Here’s what Caterina Moda, Diana Di Poce and Meredith Shaw had to say about their monthly outfit selection. Style tips included!
Diana Di Poce
With summer fast-approaching, we all have warm weather wardrobes on our mind. It’s true: dressing for the office in rising temps can be quite the style challenge. Count on my fashion tips and tricks to help you navigate summer workwear with chic office-appropriate outfits that will withstand the heat without cramping your style.
Although we love to shed layers in the summer, when it comes to workwear fashion, layering is key. On days when you’re transitioning from the heat of the sun to icy office air conditioning, cardigans and blazers will quickly become your BFF! Cue my summertime uniform: an effortless dress and my go-to blazer. The electric blue hue of this fun frock immediately caught my eye! The lightweight fabric is easy breezy and made for the summer months ahead. Not to mention, the playful cut-out on the back of this dress is everything! Add structure to the look with a tailored blazer—I opted for a bright white for a summer vibe. Toss the topper over your shoulders for a #bossbabe feel or belt it to accentuate your curves. Own the season (and your next meeting!) with metallic extras that will glisten in the sun.
Get through the season without breaking a sweat with lightweight fabrics and relaxed fits. I’m talking linen: an essential in your summer closet. Easy-to-wear, breathable and comfortable, this summertime staple will keep you feeling and looking cool. What makes linen so summer-friendly is its natural fibres, so embrace the wrinkles! Worried about appearing too casual at the office? Pair the linen waterfall jacket with a classic collared button-down for an instant workwear feel. Add a fitted cropped trouser to complete the look—I’m loving how these bottoms keep my legs feeling cool!
Dresses are a must in the heat of summer. This floral print fit and flare dress is no exception! Bare some skin and rock your 9-to-5 with cold shoulder cut-outs and an on-trend ruffle sleeve detail. The silhouette flatters every shape, while the style offers versatility galore. Take this look to after-work drinks with a lightweight cardi and statement accessories, or dress it down for weekend brunch with flats and your favourite denim jacket—the styling options are endless!
Beat the summer heat in cool and comfortable styles from In every story…
What are some of your summer style tips and tricks when styling an outfit for the office? We’d love to hear from you: share them in the comments below!
To see more of Diana’s looks click here.
I have to say I’m so excited that summer is just around the corner! This winter was rough but sunny days are ahead. As you know I’m off work during the summer so I’ll spend my days at the gym and enjoying staycation activities.
Penningtons has some great pieces for summer fun from their collection, In every story…
I particularly loved the wide leg linen pants and capris that I’ll be wearing when I visit the beach and for those bbq parties with friends. Linen just screams fresh and cool.
Now let wedding season begin! In every story… has some really cute and fun dresses that are perfect for summer weddings. The black dress I’m wearing is comfortable, light and flowing, I paired it with a sweater in case it gets a bit chilly and a pair of heels with a pop of colour. I would also wear it with flats because dancing the night away could be painful with heels (I usually wear heels and then change into flat sandals that I keep in my purse…so bring a big purse hehe).
What would summer be without spending an evening out with the girls! In every story… has these super cute, figure hugging pants that I paired with a high-low blouse and sexy heels. I love this outfit because I can dress it up with heels and blingy accessories or dress it down with a pair of white sneakers and cap and it looks stylish either way. Here’s to a fashionable summer!
To see more of Caterina’s looks click here.
Girl, we have waited a VERY long time for summer to show up this year so let’s really make the most of it!! Vibrant colours, comfortable fabrics and super cute dresses are what our curves are craving right now and I’m oh so pleased to share with you my colourful summer faves from the In every story collection…!
My top pick for the season is this beautiful printed magenta dress that I paired with a light cardigan. Versatile layering pieces are essential for summer looks. For warmer days or breezy nights, you can always decide last minute whether to throw on an extra layer or not. Now, my love of colour is no secret… I can’t get enough of it. But don’t let colour or bright prints scare you! Dare to be bold in a stylish dress like this one. It feels so lovely on the body and moves beautifully with you – nothing tugging or clinging just you, at your best. I plan on wearing this dress to Sunday brunch and everywhere in between!
Care to pattern? This adorable polka dot dress is similar to the iconic 1950s pin-up style but with a modern twist. The bright red blazer works well to add a splash of colour to the ensemble. This look could be dressed up with strappy heels for a special occasion or dressed down with flats for a casual summer day. The fit on this dress is oh so fab – it’s double lined to glide over your curves with ease (no shapewear required!) and the knotted drape detail at the waist gives your silhouette great shape.
Last but not least, as much as I am a bright colour kinda girl I am ABSOLUTELY loving this nautical-chic look. It has a sophisticated minimalist vibe that is a real must for summer. A crisp white blouse is the unsung hero of summer wardrobes. Pair it with a linen bottom like this one and you’ve got yourself a comfortable and stylish look (outfit of the day guaranteed). Linen and summer go together like a patio and rosé. Not only is it breathable, light and highly absorbent (heat wave beware) – I just love how it makes any outfit look effortlessly cool!
Have fun this summer darling, make this be the year you OWN your style and play with vibrant colours and bold patterns! You deserve to get noticed gorgeous!
To see more of Meredith’s looks click here.
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