Summer finally feels like it’s arrived. We’ve waited for summer to arrive for what seems like an eternity, but the season is already on its way out and there’s no better time to think ahead by adding a lighter touch to your Spring –Summer wardrobe.  Check out the fashion spring/summer 2014 office wear essentials we pull out for you to wear in the office this summer.

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Give your office repertoire a boost with our round-up of the most fabulous office styling essentials…


 Tropical florals

Bring the jungle into the city with exotic prints embroidery and texture.


 Pastel Colours

Pastel colors are the official colours of spring and summer. Add a touch of pastel to a skirt or suit.  (Could be your blouse)


 Luxe sportswear

Possibly the easiest trend to negotiate, the focus is on sportswear basics re-imagined in luxe materials. key pieces are:anything with shear panels.


The white shirt with a twist

The white shirt version 2.0, in all its asymmetric.



Prints graced the runway. Everything from grids, triangles, concentric circles and much more.


 Trousers go Large

Wide-Leg Trousers. Generously-proportioned trousers make for an elegant office alternative.


 The new power suit

Suits are timeless. Menswear-influenced twist—stronger shoulders and cuts. This Summer we spice things up a bit.  Coordinate your suit with bold colors like red and royal blue.


 A bright shift dress

The bright shift dress is a Spring/Summer trend you can pull off for work.


 Midi Skirts

Mid-length is the length du jour, go for A-line or pencil styles and mix between print (geometric or floral) and block colours.


 Crop Tops

Time to flash the midriff – crop tops are in. Don’t worry if you’re worried about flashing the flesh, cover up with high-waisted trousers.


 Metallic pleats

Metallics are major. This ultra-feminine, sophisticated look was all over the skirts and dresses of the Spring/Summer 2014 catwalks. Last but not least, pleats swap their classical allure for a contemporary and edgy style and metallic pleats provide a discreet way to bring a little bling to skirts and dresses.


Sheer genius

Sheer and transparent fabrics, perhaps the most seductive trends for next season, are very popular choices. Light-as-air materials that are perfect for hot summer days.


Luxe tote bags

At the other end of the handbag trend scale are the luxe leather totes. This is about expensive looking shoulder bags with the space to carry your life essentials and more.


 Flat Shoes

Out with the heels, in with the flats! Not only are they much easier to wear, they’re also much comfier too. In this season is slipper shoes, loafers, flatforms and our all-time favourite ballet pumps.


 Jewellery : Tassels

Tassels were big on the runway this season and they’ve translated into jewellery on the high street. Look out for beaded and metallic styles.


Which one will you try out? Do you have any other trend suggestions to add to the list? Please share your comments below.


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Myriam Balerio is the founder and writer of PA Privé. After kick starting her career as a PA and finding success as an assistant, Myriam later trained in digital and online marketing and has since combined the two disciplines in creating PA Privé, the platform through which she provides sage advice for those in the assistant profession and a network for like-mined PAs and EAs to connect. Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Myriam has lived in London for over 10 years and currently lives in London with her husband and French bulldog.


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