What I Wear To Work: Summer Edition

Today's post was inspired by one of my favourite bloggers, Charlotte over at Lilmisschickas. She recently did a workwear haul video and mentioned that lots of bloggers don't really talk about their workwear, so I thought that for today's fashion post I'd show you a typical week's worth of outfits for me.

I tend to go for the same sorts of shapes for my work clothes - fitted plain top half, printed flared skirt - and this week mostly confirmed to that, although because it was so ridiculously hot in London I did go for slightly lighter clothes than I normally might! Most of my work clothes come from Dorothy Perkins, Primark, H&M and New Look, but I will mix in other things as well depending on what I'm doing that day and the weather.

(By the way, apologies that these first two pictures are a bit rubbish - the only way I could take the shots was in the mirror and the lighting is not good in our bedroom! I really need to get a proper camera and tripod...)

Monday: This is one of my favourite spring/summer work outfits - I love the colours together and the effect of blue sky over a field of flowers. The top and skirt are from Dorothy Perkins and the shoes are from H&M.

Tuesday: I really like a good floaty wrap dress, and this one is great to layer over a vest with flats in summer or with boots and a long-sleeved top in winter. It's from Joe Browns, with a vest underneath from Zara and the H&M shoes. You can also just see my glasses on this photo which are another link to Charlotte as I won them in a competition on her blog! They're from London Retro and the style is called Angel.

Wednesday: This is one of my favourite summer dresses - I love the 1950s-style shape and the unusual print, and always get loads of compliments when I wear it. It's from Oasis, the cardigan is from New Look and the belt is out of an H! by Henry Holland at Debenhams dress.

Thursday:  This skirt from Joy is one of my newest workwear purchases. I love the print on it (though I'm not entirely sure why some of the petals on it look brown - I think it might be the light shining through our bedstead and couldn't fix it in Picmonkey), the bow detail at the waist and the fact it has pockets. I put this with a white Dorothy Perkins T-shirt and black Dorothy Perkins cardigan for when our aircon was a bit too chilly.

Friday: A more casual look today for the end of the week. This is one of my go-to Friday work outfits in the summer, as it's just smart enough for the office but still quite relaxed. The top is from a New Zealand shop called Glassons and the skirt is from H&M.

I've really enjoyed doing this post - I know I don't do many fashion posts but this has been a fun one to do. I'm thinking about doing another one of these in a couple of months with my autumn/winter workwear so if you'd like to see that let me know in the comments. I will also be doing a post on my work make-up soon so make sure you look out for that!

What do you wear to work in the summer?


  1. I love the skirts you wear I am branching out to longer midis and flares they are so gorgeous xx

    1. Thank you! I'm not much of a midi girl - too short for that, more's the pity - but I really like the flared skirt shape, they're so flattering on everyone and really easy to wear :)

  2. Ooh love your dresses, they are so pretty! You look fab! X