Business wardrobe in summer
Attracted and carefree - this is the formula for a successful business wardrobe in midsummer. The ingredients: light and temperature-equalizing fabrics, intelligent layering and valuable key pieces.
Photographs: Gioconda & August; Production: Bernhard Ach
The blazer substitute
The sleeveless dress made of wool mix with double pinstripes is buttoned at the side of the waist and replaces a waistcoat or blazer. This includes matching trousers with a diagonally running galon stripe in contrasting colors. The look is rounded off by an unevenly striped blouse made of light cotton with a sophisticated pleat on the sleeve. Dress by Sportmax, 619 Euros. Blouse by Marc Cain, 190 Euros. Trousers by Sportmax, 439 Euros. Pointed strap pumps by Boss.
This fine knit sweater made of a fine cotton mix with a diamond effect can be worn over a light blouse even at high temperatures due to its wide, open stitches. The white blouse with concealed placket captivates with an extended cuff and can also be combined solo to pants. The straight-cut Glencheck trousers are made of pure new wool, a temperature-regulating natural material. Pullover by Pringle of Scotland, 595 Euros. Blouse by Annette Görtz, 315 Euros. Trousers by Max Mara, 315 Euros. Glencheck pumps with flounces by Max Mara.
The shirt blouse 4.0
The sleeveless blouse with rounded hem and breast pocket proves to be an office favorite at high temperatures thanks to its wide cut. The constructed shoulder, as known from the classic men's wardrobe, gives the simple top a certain twist. The ankle-length, cream-colored trousers in Japanese crepe with a galon stripe of the same color give the baby blue blouse a particularly fresh look. For a clean look, choose a pair of plain flats or mules in white leather. Blouse by Dries Van Noten, 365 Euros. Trousers by Riani, 229 Euros.
The Broken Suit
The boxy oversize blouse with dominant breast pockets and concealed placket is pleasantly airy thanks to its shape and extra wide armhole. The wool and cotton trousers with the delicate dog-tooth pattern, the classic cut, the fine crease and piping pockets on the buttocks demand a top that breaks with the conventional style. The look is particularly modern with open slippers in the almost identical color of the blouse. Blouse by Gauchere, 475 Euros. Trousers by Arket, 115 Euros. Leather slipper with Horse silhouette by Hermès.
The silk vest with concealed placket acts as a blazer replacement for this look. The short, wide lapel forms a neckline that doesn't show too much skin, so the vest can be worn underneath without a blouse. This makes it not only a grateful all-rounder in terms of styling, but also a keypiece for a well-positioned business wardrobe in midsummer. The narrow waist belt and the peplum with side pockets draw a feminine silhouette. A pleated waistband pant with a Bermuda lapel is also worn. The outfit looks particularly noble, as here, as an ensemble in the same color, as well as with pointed flats in all variations, preferably in black. Vest by Dior, 2750 Euros. Trousers by Max Mara, 359 Euros.
The classic white blouse made of fine cotton poplin with rounded hem and shortened arm sets a visual accent with the slit, flared cuff. So it shines even without a companion such as a vest or blazer. . Due to the wide cut and an airy linen mix the trousers are ideal for the hot season. Blouse by Luisa Cerano, 250 Euros. Trousers by Stella McCartney, 625 Euros. Slingbacks in white patent leather by Sergio Rossi.