Figuring out what to wear early each morning is hard enough, but there's no denying that dressing for summer in the city presents its own set of sartorial dilemmas. Every mode of public transport is sweltering, yet at other times it can even get chilly - particularly where office air-con is concerned. So, to help you navigate the hotter temperatures as stylishly as possible, we’ve rounded up the outfits to make summer dressing in the city a breeze.
This summer’s take on tailoring is more relaxed than ever. Soft, linen blazers in neutral shades will instantly elevate your summer basics – look for oversized, long-line styles that won’t stick to you, and pair with tonal separates. Come the weekend, throw them over pretty dresses for a sophisticated twist.
A mid-length shirt dress is the versatile item you’re sure to get the most wear out of this summer. Smart, cool and comfy, it’s effortless to throw on but makes you look instantly pulled together. Not to mention, with only accessories to consider on a morning, you might even get a few extra minutes in bed. Win-win.
Shorts are a heat wave no-brainer. If you were in any doubt as to how to make them look polished, simply opt for a loose shirt in a similar hue, then finish with a pair of strappy sandals and contemporary gold jewellery to keep the look on the right side of dressed up. If you’re heading for a post-work Aperol spritz or two, slip into a slinky cami top.