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A Guide to Summer Workwear

28 Dec 2023


In Australia, summer is the season of smart casual. But, when it comes to office clothes for summer, soaring temperatures must be balanced with work-appropriate attire.

SABA’s Summer ‘23 edit solves what-to-wear-to-work dramas with a curated collection of pieces perfect for professional settings. Bestselling fabrications have been reimagined in new silhouettes, and lighter, brighter makes a debut. At more relaxed offices, style back casual pieces from to create a corporate edge.

Here are our top tips for summer workwear:

Brighter colours

Go business casual for summer by incorporating lighter and brighter colours into your wardrobe. Pastels and lighter shades not only look summery but also reflect sunlight, keeping you cooler. The Asha Pleat Front Pant in crème has an airy silhouette made from premium European fabric with functional pockets. Balance with a tighter fitting like the Arawa Aida Tee, or create cohesive style with the matching Asha Blazer. Keep the look clean with minimal and slicked-back hair for a timeless clean girl aesthetic.

Lighter fabrics

In hotter months, choose breathable and lightweight fabrics like cotton, , and chambray. These materials allow better air circulation and keep you cool. in particular is known for its cooling properties, which is why SABA’s Lila Linen Belted Shirt Dress ticks all the boxes for summer-ready . Made from 100% , with a shirt-style design, an adjustable waist tie, and functional side hip pockets, Lila goes from desk to date night in a flash. Summer office dresses are an effortless selection for midweek – wear with nude pumps and an oversized tote.

Keep it short

Don’t rule out for professional settings. Styled properly, a sleeveless can make for entirely appropriate summer . Case in point – the Asha Vest. Crafted from premium European fabric with a tailored fit, this piece is an elevated solution to scorching Mondays. Wear with the matching Asha Pleat Front Pant for a look that does the thinking for you, or create a more singular style by matching back with the Skylark Maxi Skirt and pumps.

Play up professional details

Reimagine summer clothes by taking more casual pieces and playing up professional details. Shorter , cropped hemlines and breezy silhouettes can still make it into the rotation with the right styling. , our made-for-travel fabrication, has been restructured this summer. Now available as the Dharma Blazer Dress in unforgettable, summery apricot. Made with the same low-crease Japanese fabrication as our most loved separates, this is a vibrant, effortless and ultra-durable staple you’ll reach for summer after summer.

Think Breathability

The is perfect office attire for winter, but summer call for more breezy options. The Eden Midi Skirt is made from a cotton linen blend with box pleats for a relaxed silhouette. This is an especially versatile wardrobe addition, able to be dressed down over our range for the , or paired with a tucked lightweight for a summery take on classic .


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