We’ve all been there. Tapping away at the keyboard, staring wearily into the brightly lit computer screen, the minute hand on the office clock strikes 12:00pm. Another bead of sweat breaks out and tumbles down from your forehead setting up camp on your face along with the one thousand strong battalion that have already made their way there throughout the morning.
The air-con battle is real.
The female ninjas that frequent the office continuously complain that it’s cold and sneakily shut off the air-con whilst Mark in accounts has melted into a puddle with eyes.
As the temperatures hit the mid-30s this week we recognise that it’s hard to remain cool in the office at all times. Unfortunately shorts and flip-flops are still not acceptable in most jobs and so we have created 4 solutions to help keep you cool this summer.
Exchange your long sleeve shirt for an airy polo to avoid overheating in the office. Layering a polo shirt underneath a blazer will go a long way in keeping you cool and avoiding any sticky situations. Button up to the top for a smarter look or leave the neckline open for more casual affairs.
Farah Vintage Regatta Blue Sydling Slim Fit Striped Short-sleeved Shirt – £39.95
Opt for a short sleeve shirt teamed with some chinos to remain cool on the hot summer days that are ahead. The Regatta shirt from Farah Vintage is a perfect example.
Carhartt WIP Rover Green Rinsed Slim Tapered Fit Sid Lamar Logo Chinos – £74.95
Chinos can offer a more lightweight solution to a lot of trousers. When heading into the office we recommend khaki green or navy blue as they are easy to team with most shirts and provide a subtle approach to your work wear.
Finish off your outfit with a pair of boat shoes. The Sperry Top Sider in authentic brown is a great choice as once again they are versatile and can be matched with a number of colours.
If you are required to wear a suit then your best bet is to hunt for linen or cotton suit or alternatively one that has not been lined to allow more airflow to your core.
Hopefully this little guide will help you stave off any sweaty situations in the coming weeks and keep you looking fresh, as you never know who might walk into your office! #StandOut