Posted on June 21 2018
Summer in the City
Finding the perfect petite outfit for work during the summer months can be rather tricky, especially when you have the hotness of the tube and the battle of the office air conditioning to contend with. However, there is something you can do to at least make it slightly more comfortable (and stylish) at the same time. Here are some of our top petite styling tips to help you cool down and look great at the office (and after) this summer…
Lighten the Load
First on our list of top-tips-to-keep-cool-during-summer, is to lighten up. Not in the literal sense, but to keep your look as ‘light’ as possible. For instance, why not put aside one of our beautiful Brookner Petite Merino Wool blazers for autumn (or slightly off-season weather) and swap it for our Sirona Petite Patterned Cropped Silk Linen Jacket? Not only will the cropped length flatter your petite frame, but the linen content will help to cool you down. We’d then maybe swap a pair of trousers for our Lada Petite Navy Cotton Sateen Skirt, they are fully lined for your comfort and sit at just the right place to compliment your figure. To finish, opt for a nude pair of sling backs (Joseph Azagury Mandy Champagne Crepe Satin), not only will the nude colour elongate your legs, but the heel isn’t too high meaning you can go from tube-to-office with ease.
Ok, so we don’t mean turn up to work with nothing on, but we think if you select an all-nude outfit you’ll look great AND feel great. Not only is nude perfectly on trend during the summer months, but it won’t attract the sun as much as darker shades. A nude colour palette also helps elongate your petite frame, which we think is a bonus! So, if you’re looking for the perfect petite outfit for summer, we’d recommend trying our Beiwen Petite Blush V-Neck Shift Dress paired with some Celia Cream Kid Leather Flat Pumps and the Cabinet Jewellery Fine Charm Bracelet to finish.
Accessorise all Areas
Oh, how we love a good accessory! Even though the thought of putting a necklace on may make you feel a bit hot under the collar, the good news is it will add a little something special to your outfit obliterating any ill feeling you may have. We’re not saying wear anything too big or chunky as chunky jewellery is a little bit overbearing for us petites unfortunately. A fine chain longline necklace and some subtle hoop earrings will do the trick without making you too warm or taking over your entire outfit. We’d recommend the Cabinet Jewellery Orbit Drop Necklace and the Cabinet Jewellery Orbit Drop Earrings.
Desk to Dinner
It’s highly likely that during the warmer months you’ll spend more and more time outside after work, think roof top bars and al fresco dining. This means you’ll need a super flexible outfit that can take you from desk to dinner with ease. First on our list is a simple black petite shirt dress, our Anna Petite Black Shirt Dress can easily be dressed up or down and is super comfortable for wearing in the office all day. Pop a pair of simple flats in your bag and then change into our Joseph Azagury Olivia Black Nappa Shoes to add a bit of height to your look. Finally, jewellery. Before you leave the office and venture out in to the summer night, add some jewellery to really enliven your look. We’d recommend our Cabinet Jewellery Facet Hoop Earrings (Large), our Cabinet Jewellery Droplet Necklace and a little splash of rouge to complete the look.
So, to wrap up our petite guide to dressing during summer – try layering down, wear neutral tones and add some light accessories to elevate your look and take you from boardroom to bar. View the full collection here and see our range of perfectly petite dresses, petite skirts and more.