Desk to drinks – Summer 2017 styles

1st August 2017

Forget that it’s a weekday. Forget about deadlines. Summer is all about chasing fun, taking risks and making the most of every single warm day that comes round. Worry about tomorrow morning…tomorrow morning.

When you’ve got that Friday feeling every day of the week and the Whatsapp group is lit – you need an outfit that’s going to see you through the day and be easily reworked for the bar in the evening.

Wondering what to wear? We’ve got the round up of the best outfits to pull together for such a situation.


Dress Out

Business on top, party at the back

When it comes to smart work jackets, look for fits that aren’t too structured to ensure they work day and night. Leave them unbuttoned to nail the smart/casual theme.

These styles are the easy to throw on pieces that can take any dressed down look and make it workplace acceptable – especially when you need to impress the boss on Friday morning after a few drinks last night.

Pair your smart jacket for work with black jeans, a plain t-shirt and brogues for easy office style – take it off when you’re ordering drinks later to tone down the desk job vibe a little.

Professional to party

Polo shirt = summer style sorted. These lightweight tops work with everything in your wardrobe and you can even get creative with prints. It’s also the perfect piece to take you from a professional setting to party central. Structured collars, smart sleeves, button up styles – you’re sorted.

Swap your straight trousers for tailored shorts though when you get out of the office and stay cool in the line for a refill this summer – keep the polo top going by undoing the top button and keeping it untucked.


No sleeves, no problem

Short sleeved shirts are the saviours of British summertime. There to keep you looking good 9-5 – they can also easily see you through to the club on a Friday night, guaranteeing you make it past the bouncers later.

Dark jeans and a pair of our Rallie Boots won’t let you down. Add a Harrington jacket for when you’re waiting for a taxi home later – or be a hero and offer it to that cute girl in the group.


Summer smarts

A lightweight blazer will always do the trick when it comes to day to night styling – it’s one of the perfect smart jackets for work to have ready to go in your wardrobe.

Wear yours over a cute skater skirt and sandals for an easy summer look that works at your desk and when you hit up the beer garden once 5.30 arrives. Add sunnies and a cocktail.


Tailored trends

A structured suit – think tailored trousers and a jacket – might sound a little stuffy but it doesn’t just have to be worn during office hours. It’s super easy to mix and match with pieces you already have to create a strong summer party look.

A crisp shirt is best when you’re stuck at your desk but swap it for an athletic bralet once you log off and dash out. Keep the heels on for that tailored party style – any day of the week. The athletic vibes paired with your sharp suit creates a look worth snapping for that Insta feed.

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Playtime, party time 

Playsuits and jumpsuits are one of the most versatile outfits in your wardrobe –  easy to dress up with heels or tone down with some fashion trainers.

We’re loving printed styles this summer – like our tropical jumpsuit – that look smart enough for the office but add a clutch, some lippie and a leather jacket and you’re set for those long summer evenings chilling with the girls.

Ready to party on a school night? We can sort you out – our holiday shops for men and women are stocked with the latest styles to see you through from the desk to the bar any day of the week this summer.