TEAM SOSANDAR’S FAVOURITE SUMMER PIECES
Sosandar staffers showcase the pieces they can’t stop wearing right now…
What is with this weather? One minute you’re struggling with a sweaty commute and melting in meetings, the next you’re caught in a downpour wearing the most inappropriate outfit. The great British summer is a certified fashion minefield, but, to help you tackle the temperamental weather wardrobe conundrum, team Sosandar are sharing the looks they’re relying on rain or shine. Prepare for some serious outfit inspo to take you from work to weekend…
“I'm all about easy, throw-on-and-go pieces in summer, and this will take me from day to night.”
Anna Andrews, Head of Design
Jumpsuits are a go-to for Head of Design Anna. As a busy mum of two, they provide an effortless work to weekend option that can be dressed up or down with shoes and jewellery. On cooler days, layer it over a white t-shirt.
“This black Bardot top is perfect for dressing down my statement skirt for work.”
Lauren O’Sullivan, Marketing Manager
Marketing Manager Lauren is all about stand-out separates that can take her from the office to after-hours. Smart courts and a chic tote bag make this combo work appropriate, but a quick change of accessories and you’ve got a luxe special occasion outfit that’s perfect if you fancy a break from the usual dresses.
“Lightweight, comfortable and chic – what more could you want from one dress?” Sarah Bossons, PA
Sarah can’t get enough of our cold-shoulder navy dress right now. On-trend cut outs and statement button details make the classic colour and fit extra special, while the lightweight knitted fabric makes it a no-brainer on cooler summer days. Pair it with our tan suede platforms for a hard-working outfit that’ll work round the clock.
“Cool (in the heat sense) and smart, I’d wear it on weekends too – win win!” Gemma Yates, Head of Content
As far as Gemma’s concerned, a shirtdress is the ultimate summer frock. Smart enough for the office but stylish enough for weekends and holiday – very Riviera chic – ours is great for creating an hourglass shape. The midi hemline and short sleeves provide just the right amount of coverage, while the split detail hem and lightweight fabric will keep you cool when the mercury rises. Wear with heeled or flat sandals now, then ankle boots come autumn.
“I love this dress because it’s formal and fun. Great for after work drinks.” Nina Mountney, Designer
If you’d normally shy away from prints because they feel a bit too ‘bold’, this dress is the one to change your mind. Snake print is a classic, and the muted colour palette is a subtle way to work pattern into your wardrobe. Throw in a ruffle hem and you’ve got an effortless trend-ticking dress that you can wear way beyond the 9-5. Sexy heels are the way to go, so think leg-lengthening platforms or elegant thin-strap stilettos.