Summer Work Wear

Summer makes it all the more difficult to get dressed to work in the morning. Shorts and loose fitting t-shirts or a swimsuit are all you feel like wearing. Yet office wear requires a certain level of decency and so we often face the long-standing dilemma of comfort vs decent work-wear. I thought of a few items which I deem to be basic and ideal summer work wear. The pieces you keep wanting more of! Here are a few outfit sets I created on polyvore.


The shift dress is one of the most versatile pieces a girl can have in her wardrobe, in fact it might just be next up in the Wardrobe Basics series.

shift dress, jewel tones, summer work wear, victoria beckham dress, phillip lim bag, louboutin bis un bout

victoria beckham dress, white statement necklace, jil sander shoes


 Go monochrome - pick a colour and stick with it. The printed skirt makes the outfit pop!
Perspex adds sass to any shoe. Also it gives a modern vibe to an otherwise very vintage looking outfit (gingham skirt and straw bag!)

striped shirt, polka dot skirt, statement necklace, givenchy bag, dolce & gabbana bag

Pop-art inspired. Makes me feel like liquorish! Always a plus.


The sheer jacket is a great way to keep the outfit light, whilst still maintaining that corporate air at the office. Also, works well when you quickly need to smarten up the outfit for, say, a meeting.

I'd leave these bermuda shorts for Friday when the week's over and everyone's more relaxed. The statement necklace makes the white t-shirt and bermuda combo more chic. Because haven't you heard? Bermuda shorts are the 'it' shorts of the moment!


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