Smart style pieces perfect for the heatwave

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It’s suddenly warm and we’re panicking about what to wear to work…but here are five items that’ll work in the office and keep you cool

1. Jumpsuit

Simply Be linen jumpsuit

Linen jumpsuit, £49 Simply Be

Not ready to brave bare legs yet? A jumpsuit is about to become your new best friend! Smart enough for work, stylish enough for out-of-office drinks and super comfortable to boot – this is one wardrobe item you need to invest in this summer.

2. Sling-back shoes

Next yellow shoes

Yellow shoes, £30 Next

If your office has a no sandals policy, then don’t fear – you can still give your feet some breathing space by opting for a sling-back shoe instead. Plus, by not having to shell out on a pedicure you can definitely justify more than one pair…

3. Linen shirt

Monsoon linen shirt

Linen shirt, £45 Monsoon

While you might not be able to lose the blouses, there is a way of keeping cool and covered up at the same time. Invest in a linen shirt, which looks smart, will still go with your other workwear items and gives your look a summery twist.

4.�Wicker bag

Dorothy perkins bag

Wicker bag, £25 Dorothy Perkins

If your office attire has to be smart, then have a little fun with your accessories and throw a summer bag into the mix. A wicker tote can still look classic, will fit all of your important documents in, but gives your outfit an instant summer update.

5. Culottes

M&Co Culottes

Culottes, £24 M&Co

Work trousers needn’t be boring – be cool (both in terms of temperature and style!) with a pair of culottes – they’ll instantly update your work wardrobe, still look smart and will be great in the warmer weather, with heels or flats.

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