Sunday, 14 July 2013

Dressing for work in the summer...

I hate to be a cliche but I am not a fan of hot weather. The combination of pale skin and a body that is always warm does not make summer a very pleasant experience for me. Weirdly enough when I was in Italy I was OK but here, I just melt- perhaps it's the humidity that I have a problem with?! Unfortunately I can't use my time-tested method of lying in a cool dark room and eating ice-cream during the week so I have to find suitable outfits for work, never an easy task when it is 27 degrees outside! For me, sleeveless dresses, leggings and sandals have been the perfect combination in the heat this year. I last wore this mint dress back in May last year and I couldn't believe how short it was when I tried it on again this week. I am all for comfort but without leggings, I think this would be far too short to be decent!

Dress: Primark, leggings: Tesco, shoes: Betty London sandals c/o Spartoo
Pale gold nail varnish is my go to colour for the summer, it's one of those colours that looks good however tanned (or pasty!) you are. This is 'Angel Nails' by Max Factor , a colour I like so much I have re-bought it at least 4 times... 


I had been wanting to buy these sandals for months but every time I tried, they went out of stock which really isn't surprising. They look super sleek and are really comfy now I have broken them in. The first time I wore them I got a huge blister on the bottom of my foot but luckily that has disappeared now!


How do you dress for the heat?



P.S. This post was done in collaboration with Spartoo

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9 comments

head over heels said...

pretty dress....as much as i wanted a hot summer the heat is getting a bit unbearable, i definitely stay away from trousers when it's like this! x

Sarah said...

Ugh I agree, it's unbearably hot at the moment! I've just been rummaging through my wardrobe for some old favourites!
x

Marlen said...

haha yea, i wish we can just cool down by eating ice cream all the time. it would make summer so much more nicer :) but i love your solution for what to wear! sleeveless, floaty dresses are a must, and your sandals are SO PRETTY. i want!

xo Marlen
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Lily Lipstick said...

This dress is so pretty. I've been sticking to floaty cotton dresses and sandals, it's too hot for anything else! x

Sherin said...

Such a pretty dress. The mint colour is so lovely.

The Style Rawr said...

Such a lovely print and so floaty! I melt in the heat and find it impossible to get dressed properly!

Tara
www.thestylerawr.com
xoxo

Winnie said...

I don't mind dressing for the heat -but what I really hate is dressing for the heat and then going to work and sitting in an office. The worst! I stick to floaty everything!

FAIIINT said...

It's definitely the humidity, I'm exactly the same. This is a really pretty summer outfit though & love the sandals.
I know what you mean about dresses too, it makes me feel old to say it, but they've gotten so short! I see so many that I love, only to order them & find they skim my bum cheeks! Argh!

Shes Dressing Up said...

This is such a pretty dress! And I love the simple sandals you've paired it with. All of my friends and fam back in the UK have been mentioning the hot weather, the amount of times my mum has said to me "It's 27 degrees you know" on skype whilst fanning herself... We Brits just aren't used to it are we?!

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