Nothing exposes the absurdities of the corporate world quite like the act of getting dressed for summer.
For one, if you live in a mixed-gender workplace it's likely that during your commute you'll be stifling hot, only to silently freeze to death in the cubicle of your over air-conditioned office. Then there's the inane brief, which was almost certainly created to quash personality, ignore discretion, inspire confusion – and occasionally, a fit of frustration five minutes before you're meant to leave the house. Shoulder-baring singlet tops are unprofessional, even if it is Loewe – but an ill-fitting polyester button up somehow makes the cut? Make it make sense.
Thankfully, most offices have embraced a casual dress code or reformed from the days of policing women's wardrobes. Gone are the days of waddling around in layers of dowdy shapeless navy. But there's still the problem of the weather. How to be comfortable without feeling exposed or unprofessional, all while feeling like yourself? Here's our solution. From summer suiting to airy footwear, RUSSH shares our favourite workwear essentials for the warm weather.
Best summer workwear suiting
Best summer workwear dresses
Best summer workwear bottoms
Best summer workwear shirts and tops
Best summer workwear shoes
Here are the work bags we'll wear forever.