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As the world is slowly getting back to normal and some of us need to return back to office life and work might be we need some inspiration what to wear as we skipped one season completely. But it doesn’t mean we need to go headlessly shopping. Let’s use what we already have, might add some few pieces and enjoy summer to the fullest. The below would be my inspiration for how to build a back to work summer capsule wardrobe.
How To Build a Summer Work Capsule Wardrobe
I already prepared some summer wardrobes few post ago and here. And work summer capsule wardrobe doesn’t need to be far away from it. I learnt a few lessons last year what works and what doesn’t in the office. I learnt that spaghetti top is an absolute nightmare in the office as we need to lean over the desk sometimes to have a closer look into the papers and short skirts are harder to work at as well. This year I would make a few changes in my work wardrobe or I would be more careful with my choices when it comes to working.
I am pretty sure you already have what you need in your all-year-round wardrobe. Might be you need to add a few pieces or swap a pencil skirt for something summery or casual. I feel like in the summer even strict office rules are not so strict, people are more relaxed and wearing a bit more casually. What is a great advantage, no need to sit in the hot office in the tight uncomfortable clothes. Your basics will work magic in the hot weather, especially if you build your wardrobe from the natural materials, cotton, linen and silk are your best friends.
Natural drape and a lightness of silk make it’s the best choice for hot days when you need to walk into the airconditioned office. Keeps you nice and cool outside and comfortable in the office.
As I mentioned above I learned the lesson last summer with the spaghetti top. Don’t get me wrong I love it and still have it but it is not the best choice for the office. As I leaned over my desk, or when I need to pick up something I kept checking my cleavage, it’s not nice to show off everything. This year I would prefer something more office-appropriate crew neck top would be a better choice.
It’s summer, don’t be afraid to wear more skirts and dresses. They are nice and flowy looking professional without too much effort.
One-piece outfit. What not to love about the great looking dress. I would consider the length and material. I fell in love with COS style dresses, loose and minimal, or shirt dress will never go out of style.
Pair of culottes are a great swap to a classic office style pants. With the heels, they are a killer option for powerful meetings.
Easy slip-on or simple sandals are the shoes what get most of use in my wardrobe. Easy to wear and style.
Those are all basics what keeps you cool and chic without compromising on style. Of course that just a simple guide and doesn’t need to be limited to these pieces. A simple t-shirt is a great option too.
What do you have or add to your work summer wardrobe? What do you like to wear or not to wear in the office? Share some ideas with us so we can inspire each other.