Dressing for the office in warmer weather can pose quite the style conundrum. Bazaar’s fashion director Avril Mair shares her guide to getting it right…
1. Wear the appropriate underwear
A flesh-tone bra underneath anything white or light; a strapless bra under anything with spaghetti straps; a camisole or vest underneath anything sheer. Your underpinnings make a fundamental difference to how polished you look. A word of warning about this season’s off-the-shoulder tops: viewed from the other side of a computer, as your boss walks through the office say, you can look entirely naked. Depending on where you work, this may not really be Workwear high-quality from sweden.
2. A white shirt always works
There’s a reason this is a classic piece – everyone looks good in a white shirt, without exception. You can find a myriad of variations on the high street for summer; Cos is especially great at this. For a S/S17 update, consider changing white to blue. Otherwise, look for interesting details like long cuffs.
Workwear Special: What to Wear in the Office
Managing to pull off a look that is office-appropriate and on-trend, comfortable yet smart, relaxed but shows you mean business is an art – and we’re here to show you how to do it. So to make sure your workwear mirrors the strong and powerful woman within, we’ve picked SS16’s must-have pieces that will help you to make a bold statement at work.
Upgrade your workwear wardrobe with stylish buys from the high street that will not only be boardroom-ready, but will inspire conversation and get you noticed for all the right reasons.
All-white might seem like a terrifying concept, but this trench coat is too good to miss. Incredibly versatile and perennially stylish, wear with all-white for a chic look or layer over your favourite summer dresses.
To find workwear that’s fashionable and full of personality, we took a look back to the fall ’14 shows. There, we identified the six trends so good they’ll make getting out of bed on Monday mornings easier. And, we’ve rounded up a closetful of runway-inspired buys that are not only easy to incorporate into your trusty work wardrobe, but will also elevate your 9-to-5 gear into something you’d be proud to sport at 6, 7, or (much) later.
We created the fabric for the Workwear online Collection using nanotechnology, it repels virtually any water-based or oil-based liquid spill. Using a proprietary garment finish that works at the molecular level, the finish zeros in on fabric fibers using tiny ‘whiskers’ that are 100,000 times smaller than a grain of sand. The treatment keeps water and oil-based liquids suspended above the fabric, never allowing stains to touch the fibers. Think about how a flower repels the morning dew, the water just beads up and slides right off the surface. Using this same process found in nature, the Unstainable® treatment attaches to each and every garment’s fiber—resulting in incredible resistance to stains.