Trend // Summer Style And The City

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Unless you have moved to the Arctic recently, you will have noticed it has been hot, hot hot! We have had weeks of basking in the sun, firing up the BBQ and making the most of the weather whilst we still can. It has been an excuse to get our pasty English skin on show and finally get the chance to wear the latest summer trends; perfectly fine for when we're lazing around in beer gardens or local parks, but how do you survive the heat when in a professional environment?

We can't exactly turn up to the office in our latest crop top and denim shorts; yes it might be trendy, and yes it's too hot to wear proper clothes but I'm sure your boss will not approve of your lack of clothing. It's very hard for 9-5ers to find a happy medium between looking smart but staying cool in weather like this, especially in cramped, humid offices with air conditioning about as useful as a chocolate teapot; but fortunately Next has a go to collection for fashionable and slick summer work clothing that will help you survive the city heatwave in the latest styles

Colour Blocking

Next work look
1. Mono Curve Statement Necklace £18 Next - 2. Leather Piped Waist Belt £20 Next - 3. Red Long Sleeve Dress £32 Next -  4. Two Part Point Court Shoes £28 Next

This dress is the perfect balance of being fashionable and office friendly with its high cut collar and long sleeves but with a shorter hemline, it will be perfect to wear on warm days by itself and it will take you right through to winter with black tights and a blazer jacket. In a luscious berry red shade, it will add a splash of colour to your wardrobe; this is an ideal way to look more summer friendly in the office instead of being trapped in more formal colours. Team with monochrome accessories to make a bold statement look in one of the summer's hottest trends.

Animal Print

1. Black Leather Croc Effect Fold Over Tote £78 Next - 2. Black Snake Effect High Front Shoes £38 Next 3. Black Strap Watch £18 Next - 4. Animal Print Dress £30 Next - 5.  Embellished jacket £85 Next

Animal Prints are a great way to update a simple look and these motifs are seen everywhere over the high street at the minute. Wearing this classic leopard print in teal puts a spin on the trend and is a muted toned-down interpretation that's perfect for the workplace. Wear with this embellished jacket when the traditional British weather comes out to play and go wild and add contrasting animal prints in subtle black shades for a hint of texture in classic staple items

Cigarette Trousers

1. Satin Short Sleeve T-Shirt £32 Next - 2. Jewel Strap Pointed Shoes £32 Next - 3. Jacquard Cigarette Trousers £35 Next - 4. Rose And Crystal Effect Stone Necklace £14 Next - 5. Berry Croc Effect Large Tote £80 Next

Cigarette Trousers are the hottest trouser shape this season; slim tailored leg in often brightly coloured and printed designs they are a work wear must-have; especially if you don't feel like revealing your legs just yet. These Jacquard pattern trousers are an elegant and classy way of adding tone and texture to your work outfit and still looking professional. This Satin top is a formal take on the classic t-shirt and is a good way of staying cool in the summer months but not looking underdressed, add a statement necklace to wear as a collar to be on pointe in the fashion stakes.

I have bought many of Next's Tailored pieces in the past and I have worn them season after season, investing in classically coloured pieces means extra versatility and they can be easily updated. With the City Tailoring collection, you can take on the concrete jungle whatever the weather!

Which outfit is your favourite? Mine has to be Outfit No. 1 :)

Amie xx

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