It can be difficult to look put together in summer when you're contending with humidity, unpleasant commutes and have wedding invitations stacked up. For elegant, easy-to-wear summer pieces that will always look sophisticated, you can't beat Joseph. Why? Because designer Louise Trotter truly understands what women need from their summer wardrobe. To give you summer styling inspiration, we've created four elegant looks that will work for all of your summer plans—from Mondays in the office to Sundays exploring. Keep scrolling to see and shop four sophisticated summer outfit ideas.
1. The Breezy Office Look
We know dressing for the office can be a minefield when the weather is muggy and hot isn't ideal. But this white silk dress is breezy and just as smart and crisp as a classic white shirt. If you work in a more relaxed environment other than the corporate world, pair it with some black leather ankle boots.
In case you haven't noticed, 2018 has been the year of the suit, and Joseph is a master of tailoring. It's the brand's co-ordinating silk trouser-and-shirt combos (a twist on a classic trouser suit) that really stand out to us. Lilac might typically be an intimidating colour, but it's the leading shade of the season.
In 2006, Kate Moss wore dove-grey shorts with a matching blouse to a wedding, and it was one of the coolest formal outfits we've seen. Short suits are certainly having a moment this summer, and this Joseph version is perfect, as the blush tone is very wedding-appropriate.