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Heatwave Dressing for the Office

As much as we’re loving summer, remaining stylish, comfortable and work appropriate in blazing heat can be difficult. But we’re here to help!

We spend a lot of time moaning about the lack of sunshine, blue sky and heat here in the UK, so when a burst of gloriously bright and warm weather hits, it’s mostly cause for cheer. However – as lovely as it is to feel the sun beating down when you’re outside and on your own free time, the searing temperatures can be oppressive when you’re at work, or negotiating a boiling hot tube ride. No-one likes to feel sticky or dishevelled, least of all in the office, but finding appropriate clothing to keep you cool as well as looking professional, can be a challenge.

Luckily for you, Joel & Son Fabrics spends a lot of time sifting through seasonal fashion styles with our customers, many of whom are high-end couturiers, and discussing the best fabrics to use for summer wear. This means that we’re well placed to tell you exactly which fabrics to choose for your summer office wardrobe, or for making your own garments at home.

Here are a few stylish yet practical ‘dressing for the office in a heatwave’ looks, as well as some fabric suggestions for those of you who are inspired to create some summer pieces of your own to wear to work.

Meghan Markle at Wimbledon - 'Royal women never wear trousers in public'...Meghan wasn't listening that day in Princess School, but we're so glad because her Wimbledon outfit is beautiful and showed us how to do a pair of white trousers really, really well

Pair a simple t-shirt with a light, floaty midi skirt (to let the air in and keep your legs cool!) like Karlie Kloss

Lily Aldridge - demure, cute and cool, you can’t go wrong with a long shirt dress in a light, breathable fabric.

There is no occasion that Victoria Beckham cannot sartorially nail. A simple shirt and trouser combination  in contrasting tones is chic and professional.

And here are some lovely, light and breathable fabrics you can use to create your own summery office wear

Blue & Ivory Stripe Cotton Drill

Soft Pink Embroidered Linen

White Spotted Embroidered Cotton

White Cotton Eyelet Embroidery

White Superfine 'Sea Island' Pure Cotton Shirting

Pale Blue Plain Linen Shirting

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