If you’re anything like me – 22 years old, freezing to death whilst also seemingly going through the hot flushes of menopause – you’ll understand that Summer makes getting ready for work pretty difficult.
Our workplace is pretty lax, so we don’t have a uniform or dress code in the office, but I still like to look presentable and smart.
Instead of forking out for new work attire that I’ll probably wear once – only to then use as a tissue whilst crying to myself thinking ‘Why did I spend moneyyyyy on a pencil skirt’ , I’ve gone for the slightly less dramatic option and used what I’ve got.
Pink Shorts – Boohoo (Similar)
Shirt – Primark £10
Sunglasses – £6.99
Tartan – £3 Brantanos Charity Shop
Black Shorts – Primark 2014
I’ve found that scallop trim shorts have become my best friends this Summer. Whether I wear them with tights or I decide to treat the world to the view of my pale and pastey sticks we call legs, I feel smart and sophisticated.
My Primark white shirt has become a staple piece in my capsule wardrobe – not just for work. It’s a really light material, so it’s perfect for keeping cool, and hangs really nicely with jeans, or tucks with for a textured look with skirts and shorts.
As for the tartan, it’s actually an old dress I bought last year at a charity shop that I now wear as a top.
Most of these items I’ve had for a year or more, so they’re not only affordable, they’re also a great investment. Smart shorts are pretty much a timeless piece and will stand the tests of time, so grab yourself a few – they’re easy to wear, no matter what season.
What’s also great is that these outfits aren’t necessarily just for work; they’re easy to wear in the Summer for any party, shopping trip or anything else you lucky people might be getting up to.
What do you guys think?