With blue skies beckoning you through the office window, and a whole host of post-work social opportunities, the summer calls for a slight shift in your working wardrobe. While it’s essential that you stay looking and feeling professional, it’s possible to make a more laidback outfit feel entirely work-appropriate by remembering a few key rules, one of which is to add some well-chosen pieces of jewellery to pull the look together.
First things first, though, sticking to a more basic colour palette swapping black for navy and brightening things up with white is a great way of getting away with less structured shapes. Having two pairs of shoes to hand is also a good idea, so that you can swap from office-chic flats to boardroom-appropriate heels in no time.
Let your jewellery then be the way of introducing some much-needed colour, by picking out polished pieces in summer-ready hues, such as Swarovskis Attract Earrings in sky blue, and the brands bestselling Stardust Bracelets, which can be worn on their own or mixed-and-matched together. Stack them up post-work for an extra burst of colour and sparkle.
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A super-smart bag, such as Topshop's Silverlake Satchel, will pull more laidback layers together perfectly.
Super summery in nude suede, turn to Jigsaw's heeled sandals when the boardroom calls.
French Connection's Aro Crepe Wrap-Over Top is a loose and laidback design that still retains a certain polish.
Swap your classic black blazer for Oasis? exquisitely-tailored white design to instantly lighten the mood.
Perfect for playing mix-and-match, team two of Swarovski's Stardust Bracelets together by day and stack on some more for added glam post-work.
In the most beautiful sky blue hue, Swarovski's Attract Earrings are a summer-ready alternative to clear crystals or pearls.
Sometimes all that's called for is a classic cotton T-shirt that will make the ideal layering tool.
An elegant design with skin-revealing cut-outs at the sides, & Other Stories? suede flats will take you from the office to post-work drinks in style.
Super summery in nude suede, turn to Jigsaws heeled sandals when the boardroom calls.
Gap's Centre Star Scarf is a lightweight layering tool to keep close at hand.