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5 ways to style out summer in the city

For most of us, putting together the perfect urban summer wardrobe is far more difficult than tackling vacationwear. But how to navigate rising temperatures while staying elegantly chic and work appropriate? We’re here to show you…

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Pernille Teisbaek

A SHORTS SUIT

Tailoring is a safe bet whatever the weather, sure to stay crisp even as you wilt in the heat. Right now the shorts suit is having a fashion moment, so it’s never been easier to find the perfect one for you. Style with a simple white tee and instantly elevating, barely-there sandals – just make sure that the shorts don’t sit too far above your knee if you’re planning to head into the boardroom.

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A LINEN SHIRT

Does your summer wardrobe even exist if it isn’t packed out with linen? It’s endlessly versatile, just as appropriate in a meeting as by the beach, and slides effortlessly into any wardrobe. Day to day, reach for a classic white shirt and pair it with tailored wide-leg pants in a neutral shade, adding fashion flair with a standout handbag and a pair of slingbacks.

Anna Borisovna
L-R: Marjan Jonkman, Claire Beermann, Giovanna Battaglia Engelbert

AN EFFORTLESS MIDI DRESS

When it’s hot outside you want getting dressed to be as fuss-free as possible, which is why the midi dress is the go-to for discerning dressers everywhere. Choose one that chimes with your personal style – Agnona’s tan shift is a minimalist’s dream, but color and print would work as well – then add a pair of block-heeled sandals and some chunky gold jewelry. An elevated basket bag will bring a carefree air to your sophisticated look, too.

A MAXI SHIRT DRESS

Just because you’re not by the beach doesn’t mean you can’t inject some bohemia into your look – just make sure to keep it balanced. Throw on an airy-fairy maxi dress like this one from Arje and give it some urban polish by adding slick black leather accessories. A pair of wear-with-everything gold hoops will give the perfect finishing touch.

A LIGHTWEIGHT JUMPSUIT

You’ll know already that jumpsuits are a wardrobe no-brainer; as easy as your closet is likely to get. A lightweight black one is the perfect choice for the summer months – make sure you choose one with a relaxed fit to keep you cool then roll the sleeves and unbutton it as low as is appropriate. Pair with slingbacks and a timeless shoulder bag for instant easy elegance.

Linda Tol

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