6 Effortlessly Smart And Flexible Summer Workwear Ideas, Wherever You’re Working From Right Now

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Comfortable, summery and appropriate for working from anywhere? Fatface has our back to the office style problems solved. 

Finally, summer has arrived, which means working from home in the heat, before heading out for a picnic with friends to get some much-needed socialising in the sun. Well, that’s the working theory. Alternatively, it’s peering out at the rain from the window of an office for the first time since before all this began. Working from anywhere in the summer can be a little tiresome and hot, but fear not because we’ve found inspiration from the breeziest - and unlikeliest - of places. Known for their cool and casual surfer aesthetic, FatFace may not be the first place you’d think of for a working wardrobe. But with comfort and ease now at the forefront of our priorities, Fatface’s own distinctive brand of everyday staples is all the more appealing. 

The quandary of what to wear to work has never been more real, especially after a year of loungewear and joggers, which is why we need to make a slow and steady nudge toward smarts with pieces that are as flexible as our location. Whether it's throwing on an easy jumpsuit or a printed dress that we’re already wearing on repeat, the common ground between each and every Fatface piece is that they're all prioritising a sense of ease that makes sense for our new lifestyle. But looking polished and put-together is still a must, elevating simple silhouettes with mood-boosting colour and Zoom-standout prints aplenty.

But it’s not just their effortless style that’s caught our attention. FatFace designs and makes some of the most durable and versatile pieces on the high street at the moment - not to mention some of the most sustainable. 100% of the cotton for their cotton products is now responsibly sourced, and by 2025, they expect their polyester and viscose to follow suit. Good news then for anyone who has vouched to move towards a slower style of life. 

So whether you’re working from home, in your actual office at long last, or are taking it alfresco (who hasn’t put their laptop in a shoebox to beat the glare?), scroll on to see the pieces will instill a work ethic without a power suit in sight. 

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Leg Up

Thoughts shorts were a no-go for your 9-5? Think again. Featuring workwear-inspired styling to give this feminine shape a tough edge, this supersoft tencel playsuit is your new summer office essential.

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Home or Away

The perfect floaty garment you need in your wardrobe for the warm summer months, the Jayda Jacquard Dress will provide you with the ultimate holiday escapism while at your desk. In the summer, wear with bare legs and some woven strap sandals teamed with a circle tye dye cross body bag, and in the autumn change it up with tights and black lace up boots

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Light And Breezy

Breezy linen is a saviour at this time of year. Comfortable for when you’re WFH in the park, cool enough to withstand a hot and sticky commute and chic enough to wear when you breakaway from the office for an Aperol after hours.

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Maximalist Maxi

For anyone daydreaming about Green List updates, the Sandie dress will transport you to a week in Greece without the need for a PCR. Great for sweltering summer days working from home or breezy beach walks when you’re OOO, just pair with sliders and a crossbody bag.

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One And Done

The soft fabric and relaxed fit of this jumpsuit makes it the perfect piece for running errands or working from home. Layer it with a t-shirt and trainers if you're logging on from home, or added a white cotton shirt and mules if you're addressing the room IRL. You’ll wonder what you ever used to wear before.

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Comfort O'Clock

Made from soft, breathable viscose, this gingham midi is basically the perfect summer skirt. Complete with a stretchy waist for added wiggle and comfort that once only joggers could provide.

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