1. Elevate Tank Top
We’d call this piece the unsung hero of workwear: deceptively casual but WILL work harder than anything else you own. Choose a structured tank with thicker straps in a premium fabric to pair with tailored pants or a long-line skirt. If you have one in black, white and perhaps a fun bright, you’ll have options for every day of the week.
2. Take-On-The-World Trousers
Tailored trousers in summer? We’re not pulling your leg. They absolutely work and are super comfortable if you look for linen and cotton blends (steer clear of heavy wool).
3. Sophisticated Slides
Luxe designer flats with moulded footbeds continue to be where it’s at this season. Perfect for your walk to work or 1:1 with the boss. While anything goes after hours, we suggest squishy leather or a patent finish for the workplace. No rubber, please.
4. Good-To-Go Midi Dress
For those days when you’re running out the door, an easy breezy midi dress that doesn’t require too much ironing will be your saving grace. Worth their weight in gold. The beauty is you can throw one on five seconds before your next meeting, add nothing and still make a memorable impression.
5. Silky Slip Skirt
Here’s a 90s comeback piece no one saw coming, but everybody’s loving. Slink into the office in a bias-cut slip skirt (full length or midi) and you’ll find it miraculously ticks all the boxes. Also looks the business with a tank, blazer or summery knit.
6. Summery Knit
No one talks about how great sleeveless knitwear is in summer – particularly when it comes to office dressing (or when that aircon is blasting). Tops like these have just the right amount of professional polish and nonchalance without being too heavy.
7. A Waistcoat Dress
Summer’s answer to the classic trench, a waistcoat dress is a simple yet put-together piece that may just be the most perfect transitional item in your wardrobe. Wear it with bare arms and heels in summer. In winter, belt it over a long-sleeved knit and boots. Employee of the month here we come. Extra points for cost-per-wear efficiency.