Why is it that when summer comes, out first instinct is to wear something shorter, sleeveless, more revealing? Here’s how to look summery without baring all …
Getting dressed for work during the summer is hard; a fine balance between looking presentable and professional and feeling elegantly cool when the weather gets hot. This season’s neutrals look professional and flatter skin tones: try a camel suit that you can wear as a two-piece of break up. Dress a two-piece down with a classic white T-shirt, add a great pair of gold earrings and feminine slingback shoes. Find new ways to style a blazer for summer; it will add a tailored feel to a more casual look. Think of pairing a midi skirt with short-sleeved top under a long-line linen jacket in a complimentary shade. Invest in an easy-to-throw-on ankle-length dress. Move from desk to dinner with a simple shoe change. Hard-working summer staples? Short-sleeve white cotton shirts, mid-calf grazing culottes, lightweight cardigans, fine wool jackets and lightweight cotton trenches.
Camel lightweight wool blazer, €365; matching lightweight wool trousers, €275; both Low Classic at www.net-a-porter.com. White slingback shoes, €29.95, at Zara.
Gold Daisy earrings, Return to Tiffany Love Bugs by Tiffany & Co, €720, at Brown Thomas. Buttercream cotton top, €69, at Cos. Print skirt, €39.95, at Zara. Green metallic striped cotton-blend dress, €335; www.cefinn.com.
Fuchsia Anthea linen blazer, €225, at Hobbs. Pink midi skirt, €29.95, at Zara. Print dress, €59.99, at Mango. Double-breasted houndstooth wool-blend blazer, €430; www.cefinn.com.
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