Creating beautiful work outfits and mastering your office style is so much easier with a little know-how, that's why I am here to help you out by showing these amazing work Summer outfit ideas to try in 2018. From now on, you can stop wondering what to wear to work to look as stylish as you do outside the office. All you need is to find your perfect mix of office-appropriate dresses, shoes, skirts, bags, and sweaters. Whether your job is ultra-corporate or incredibly creative, my tips might help you land the corner office you deserve. So, what are you waiting for, get on board!
When it comes to finding the best women’s workwear, we’re not just talking about staple tailored trousers and collared shirts, we mean working this season’s key trends into your office outfits. From gingham dresses and ruffle skirts to ruffle shirts and smart bags. I’ve rounded up the very best workwear ideas to overhaul your current wares. Not only can they be worn right now but they’ll also work for the transition into fall so you can rework these fresh pieces into your wardrobe ready for the new year.
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.
Best work dresses
Of course, the most hard-working item of your work wardrobe is without a doubt the work dress. Whether your office dress code is strict or smart casual, do check our round-up of the best smart work dresses so you always look chic, from statement wraparounds to sleep A-line numbers.
Best work separates
Think crisp shirts and liven up black pieces with embroidered details and pops of new season colors to liven up traditional monochrome palettes. 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;
Don’t be afraid to accessorize for work – a pair of modest earrings or a statement necklace can really help bring an outfit together. If you’re a bit more pragmatic, a watch will help keep you on time and is an easy office wear staple – check out our edit of the Black Friday watches deals if you’re looking for a timepiece of your own.
Look at your feet
If you work in an office where open-toe sandals are allowed, get a pedicure - Chanel's new top coat makes any color especially long-lasting. But no matter how relaxed your work environment, flip-flops are never okay. The jury's out on pool slides.
Monochrome is in
Black and white looks great at work. Appropriate doesn't need to be boring, though: a white T-shirt plus a black leather skirt is the easiest summer outfit imaginable. An immaculately ironed white man's shirt with the season's Chloe-styled track pants is also chic.
Consider the cardi
Take a tip from Victoria Beckham, who is often seen with a short cardi layered over her dresses. From the heat of the tube to icy air conditioning, a thin cardigan can be a very chic cover-up. Add a belt to modernize the look. Also, consider a lightweight collarless cropped jacket - Zara has a white tweed option with a black bow that's been bought by three Bazaar team members.
Make friends with the midi
The mid-length skirt – definitely not summer's perennial maxi, dragging limply on every pavement – is surprisingly flattering and easy to wear. Tuck in your top and try it with flats.
The boyfriend blazer will be your best friend
Make like Michael Kors and throw a slightly oversized navy or white blazer over a summer dress to sharpen up your look. This is the kind of wardrobe staple that you'll never regret.
Workwear doesn't need to be dull
Of course, it does depend on where you work. But trend-led pieces like culottes, oversized trousers, sportswear, even jumpsuits can perform brilliantly in the office with flats or block heels, then be dramatically dressed up for a night out.
So, to summarise, we’ve gathered up the very best women’s workwear for the new season, from the high street and designer destinations to help you keep your workwear wardrobe up-to-date this season. Getting dressed in the morning is about to become so much easier.