Heat Wave 101: How to Dress Well in a Super-Corporate Environment

As any women who work in a corporate environment will know, dressing for the summer months can be a minefield. How do you stay cool without looking like you're about to stroll to the beach? Is it possible to navigate the extreme temperature changes created by the industrial air-con? The struggle is real.

"In the UK, we aren't used to hot summers, so if you're anything like me, your wardrobe for hot weather is more beach-ready than office appropriate," says Polly McMaster, co-founder of fashionable workwear brand The Fold. "It can be hard to find styles that keep you cool without baring arms and legs—which is not always office appropriate or flattering for the wearer."

Well, we've heard your cries of distress via our private Facebook shopping group (join So… Should I Buy This? right here), and with a little help from the experts, we've put together a guide on how to stay chic, smart and cool in the heat wave. From cool cover-ups to desk-ready dresses, we've covered all the bases. Scroll down to get the our top tips.