With David Rowley
Dressing appropriately for work when it is 25C needn’t be challenging. It’s understandable you may feel that flinging on a pair of short-shorts, a cropped T-shirt and sandals at the weekend is easier. However, dressing summersavvy Monday to Friday is just as simple.
The key to looking chic and feeling comfortable while in the office is to always have a cover-up. Yes, the sun may be blazing outside, but you should always be prepared for your cool air conditioned office or breezy spells during the early evenings when you’re on your way home from work. Choosing a lightweight jacket or cardigan in fabrics such as linen and cotton will see you through from 9am – 5pm. This baby blue Kidman jacket by Alice and Olivia (£420) comes in a classic cropped cut with fringed trims to deliver just the right amount of chic, for a look that’s both classic and on trend.
Another trusted option for stylish summer work wear is a transitional dress. This multicoloured dress by McQ Alexander McQueen (£440) is not only perfect for the office but teamed with a pair of killer heels you’re also ready for after work cocktails on the terrace.
David Rowley, personal shopping manager, Harvey Nichols, Leeds.
Dear Stylist, As the mercury rises and the sun is shining, my off-duty outfit choices seem to follow the same pattern; shorts, vest and flip flops... it couldn’t be any easier. It’s Monday morning when I seem to struggle to balance my summer wardrobe with suitable work wear. Can you please help?