Smart Casual in Hot Weather
Sometimes you need to look a bit more pulled together, in spite of the hot weather. It could be for a semi-casual dinner party with the in-laws, or for work. Either way, you need to consider what is appropriate for the occasion, and chances are you need something a bit more conservative yet fun and summery.
Conservative and fun, isn’t that an oxymoron? Not necessarily. Take the shape of this outfit, for instance: the pencil skirt is a stable in a smart casual and formal work wardrobe. However, this skirt is unlined, which makes it more comfortable in hot weather. And the colourful pattern makes it fun.
A linen t-shirt is something you would expect to see as a part of a more relaxed, casual outfit, but who says it can’t be smart casual, too? It skims the body, following its natural shape, without being too revealing.
All we need now is a few summery accessories. The peach / coral bag matches the spots on the skirt, the black and white sunglasses and the gold-tone loafers add a touch of glam, and the birch wood necklace brings an element of fun to the outfit. And the sun umbrella? Well, that’s just a necessity, it goes with any outfit I wear in summer…
skirt: Hobbs (old) / linen t-shirt: Caroll / shoes: Van Dal (old) / bag: Furla /
sunglasses: Marimekko / necklace: Poola Kataryna / sun umbrella: James Smith & Sons
What’s you recipe for summer smart casual?
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What a beautiful necklace! It s a happy one! I am not a pattern girl myself, but It looks good! I think I look rather dull😦 Happy Sunday!
Thanks, Nancy! I seem to be wearing a lot more patterns recently, or maybe it's something that blogging has taught me. Most of my wardrobe is in solid colours, though.
I think this looks damned good. Very clever styling. Respect lady.Greetje
You are welcome.
Great styling, and I love a linen top! You look cool, xoxPattihttp://notdeadyetstyle.com
Thanks, Patti. Nothing beats a linen top in summer, right?
Love that necklace! Happy Sunday :)Blessings,Edye | http://gracefulcoffee.wordpress.com
It is a fun piece, isn't it?
Super cute! XoJesswww.thejpetite.comI would love it if you joined my link party tomorrow
Smart,cool and comfortable. The flower necklace is a pretty touch. Linen is always great in the heat.
Another beautiful look Tiina. I love the mix of patterns and that whimsical necklace adds to the look. =) Welcome by and linkup with me. Thanks and enjoy this week! =) Ada.
Cool ! I like print combination, looks amazing!http://julianacheva.blogspot.bg/
This look is perfectly suited for The Blended Blog's Summer Style Series!! Thanks for linking up! You look great!!
Love the patterns Tiina, great blog, nice to link up. Jacquiwww.mummabstylish.com
Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style.
What a fun skirt! I love the stripes and dots paired together and that necklace is so swoon-worthy! Really fabulous look! Do come link it up On the Edge of the Week!Shelbeehttp://www.shelbeeontheedge.com/on-the-edge-of-the-week-link-up-5-and-tee-shirt-winner/
Tiina, thanks so much for linking up! I hope to see you again this Friday!
One of my favorite outfit of yours! I love the fun mix of patterns and colors.Thank you for being a part of TBT Fashion link up and hope to see you soon! Alicewww.happinessatmidlife.com
Thank you, Alice.