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Nailing summer styling for the office

What are you supposed to do when it feels like 100 degrees outside but it’s absolutely antarctic inside your office? Dressing for the office in summer can feel like an absolute nightmare sometimes but don’t worry, we’ve got you covered with some top styling tips to keep your temperature at bay when it needs to be.


Linen shorts

Yes, shorts can totally be worn to the office (in most cases!). Find yourself a nice pair of linen blend A-line shorts that has a matching blazer and pair it with a simple basic tee or singlet with some flats or low block heels. Check out somewhere like Forcast or Portman’s for some cute matching pieces. 

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Wrap dress

The wrap dress is like perfect seasonal all-rounder. Perfect for summer and spring and you can dress it down for autumn and winter, simply style it with your favourite flats or sandals and dress it up for after-work drinks with some heels. Have a look somewhere like Seed, Cue or Forever New and find that perfect wrap dress. 

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White linen shirt/singlet

The white linen shirt just screams tropical getaway. Light, breathable material, this shirt is the perfect basic accessory to team up with your entire work wardrobe and carry you across the seasons. Luckily, this item is a hot topic still and you can get it from the likes of Ralph Lauren, Seed, Ally and many more. 

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Pleated skirt


Ultime summer through to springtime styling, the pleated skirt can take you from work to the weekend to after hours partying. Get it in a basic colour or a gorgeous floral print. Find them at the likes of Portman’s, Veronika Maine or Forcast. 


Basic Cami’s


Stock up on these in a few colours and make them a staple to your work wardrobe. Style them with your tailored pants, skirts or even jeans and take them from the office to the weekend. They’re versatile and look great underneath a blazer with some block heels. Check out Bonds, Ally or Cotton On to stock up on a few cheap ones. 

Hopefully in filling your work wardrobe with these staples, you’ll be easily guided from season to season and stay comfortable no matter what your office air conditioning is like.

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This article is sponsored by Canberra Outlet – A new world of fashion.

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