The New Power Dressing: Your Back To Work Wardrobe Essentials

You may no longer be out-of-office but you can still motivate yourself with a wardrobe that cleverly walks the line between summer casual and professional


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DARE TO LEAD

Relaxed suiting is an easy choice for summer workwear. Opt for a languid suit in a saturated bright that commands attention.

Staple & Cloth jacket $309 and trousers $275. Georgia Alice shirt $469.

THE POWER OF NOW

The latest retail figures indicate pink summer dresses are an easy segue for workwear when temperatures are soaring.

Tibi dress, $1195, from Muse. Jasmin Sparrow earrings $229.

ON THE COVER

Camilla & Marc jacket $429. Moochi blouse $260. Kowtow jeans $259. Kathryn Wilson heels $299.

WAKEN THE POWER WITHIN

A crisp white shirt and a safari jacket evokes a cool and collected aura in a crowded boardroom.

Georgia Alice jacket $1299. Shjark shirt $399. Camilla & Marc skirt $550.

COMPANY POLICY

Muted earth tones in breathable fabrics are abundant over summer and when it comes to back-to-work options, it’s all in the styling. Tuck a delicate linen shirt inside a pair of trousers and throw on a linen blazer for an easy workwear formula that will serve you well.

Staple & Cloth blouse (POA). Shjark blazer $499. Sea New York trousers, $695, from Muse Boutique. Jasmin Sparrow earrings $365 and pendant $365.

LEAN IN

An item that will see you through summer to autumn? Try a lightweight collarless jacket you can throw on at the last minute; perfect if you’re the person who’s always late.

Jojo Ross coat dress $825 (available for pre-order). Zambesi dress $430. Kathryn Wilson heels $299. Earrings, $99, from Walker & Hall.

THE ROAD TO SUCCESS

…is paved with good intentions. If in doubt, try a belted jacket. Your new office staple works seamlessly over skirts and trousers.

Staple & Cloth jacket (POA). Ingrid Starnes skirt $299. Harris Tapper shirt $430.

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