Afiya Francisco is a Style Expert, television and fashion personality, speaker, and brand ambassador. The Style House is a multimedia platform designed to help women approach their personal style with confidence, simplicity & joy. 

Beat the Heat: Office Summer Wardrobe

As the temperature climbs, it can be difficult to navigate a polished professional appearance. Shake up your wardrobe this season with our top 9-to-5 key items that will keep you easy breezy and stylishly appropriate at the office. 

– Santanae

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The Suit

Instead of your basic black suit why not opt for a matched set in a bold hue like cobalt blue or crimson orange. Not a big fan of head to toe brights,  take a cue from my style crush Shiona Turini by mixing and matching these separates with neutral pieces already in your wardrobe.

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The Pencil Skirt

This season try your transitional staple a.k.a the pencil skirt in a graphic print and pair with a silk blouse and statement heels for an effortlessly chic ensemble.

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The Boxy Shirt

For warmer days, swap out your tailored white shirt for an of the moment boxy top. Its breezy silhouette is sure to keep you cool in the summer months to come.

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The Dress

The shift dress is back in rotation this season whether a solid or print this classic warm weather staple is great under a blazer or cardigan for a look that is both sophisticated yet stylish.

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The Pump

With sweltering heat comes swollen feet, toss your pumps to the side and slip on a pair of blocked heel ankle strap sandals for a look that is both office appropriate and great for after 5 cocktails. 

For more inspiration for your work wardrobe, check out Afiya's segment on The Morning Show featuring our favourite office looks from LOFT.

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