Monday, September 28, 2015

Tips for Summer Work wear

As the temperature rises, it is important to update your office attire not only to suit the weather, but the working environment. Although different companies and working environments call for different styles, we're here to give you some simple tips on how dress for work this summer:

1. DO Wear lighter colours and fabrics to achieve a more relaxed and light look this summer

2. DON'T wear shorts to the office.

Experts say shorts look too laid back and unprofessional for the office. We love this look, but lets keep those for the weekend

3. DO wear summer dresses.

We love summer dresses for work, and they allow you to feel cool and fresh. Pick your work summer dress wisely by opting for a more structured or plain summer dress. Nothing too beachy please

BiBi Rouge Olivia shirt dress R390

4. DO keep patterns to a minimum.

We love a floral summer look, but for the office, be fussy with your patterns. Try keep the colours more neutral or stick to a more conservative shaped dress so that it is less overwhelming.

5. DO bare a bit of skin.

In most work places, sleeveless is acceptable, but try and stay away from spaghetti or thin straps that can look too casual and show too much chest.

BiBi Rouge Leilei dress R530

6. DO love the longer length.

Want to wear an open neck line, compensate with a longer length to class it up. This is also great for the figure conscious ladies as it flatters and shapes your waist and hips. Just remember, if you have a bigger bust, pair this look with a light jacket.

BiBi Rouge Mischa dress R480

7. DO wear your work shirts..

but change it up! We love the work shirt and casual pants look. This is great for summer as its slightly more casual but still professional and clean. Pair this with some heels for the perfect corporate look.

BiBi Rouge Petra shirt R330

8. DO'NT wear slip slops!

Keep them for the weekend ladies, no one likes slip slops in the work place! Rather heel it up! It always transforms an outfit and makes it work ready

BiBi Rouge Adele skirt R340

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So remember, it's good to dress cool and fresh, but don't go too casual or bright and you will have your summer work wear down.