What London Girls Wear To Work In The Summer

There’s no better feeling than walking through the central streets of London, coffee in one hand, your handbag in the other, styled to perfection and ready for the day. Walking through the streets of London like this makes me feel like I belong. It feels natural to be amongst the suits and the business of the city.

Together you strut through the streets, rushing through the city, running to get through the sliding doors of the tube. Fashion is feeling. It’s not just about looking good, but it’s about feeling it. It’s about feeling powerful and fearless. And if there’s one thing I love, it’s the other city girls dressed for their nine-to-fives and seeing what they’re wearing to conquer the day.

And London may not be the capital city for fashion, but it the central hub for bustling creatives and savvy professionals and it’s interesting to see how these women stand out in their workplace. So, if you’re like me and love to nose at other people’s outfits and let them inspire your own, then you NEED to check out what London girls are wearing to work right now:

1. KELLY EASTWOOD

Kelly is a resident columnist for Hello Fashion UK. Her style is unique but classically elegant. While this style works well for a more creative job type, take some tips from Kelly and let your shoes do the talking. A pair of investment shoes can upgrade even a basic outfit and make you look instantly chic and professional.

ASYMMETRIC BLOUSE 
£29/$39

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MOTO BLACK JONI JEANS
£36.00/$48

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GUCCI PRINCETOWN SHOES
£515/$695

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LE SPECS LOLITA SUNGLASSES
£75/$80

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FURLA BUCKET BAG
£348/$450

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MONICA VINADER BRACELET
£135/$155

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1. KELLY EASTWOOD

Kelly is a resident columnist for Hello Fashion UK. Her style is unique but classically elegant. While this style works well for a more creative job type, take some tips from Kelly and let your shoes do the talking. A pair of investment shoes can upgrade even a basic outfit and make you look instantly chic and professional.

ASYMMETRIC BLOUSE 
£29/$39

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MOTO BLACK JONI JEANS
£36.00/$48

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GUCCI PRINCETOWN SHOES
£515/$695

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LE SPECS LOLITA SUNGLASSES
£75/$80

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FURLA BUCKET BAG
£348/$450

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MONICA VINADER BRACELET
£135/$155

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2. JOANNE HEGARTY

Joanne is a London based journalist, who changed jobs and trained as a stylist. She knows what power dressing for her career was like and wants to give other women the confidence over their wardrobe. Joanne takes a classic blazer and upgrades it for summer with cropped trousers and open toe sandals. Keep a straight and classic silhouette and choose a blazer that cinches in at the waist.

OSMAN BLAZER
£245/$390

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BEAUFILLE SATIN TROUSERS
£390/$207

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MARIOS ROUND LEATHER BAG
£930/$990

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LEATHER ANKLE SANDALS
£49/$79

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2. JOANNE HEGARTY

Joanne is a London based journalist, who changed jobs and trained as a stylist. She knows what power dressing for her career was like and wants to give other women the confidence over their wardrobe. Joanne takes a classic blazer and upgrades it for summer with cropped trousers and open toe sandals. Keep a straight and classic silhouette and choose a blazer that cinches in at the waist.

OSMAN BLAZER
£245/$390

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BEAUFILLE SATIN TROUSERS
£390/$207

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MARIOS ROUND LEATHER BAG
£930/$990

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LEATHER ANKLE SANDALS
£49/$79

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3. EMMA ROSE THATCHER

Emma Rose Thatcher is one of the co-founders of @astylealbum, which is a lifestyle and fashion blog. Alongside this, Emma is also a fashion contributor for Who What Wear. So, when it comes to fashion, I think it’s safe to say we can trust her choices. Her outfits are always cool, not too stuffy but still balance on the borders of professionalism. This outfit is following the linen trend I’m seeing everywhere at the moment and she puts it together so simply and effortlessly. It’s light and easy for summer – an outfit you can’t go wrong with.

ZARA LINEN TOP 
£26/$35

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MOTO BLACK JONI JEANS
£36.00/$48

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CULT GAIA BAMBOO CLUTCH
£135/$150

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SAINT LAURENT SUEDE PUMPS
£510/$657

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3. EMMA ROSE THATCHER

Emma Rose Thatcher is one of the co-founders of @astylealbum, which is a lifestyle and fashion blog. Alongside this, Emma is also a fashion contributor for Who What Wear. So, when it comes to fashion, I think it’s safe to say we can trust her choices. Her outfits are always cool, not too stuffy but still balance on the borders of professionalism. This outfit is following the linen trend I’m seeing everywhere at the moment and she puts it together so simply and effortlessly. It’s light and easy for summer – an outfit you can’t go wrong with.

ZARA LINEN TOP 
£26/$35

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MOTO BLACK JONI JEANS
£36.00/$48

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CULT GAIA BAMBOO CLUTCH
£135/$150

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SAINT LAURENT SUEDE PUMPS
£510/$657

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4. GABRIELE HACKWORTHY

Gabriele Hackworthy is the former Editorial Fashion Director of Net-a-Porter and Fashion Director of Porter magazine. She is now the SVP of Global Brand Communications and Marketing at Jimmy Choo. We all know her for her obsession with Jimmy Choos and her shoe collection is one Carrie Bradshaw would be jealous of.

But when it comes to her outfits, Gabrielle tends to not overdo it. This outfit is classic Gabrielle, it’s all black, classic and the right amount of sexy. And as always she lets her shoes be the only big statement.

BALENCIAGA BLAZER
£1,775/$2,350

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STELLA MCCARTNEY PANTS
£395/$565

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ASHLEY WILLIAMS BAG
£342/$458

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CHANEL GLITTER BOOTS
£529/$707

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4. GABRIELE HACKWORTHY

Gabriele Hackworthy is the former Editorial Fashion Director of Net-a-Porter and Fashion Director of Porter magazine. She is now the SVP of Global Brand Communications and Marketing at Jimmy Choo. We all know her for her obsession with Jimmy Choos and her shoe collection is one Carrie Bradshaw would be jealous of.

But when it comes to her outfits, Gabrielle tends to not overdo it. This outfit is classic Gabrielle, it’s all black, classic and the right amount of sexy. And as always she lets her shoes be the only big statement.

BALENCIAGA BLAZER
£1,775/$2,350

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STELLA MCCARTNEY PANTS
£395/$565

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ASHLEY WILLIAMS BAG
£342/$458

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CHANEL GLITTER BOOTS
£529/$707

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5. LUCY WILLIAMS

Lucy is a former journalist turned fashion influencer. Her style is effortless and cool and there’s something carefree about it that she looks like she’s just thrown it on. It definitely makes her one of the cool girls in the city.

That effortless chic is perfect for the season ahead and will still allow you to be professional. This top is all you need for the season, you can even choose to pair it with trousers as it’s really versatile. I love how Lucy makes it her own by vamping up the outfit with a leopard print skirt that adds movement and elegance to the outfit.

BA&SH TEALY TOP
£123/$165

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REALISATION PAR NAOMI
£134/$180

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NIKE AIR FORCE 1 
£50/$67

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DIOR HANDBAG
£175/$235

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5. LUCY WILLIAMS

Lucy is a former journalist turned fashion influencer. Her style is effortless and cool and there’s something carefree about it that she looks like she’s just thrown it on. It definitely makes her one of the cool girls in the city.

That effortless chic is perfect for the season ahead and will still allow you to be professional. This top is all you need for the season, you can even choose to pair it with trousers as it’s really versatile. I love how Lucy makes it her own by vamping up the outfit with a leopard print skirt that adds movement and elegance to the outfit.

BA&SH TEALY TOP
£123/$165

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REALISATION PAR NAOMI
£134/$180

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NIKE AIR FORCE 1 
£50/$67

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DIOR HANDBAG
£175/$235

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6. SOPHIE GOODWIN

Sophie is a Stylist and the Fashion Director at TATLER, and as such her style really reflects that classic British tailoring with a feminine edge. With this outfit, Sophie keeps it really classic, really soft and feminine. Clashing two complimentary colors is brave, but really works for Sophie and brings an interesting edge to this outfit.

ALEXANDRA GOLOVANOFF JUMPER 
£500/$670

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GUCCI HIGH-RISE SKIRT
£1,400/$1,806

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SAINT LAURENT BAG
£1,050/$1,485

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ALEXANDER MCQUEEN 
£218/$292

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6. SOPHIE GOODWIN

Sophie is a Stylist and the Fashion Director at TATLER, and as such her style really reflects that classic British tailoring with a feminine edge. With this outfit, Sophie keeps it really classic, really soft and feminine. Clashing two complimentary colors is brave, but really works for Sophie and brings an interesting edge to this outfit.

ALEXANDRA GOLOVANOFF JUMPER 
£500/$670

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GUCCI HIGH-RISE SKIRT
£1,400/$1,806

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SAINT LAURENT BAG
£1,050/$1,485

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ALEXANDER MCQUEEN 
£218/$292

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7. SERENA HOOD

Serena is a Fashion Retail & Brands Consultant and also a Contributing Style Editor for Tatler Magazine. Fashion is everywhere in her life daily, so it’s only natural to figure that she’s up to date with all the trends. This outfit is a 10/10 from top to toe. You can wear a work-appropriate dress that also includes a vibrant pop of color, and pair it with neutral accessories and shoes.

MYKKE HOFMANN DRESS
£445/$625

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ASTRID & MIYU RING
£29/$52

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MANSUR GAVRIEL
£325/$475

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ALEXANDER MCQUEEN BAG
£1,690/$2,263

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7. SERENA HOOD

Serena is a Fashion Retail & Brands Consultant and also a Contributing Style Editor for Tatler Magazine. Fashion is everywhere in her life daily, so it’s only natural to figure that she’s up to date with all the trends. This outfit is a 10/10 from top to toe. You can wear a work-appropriate dress that also includes a vibrant pop of color, and pair it with neutral accessories and shoes.

MYKKE HOFMANN DRESS
£445/$625

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ASTRID & MIYU RING
£29/$52

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MANSUR GAVRIEL
£325/$475

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ALEXANDER MCQUEEN BAG
£1,690/$2,263

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8. ALEX STEDMAN

The Freelance Fashion Editor always give us the best fashion tips straight from her Instagram, and even on her blog, The Frugality. Wearing two striped prints together might seem risky, but ensuring they are different directions and colors means there’s enough of a difference to make this outfit work. Take a leaf out of Alex’s book and try contrasting stripes.

MARELLA STRIPED BLOUSE
£125/$167

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MARELLA STRIPED TROUSERS
£160/$214

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CHLOE NILE BRACELET BAG
£1,190/$1,690

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STUDIO CHOFAKIAN 
£408/$385

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8. ALEX STEDMAN

The Freelance Fashion Editor always give us the best fashion tips straight from her Instagram, and even on her blog, The Frugality. Wearing two striped prints together might seem risky, but ensuring they are different directions and colors means there’s enough of a difference to make this outfit work. Take a leaf out of Alex’s book and try contrasting stripes.

MARELLA STRIPED BLOUSE
£125/$167

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MARELLA STRIPED TROUSERS
£160/$214

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CHLOE NILE BRACELET BAG
£1,190/$1,690

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STUDIO CHOFAKIAN 
£408/$385

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9. KATHERINE ORMEROD

Katherine is a Content Consultant, formerly a features editor for Grazia. Every piece she wears I wish was in my wardrobe. Her office style is professional but with a modern take that breaks the boundaries of fashionless corporate wear. This outfit is definitely one to copy in the summer, a classic white shirt always looks good with a pair of striped trousers.

REVISE SHIRT 
£272/$365

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STRIPED CROPPED TROUSERS
£230/$203

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AQUAZZURA POWDER 
£440/$390

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ROSIE ASSOULIN 
£888/$850

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9. KATHERINE ORMEROD

Katherine is a Content Consultant, formerly a features editor for Grazia. Every piece she wears I wish was in my wardrobe. Her office style is professional but with a modern take that breaks the boundaries of fashionless corporate wear. This outfit is definitely one to copy in the summer, a classic white shirt always looks good with a pair of striped trousers.

REVISE SHIRT 
£272/$365

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STRIPED CROPPED TROUSERS
£230/$203

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AQUAZZURA POWDER 
£440/$390

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ROSIE ASSOULIN 
£888/$850

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10. PANDORA SYKES

Pandora Sykes has a lot going on. The former Sunday Times journalist now freelances and works as a consultant. When she’s not doing that she’s hosting the popular podcast The High Low and still rocking amazing style. When it comes to her fashion sense, I’m all over it. This contrast striped dress is effortless, summery and still professional. And Pandora makes this outfit her own by jazzing it up with the orange glasses, the gorgeous Chanel bag, and the colorful shoes. This is definitely an outfit for a creative job, or casual Friday’s for sure.

UTERQUE STRIPED DRESS
£99/$133

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CHANEL TIMELESS BAG
£2,400/$3,215

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SAINT LAURENT 
£455/$725

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ACNE STUDIOS 
£230/$309

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10. PANDORA SYKES

Pandora Sykes has a lot going on. The former Sunday Times journalist now freelances and works as a consultant. When she’s not doing that she’s hosting the popular podcast The High Low and still rocking amazing style. When it comes to her fashion sense, I’m all over it. This contrast striped dress is effortless, summery and still professional. And Pandora makes this outfit her own by jazzing it up with the orange glasses, the gorgeous Chanel bag, and the colorful shoes. This is definitely an outfit for a creative job, or casual Friday’s for sure.

UTERQUE STRIPED DRESS
£99/$133

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CHANEL TIMELESS BAG
£2,400/$3,215

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SAINT LAURENT 
£455/$725

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ACNE STUDIOS 
£230/$309

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Hi, I’m an Editorial Assistant and Content Creator here at CGD! I’m an ambitious award winning writer with an extensive background in literature and critical theory. I specialise also in digital marketing, creating engaging content, working with press and creating client relations.

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