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.

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OOTD: What To Wear To Work

Hey peoples, autumn is here already, did I hear you say oh no? Well, I kind of feel your pain, summer went by so quickly this year, it was the shortest summer ever, everyone is still moaning about it. As for me, I am going embrace the autumn season with open arms, look forward to the new stylish pieces and accessories coming up and show off my bare legs for as long as the weather allows me. Hey autumn, be good to me.



For this ‘What To Wear To Work’ outfit post, I am rocking some of my latest wardrobe additions, this black and white dress by London Times US was a gift, my black sandals by Michael Kors sandal is making its first appearance on the blog and this Louche Denksey Leather Bag by JOY is also new. I love this bag so much because it is the perfect size; I love my bags large, so I can carry all my junk with me easily, I love the fact that it is real leather; it screams quality from a distance, and the ponyskin contrast panel is so chic and bang on trend. I love this bag.



Let me introduce you to this cool brand, JOY is a fashion and lifestyle brand, known for its unique accessories and innovative womenswear. The brand celebrates individuality and expression, so if stylish pieces and accessories with a vintage flair and a British stamp sounds right up your street, JOY is the store to shop.



Black and White Dress – London Times via Ross

Black Sandals – Michael Kors

Cream Blazer – Miss Selfridge

Black and Bag – c/o JOY

Sunnies – Gucci

Leopard Print Scarf – Next

White and Gold Watch – Michael Kors

Necklace worn as a Bracelet – Dorothy Perkins

What do you think of this outfit? Will you wear this to work? Sound off in the comment section.

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