How To: Dressing For Work In Summer

Dressing for British summer time gets trickier by the minute. One day we’re welcoming cloudless blue skies and hot sun rays and the next we’re sheltering from thunder storms and downpours. With this is mind, here’s how we’re dressing for work in summer, the Jigsaw way, come rain or shine.

The Co-Ord

Minimal effort, maximum impact. When it comes to dressing for work in summer, a cool co-ord cannot be faulted. With matching top and bottoms, be that trousers or a skirt, all you have to think about is shoes and accessories and you’re ready to hit the commute. Opt for our mini splash silk cotton blouse with matching relaxed trousers and you’ve got a look that feels as comfy as your pyjamas. Win win.  

Dressing for work in summer made easy with Jigsaw mini splash co-ord
Jigsaw tan suede Carter bag ideal for daily essentials

The Jumpsuit

Similarly to the co-ord, opting for a jumpsuit gives that effortless throw-on-and-go look. Plus, you’ll be super comfy too. Wear this spicy red jumpsuit on its own or layer over a thin knit or a striped tee on cooler days. Finish with on-trend tie up espadrilles or sliders and add statement resin earrings to complete the look.

Dressing for work in summer made easy with Jigsaw red jumpsuit
Jigsaw green resin earrings accessorise a work summer look

The Wide Leg

The wide leg trouser is the chic way of tackling a multitude of dressing for work in summer problems. Easy and breezy, avoid feeling sticky on the commute in this loose silhouette, paired with a lace cami and sliders on those particularly hot days. For cooler days – or when the office air-con gets too much – tuck in a thin knit and complete the look with some leather trainers

Pairing Jigsaw peony print wide leg trousers with thin knit for work summer dressing

The White Jeans

Nothing says summer like a pair of white jeans. Fresh, fun and actually much smarter than their blue counterpart, white jeans are an ideal piece of summer workwear. Dress up our Westbourne kick flares with a printed blouse and sliders for an easy office-to-evening look. Or, pair our Hoxton white jeans with a colourful longline blazer for a relaxed but elevated approach to office dressing. 

Pairing Jigsaw white jeans with a bright yellow blazer
Pairing Jigsaw white jeans with a printed jacket

The Dress

Finally, we couldn’t talk about dressing for work in summer without a dress, could we? Choose wrap styles or belted midis for carefree yet smart summer dressing that can take you from office to evening all the way through to the weekend or a wedding. Style with some block heeled mules or statement slip ons.

Dressing for work in summer made easy with Jigsaw red belted dress

Author: Jigsaw