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White Shirt Wednesday: Hot Desking

summer office style inspiration

Whilst the limelight-loving style set hang up their city totes and high rise heels and head off into the sunset, the rest of us 9 to 5 work warriors are left holding down the proverbial fashion fort over summer.

Once doomed to a season spent with an interminable air-con cold and balmy work wear, the sartorially savvy gal about town is re-writing her style C.V. with hot to trot urban outfits that re-define the work to play rules of engagement.

Inspired by our round-the-clock schedules and tireless yearning for ensembles that the bridge fashion and function divide, hard-working trends and innovative fabric swaps reign supreme as power dressing takes on a new meaning.

Elevating uncomplicated silhouettes with audacious shots of rich colour and forgiving perennial materials, crisp tailoring creates a formal framework for vivid hues and luxurious ornamentation. Playing with a 'working holiday' silhouette that transitions your look seamlessly from the morning commute to Moroccan market in the swiftest of segues, adding a touch of ethnic appeal into your work wardrobe inspires a wanderlusting style narrative and ignites your creative flair.

A sophisticated melange of rich, earthy hues and luxuriously breezy fabrics, this three-piece mix n' match outfit covers all the conventional bases with a high-luxe twist.

Using our favourite bright white Bettie silk shirt as our sartorial ground zero, this classic short sleeved design is a light, breathable alternative to starchy cotton numbers this summer. Soft to the touch, this elegant style classic works beautifully with the night time sophistication of this midnight satin playsuit. A two-in-one design that adds a preppy chic element to the doldrums of everyday dressing, this comfortable tunic-inspired design looks the part paired with a contrasting white VAUGHAN shirt. Swiftly amped up into high gear with a quick wardrobe change, this metallic front zippered design oozes with a tropical nights themed mystery when paired with this beautiful artisanal tapestry jacket.

A traditional Thai design that invokes holiday vibes wherever you are, this intricate side split overcoat is ideal for those crisp morning coffee runs and late nights on the town. Worn with our simple VAUGHAN shirt and a playsuit for day, or with casual distressed denim on the weekends, this Mochi embroidered design is the perfect street chic silhouette to pair with comfortable casuals.

Carrying on the cross-continental style dialect, these simple slip on tapestry loafers and intricate beaded tassel earrings add a well-travelled edge to power dressing staples. Topped off with an on-trend sienna leather briefcase that easily transforms into a stylish shoulder bag, this warm, carefully curated blend of travel and tradition is a sure-fire design combo for the staycationing belle of the boardroom this summer!

Pictured: VAUGHAN Bettie shirt, Mochi overcoat, T by Alexander Wang playsuit, Cobra Society loafers, Oscar de la Renta earrings, Henri Bendel briefcase

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