Smart Casual in Hot Weather

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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…

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Outfit details:

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?

Tiina

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28 Comments

  1. Nancy's Fashion Style
    July 10, 2016 / 7:27 am

    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!

    • Tiina L
      July 11, 2016 / 7:18 pm

      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.

  2. No Fear of Fashion
    July 10, 2016 / 11:57 am

    I think this looks damned good. Very clever styling. Respect lady.Greetje

    • Tiina L
      July 11, 2016 / 7:18 pm

      Thanks, Greetje.

    • No Fear of Fashion
      August 21, 2016 / 11:50 am

      You are welcome.

  3. Patti
    July 10, 2016 / 1:38 pm

    Great styling, and I love a linen top! You look cool, xoxPattihttp://notdeadyetstyle.com

    • Tiina L
      July 11, 2016 / 7:19 pm

      Thanks, Patti. Nothing beats a linen top in summer, right?

    • Tiina L
      July 11, 2016 / 7:19 pm

      It is a fun piece, isn't it?

  4. jessica edmunds
    July 11, 2016 / 9:26 am

    Super cute! XoJesswww.thejpetite.comI would love it if you joined my link party tomorrow

    • Tiina L
      July 11, 2016 / 7:19 pm

      Thanks!

  5. Jill James
    July 11, 2016 / 10:46 am

    Smart,cool and comfortable. The flower necklace is a pretty touch. Linen is always great in the heat.

    • Tiina L
      July 11, 2016 / 7:20 pm

      Thanks, Jill.

  6. Elegance and Mommyhood
    July 11, 2016 / 1:37 pm

    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.

    • Tiina L
      July 11, 2016 / 7:20 pm

      Thanks, Ada.

    • Tiina L
      July 12, 2016 / 10:17 pm

      Thanks, Julia!

  7. Katie {The Mishaps & Mayhem of a Solitary Life}
    July 13, 2016 / 1:26 pm

    This look is perfectly suited for The Blended Blog's Summer Style Series!! Thanks for linking up! You look great!!

    • Tiina L
      July 13, 2016 / 4:29 pm

      Thanks, Katie!

  8. Mummabstylish
    July 14, 2016 / 7:32 pm

    Love the patterns Tiina, great blog, nice to link up. Jacquiwww.mummabstylish.com

    • Tiina L
      July 15, 2016 / 12:48 pm

      Thanks, Jacqui.

  9. Nicole Mölders
    July 16, 2016 / 3:10 am

    Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style.

    • Tiina L
      July 16, 2016 / 4:29 pm

      Thanks, Nicole.

  10. Shelbee On The Edge
    July 17, 2016 / 11:44 am

    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 L
      July 17, 2016 / 12:15 pm

      Thanks, Shelbee.

    • Shelbee On The Edge
      July 19, 2016 / 12:40 pm

      Tiina, thanks so much for linking up! I hope to see you again this Friday!

  11. Alice Warren
    July 18, 2016 / 4:30 am

    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

    • Tiina L
      July 18, 2016 / 10:09 am

      Thank you, Alice.

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