Make choosing what to wear to work a breeze with smart-casual outfits from The Edit – a collection of the best new-season pieces, curated for you
Sticky commutes call for comfy, easy-breezy silhouettes. Statement skirts are a simple way to look – and stay – cool on warmer days. Start conversations around the water cooler in this graphic striped skirt, which looks effortlessly sleek when paired with a crisp white shirt and chunky leather sandals. But don’t stop there: wear it with a super-soft white T-shirt for relaxed weekend style or take it up a notch with statement heels for summer events, from garden parties to weddings.
Minimalists, don’t worry! We have you covered too. Opt for this lightweight linen-blend skirt in soft white or tangerine, with flattering side splits and self-tie belt for a perfect fit.
Always on trend, midi dresses make the perfect daily uniform for effortless office style. This pure cotton midi dress will keep you cool even as the mercury rises. Embroidered florals and ladder lace details on the sleeves and along the neckline add a feminine touch. Simply add chunky hoop earrings to finish off the look.
Or why not try this flattering tea dress available in three ultra-wearable floral prints? Wear your midis with commute-busting trainers – like these neutral leather sneakers – for easy all-day wear or smarten up while staying comfy in low-heeled leather clogs.
There’s nothing stuffy about this summer’s new take on tailoring – think relaxed shapes that look effortlessly cool for work or play. These wide-leg crepe trousers strike a balance between crisp style and comfort – and can be easily dressed up or down. Wear with a striped shirt or knitted cardigan to protect against icy office air conditioning.
Play with pattern and colour to introduce an unexpected edge: subtle pinstripes give these linen-blend trousers a sophisticated look, while fuchsia makes a bold statement. Oversized shirts and blazers are big this summer. The easy-to-wear staples will slip seamlessly into your summer wardrobe. Style them with wide-leg trousers for a more tailored look or pair with high-waisted jeans for the ultimate in understated cool.
Words: Emily Sutherland