Look professional, yet chic in the office...
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Fashion-forward, yet practical Spring and Summer workwear can be hard to come by, especially on the high street. But, that doesn’t mean that your office wardrobe is doomed to be dull and dreary. With the help of Primark’s new SS17 collection, we’re going to show you how to work your workwear with success. So, get ready for a style refresh (all without breaking the bank)…
Trend 1: Pastel Power
Brighten your mood, and keep all of the attention on you in the boardroom by dressing in vivid colours. For SS17 in particular, opt for flattering pastel shades like candyfloss pink, mint green, baby blue or lilac. Trust us: a pop of colour never looked so good!
Trend 2: Smart Meets Casual
To make a casual dress look work-appropriate, layer it with a structured blazer. Aim for one with a simple pattern and neutral colour tones, so that you can mix-and-match it with a number of different garments.
Trend 3: Suit Up
A tailored co-ord set, like this floral printed suit, is ideal for Britain’s breezy Spring months, and will ensure that you mean business in the workplace. To keep all of the attention on your patterned ensemble, pair it with some chunky heels and a tucked-in shirt. Plus, remember that you can wear a co-ord set separately, too, for even more styling possibilities.
Trend 4: Chic Silhouettes
Stay office-chic with a figure-flattering jumpsuit that’s cinched in at the waist. During the Spring, pair this sophisticated, yet comfy garment with a simple long sleeved-top, and some statement heeled boots. In the Summer, you can experiment by wearing a T-shirt underneath, or leave it as is – talk about versatile!
Trend 5: The New Trench
A statement trench coat is a true wardrobe investment piece. For SS17, opt for a thin one with rolled-up sleeves, and go for a daring colour, like burnt orange. Then, up the ante with some Kim Kardashian-esque sunglasses, and slip on some stylish sandals for comfy work vibes.
Trend 6: Fancy Frills
As you approach the warmer Summer months, trade in your suits for a feminine, flowing dress. A key trend for this year is subtle frills, so work these into your outfit with the help of a ruffled dress or some hero accessories.
Shop this workwear edit from the Primark SS17 collection, which is available in-store.