Summer workwear can be such a minefield, even in a casual office like mine, I dread to think what I would be like in a more formal business environment! My fail-safe is to go for a sleeveless dress but sometimes you want something a little more fun, and that's where separates come in. Now I admit, I will always prefer a dress (they are just so easy!) but I will always have space for a cute skirt and top combo in my wardrobe... Apologies for the weird lighting in these photos, they looked great on the camera but look really lacklustre here. It's a shame because I really love this outfit, I felt fun but still professional which is all you can ask for really! This cardigan is one of the nicest things in my wardrobe and it is perfect for this time of year as it is the perfect inbetween-y layer: thin but not too warm, thanks Matilda! ;)
|Cardigan: Gap via Matilda, top: H&M, skirt: Sainsbury's, shoes: c/o George at ASDA|
This white draped top is another old favourite of mine and is the first thing I pull out when the weather heats up. The drapery makes it much more interesting than a basic white tee but it is still plain enough to wear with more statement pieces. As the outfit was pretty neutral, I decided to add a bit of colour with a bright lipstick and Max Factor Bewitching Coral matched my cardi perfectly!
This skirt was a bargain in the Sainsbury's sale at the beginning of last summer and although it has never featured on the blog before, I actually wear it a lot in the summer. The length is great (and long enough to have bare legs with!) and the fit is super flattering- I mean who doesn't love an elasticated waist?! The print is really unusual but I really love it as there are lots of colours in it that I can pick out. I originally added this necklace but it looked too bulky and this one would have been perfect, but I couldn't find it... I really need to sort out my jewellery box!
|Can you believe that it was warm enough for bare legs in April?!|
These gorgeous sandals were another of my ASDA picks and they are so ridiculously comfy- I didn't even have to go through the horrible ritual of breaking them in! They really remind me of these Matalan sandals which I absolutely love and so far, they have been the perfect accompaniment to all of my swooshy dresses and skirts. They aren't leather but they don't look cheap or plasticky thanks to a fairly simple design and some judicious design touches, like the textured front strap and chunky gold buckle. I am gushing but it is simply because I love these sandals so much!
What do you wear to work in the summer?