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How to Dress for the Office in the Heatwave

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It’s important to dress appropriately when you are going to work. Appropriately would depend on where you work and what you do. Maintaining the professional look can be easy to pull off when the weather is cool. The problem is that when the temperature starts increasing, it gets trickier to find the right clothes that will be suitable for the weather and still look professional.
What, then, are the best outfits to wear during the heatwave? Here are some heat-friendly yet professional outfits you can wear to work, depending on your job:

Light coloured clothing
Work attire is usually known for its dark colours. Dark colours absorb more heat than light colours do. Wear more light coloured clothing like pastels and neutrals to reflect the sun’s rays and keep you cool yet professional.

Lightweight fabrics
Aside from the colour of your clothes, the type of fabric you use is also important when it comes to choosing the right work clothes during the heatwave. Lightweight fabrics like cotton, linen and chambray are ideal to wear when its hot. Such fabrics allow for easy passage of air thus keeping you cooler.

Sleeveless blouses or tops
Sleeveless blouses or tops that can be worn with a blazer are ideal for work when it’s hot and humid. A lovely sleeveless blouse paired with a skirt would give you a professional look. The good thing about having a blazer on is that you can put it on and off when needed.

Skirts and dresses above the knee
Skirts and dresses, which could be short-sleeved or sleeveless, are great when it’s hot and humid. They are more comfortable to wear instead of trousers as they allow air to flow. As a rule, I only wear skirts and dresses when it is hot.

Take note of the type of skirts and dresses you pick for work. It’s more preferable to stick with a single colour. They look more professional. Light flowy skirts and dresses made of materials like chiffon are also great to wear when the weather is hot. You can style your dress with a waist belt and still look stylish and professional.

Light tailored jacket
Jackets are always part of a corporate attire and they are as useful as blazers. You can wear a light cotton tailored jacket over a sleeveless dress, or a blouse and maintain the professional look.

Lightweight trousers
If you have to wear trousers, go for lightweight trousers. Trousers made of light breathable material are great to wear to work. Materials like cotton or linen are ideal for trousers. Linen blended with other light fabrics helps minimize wrinkles. Go for trousers that are loose and that do not cling to your legs. This will help prevent you from overheating!

So there you have it! Feel free to be creative by adding lovely accessories to complement your dressing. A matching bag or purse wouldn’t hurt as well. How are you dressing for the office in the heatwave? Feel free to drop your style tips in the comment section.

Thanks for reading.

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OOTD: The Show Must Go On

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The first half of 2016 is over. And usually around this time of the year, I like to reflect on how my year has been so far. So I know if I am heading in the right direction or not. I am a bit of an organised freak, so I like to keep an eye on any aspect of my life. 2016 has been fab to be honest. My family and friends are well. I am well. The summer weather has been great in the last couple of days, although I am still suffering from hay fever, and it got worse last weekend, but I am hoping to be free of it very soon, crossing my fingers, and my toes.

Fashion and Style Police is growing and my income reports are also looking good, which is fab. This blog started as a hobby, then became a part-time job, and is now a full-time job. I even have a lovely lady working with me to keep this blog alive and kicking, so I am happy I am reaping the fruits of my labour, and all my efforts have not been in vain.

My Book – How to Cash In as a Blogger is also a bit popular on Amazon (please leave me a review on Amazon if you haven’t done so already), so I feel extremely blessed.

Overall, the first half of the year has been fantastic, and I am raising my glass to the second half of the year, hoping it is even better.

 

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Now over to this outfit. I wore this outfit some days ago. We were visiting friends and family in another city and I wanted a simple/casual outfit, so I went for this. I also had on this gorgeous rose gold Grand Classic Michelle Keegan Coin Necklace by Sparkling Jewellery, and it got a lot of attention. It is a fine delicate necklace, and the coin design makes it even more beautiful and special. Plus in came in my favourite shade of gold – Rose Gold.

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I fell in love with this necklace as soon as I laid eyes on it. It came in a very cute package, it was impossible to not fall in love. It retails for only £35, which I find very affordable. Sparkling Jewellery also has so many other unique necklace, bracelet and ring designs, with light price tags so you will be spoilt for choice on their website.

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I hardly wear necklaces but I really love this piece so I will be wearing it a lot this summer.

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How has your year been so far?

WHAT I WORE

Blue Top – Mango

Black Skirt – SHE Fashion (French Label)

Black and Gold Sandals – Next

Gold and Brown Bag – Michael Kors

Necklace – c/o Sparkling Jewellery

Blue Watch – Toy Watch

Sunnies – Lacoste

 

 

 

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