Hey there team, I’m back again and not budging for a while. After a wonderful week on the White Isle and another spent in the UK, I am now back to Stockholm where summer seems to have arrived and it’s as glorious as everyone promised.
Long days are spent strolling along the water front, taking boat rides out to the archipelago to sip rose at sunset and cycling around a near empty city. Although most Swedes have opted to take the whole of July off on holiday – yes that’a s thing here, they can, and they do – some of us still have to go to work and practice a normal 9am to 5pm routine – can I get an Aaaaaaaamen from the rest of the world!?
So what to wear to work when it’s hot and humid and your commute is even more hellish than usual? I always think that dressing for the office when it’s hot, hot, hot is hard, hard, hard! There are the “don’ts” of course – don’t wear flip flops, summer dresses or generally expose too much skin – but what of the “do’s”?
I say “do” wear a loose (breathable) shirt in lightweight fabrics and summer tones. You will be all too familiar with my current penchant for the colourful, intricate prints of Silken Favours, and this shirt and shorts combination say “summer” without saying “holiday”. Perfect for those of us who work in a creative office space. “Do” cover up with a neutral Mac – “don’t” wear it done up, flashers have ruined it for us all (selfish so and sos). “Do” keep it classy with leather brogues and monks and “do” accessorise with a slip case that is large enough for your sunnies as well as your laptop.
Oh, and DO have an awesome summer – yay!