Summer Office Attire

When the summer months hit, make sure you have a few shift dresses in your wardrobe for a fail-safe day option. Coast dresses are famous for easy-to-wear styles and with the addition of heels, a fresh coat of lippy and some statement jewelry, can be taken from the office to the cocktail bar in no time.

My Faves Journal - COAST Floret Shift Dress - isme

Prior to deciding on a work wardrobe, it is important to establish the office environment you intend to enter into. If you work in a corporate department, you may be expected to don a smarter style than that of a fashion or music-orientated office. Many that work in the fashion industry are expected to showcase their style knowledge on a daily basis – sometimes this can be trickier than wearing a suit to work.

Instead of reaching for one of the several suits you own and teaming it with a statement shirt, you will have to create an entirely new look on a daily basis. This should be one that looks fresh off the runway.

My Faves Journal - Isme.com - Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Core Hi Top PlimsollsAwear Leopard and Snake Print Scarf – Fiorelli Straw Shopper Bag – Bench Dawlish Dress
Summer Animal Print Paper Trilby – Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Core Hi Top Plimsolls

Footwear designs are constantly changing and although many believe the humble trainer to be an office fashion faux-pas, both men and women have found a place for this shoe in the office. Many stylish men will don the likes of high top All Star sneakers with smart suits in order to create a retro, statement look.

A number of fashionistas are following in their footsteps too with the traditional trainer given a slight twist in the shape of heeled or wedge trainers. Worn with skinny jeans, skirts and even wide-legged trousers – the end result creates the illusion of longer legs without having to succumb to ridiculous high heels for eight hours a day…

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  1. May 28, 2013 / 2:45 pm

    I love my converse all-stars! Would def. pair them with a dress, skirt or trousers! 😉

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