
Gianvito Rossi’s Portofino 85 Leather Sandals are perfect. These chic high heels go with any outfit, from cropped trousers to smart dresses. The simple front strap and buckle-fastening ankle strap also make them comfortable for a day walking around the office, and keep you cool on those warm days.