Dressing for the office in warmer weather can pose quite the style conundrum. Bazaar’s fashion director Avril Mair shares her guide to getting it right…
1. Wear the appropriate underwear
A flesh-tone bra underneath anything white or light; a strapless bra under anything with spaghetti straps; a camisole or vest underneath anything sheer. Your underpinnings make a fundamental difference to how polished you look. A word of warning about this season’s off-the-shoulder tops: viewed from the other side of a computer, as your boss walks through the office say, you can look entirely naked. Depending on where you work, this may not really be okay.
2. A white shirt always works
There’s a reason this is a classic piece – everyone looks good in a white shirt, without exception. You can find a myriad of variations on the high street for summer; Cos is especially great at this. For a S/S17 update, consider changing white to blue. Otherwise, look for interesting details like long cuffs.