Sophie Smith




What to Wear to Work in Summer

When the sun finally comes out, it’s time to switch to a summer wardrobe, but figuring out what to wear to the office in summer is a challenge. Summer office outfits need to be appropriate for work, while also keeping the wearer cool and comfortable all day.

From elevated summer dresses, to two piece sets that feature tailored shorts and flowing skirts, to light outer layers to protect from those breezy nights, Karen Millen’s summer workwear range is ideal for warm commutes and after work drinks.

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Tops for Summer Office Outfits

Elevate your top selection in a Karen Millen blouse. Made with light and airy fabrics, with relaxed fits, short sleeve or sleeveless designs, and fun, summery colours, our summer work tops are ideal for long days in the office, then for going to post-office plans.

Style them simply with anything, from tailored trousers to denim jeans, from floating midi skirts to shorts. Slip into a pair of polished loafers or chunky sandals for an office appropriate, sunny day approved outfit that is as polished as it is breathable and comfortable.

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Skirts for Summer Office Wear

Experience summer glamour in our work skirts, ideal for office days and beyond. From tailored pencil skirts in bright hues, to flattering midi lengths in playful patterns, to classic denim numbers that can be reworn and restyled no matter the occasion, adding summer skirts to your wardrobe is a great way to add multifunctional pieces that you will keep reaching for.

Style them with blouses, T-shirts, and bodysuits for hot weather days, then switch the summer tops with long sleeve bodysuits, classic knits, tights, and boots when the weather changes.

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Shorts for Office Days

A pair of longline shorts bring a sense of classic tailoring seen less often. Styled with the matching separates, or with a blouse or a bodysuit, hot weather brings with it an opportunity to let your legs out.

Perhaps a little informal, the casual nature of shorts juxtaposed with the tailored design, as well as a longer length, makes for an office appropriate outfit.

Style simply with go-to office heels or chunky loafers for a summer office look perfect for those especially hot days.

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Summer Work Dresses

The failsafe, feel confident when stepping out in a summer work dress. Including relaxed fit shirt dresses, ultra flattering wrap styles, and signature sartorial pieces. Wear one to the office, then to post-work plans, whether heading for dinner or drinks.

Pair them with a pair of loafers or sandals for office looks ideal for heatwaves and summer days.

Read our full breakdown of the best summer work dresses here. Shop Summer Work Dresses

Summer Work Jackets and Outerwear

Because the weather cannot always be trusted, browse our light jackets and summer outer layers. Simply throw over a sun dress or blouse to block out the breeze or sudden showers.

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