Everyone’s favourite season is just around the corner. Soon we will be filled with optimism that can only be felt after winter is in the rear view. The smell of barbeque will fill the air and the sweet sun will kiss our cheeks with warmth. The new and improved summer versions of ourselves will emerge from our lazy winter cocoons and our calendars will be filled with fabulous things to do. From romantic weddings to after work drinks, every moment of each long day will be enjoyed to its fullest.
Whether you are working from home or heading to the office, it’s great to have an outfit that can easily transition from day to night without much thought. The City Culture Collection from Olsen takes summer styling to the next level, with natural linen essentials, neutral colours and relaxed silhouettes that can be coordinated perfectly for professional office looks and flirty patio vibes.
For Jenny, comfort is always key when it comes to fashion. This collection is SO comfortable but also very chic, which is a winning combo in my books. Having pieces that can easily mix and match is the main ingredient when creating transitional outfits and even capsule wardrobes. As always, accessories play a big role in changing the vibe of your outfit, so don’t forget to accessorize accordingly!
Jenny @peacelovejennyblog shares how she will make the most of versatile Olsen separates and transform them into looks to suit her lifestyle this summer.
Professional - The Linen Power Suit
Nothing says boss babe more than a power suit. This 3-piece pinstripe linen power suit feels like you’re wearing your favourite loungewear because of its extremely comfortable feel but the design screams business, making it perfect for work! Pair with black loafers and you’re ready to get to get the job done.
This polished look will turn heads at any social gathering. The pinstripe linen vest adds a level of sophistication to an otherwise relaxed look that says understated luxury.
Pair it with a neutral clutch and neutral open toe heels.
All of the pieces in this collection are extremely versatile but my favourite piece in this entire collection is definitely the Mixed Media Jacket. It pairs beautifully with everything from pencil skirts to jeans and can also be a transitional piece that easily takes you from summer evenings into the Fall months. It is comfortable, breathable, and durable, made up of a blend of cotton and linen. The slim cut is very flattering and is perfect for both a professional and social setting. This cotton linen shirt in khaki green is also a versatile fave, and can be worn several ways.
Professional - Approachable Professional
This relaxed business look says approachable professional. The light layers and leaf print scarf add character and dimensions that allow you to be comfortable while also being stylish. Pair with open toe black heels and black or silver wristwatch.
This monochrome look is simple yet fabulous. It is the perfect look for happy hour or date night. By simply tying the cotton linen shirt at the front, it has given this comfy classic a flirty flair which pairs perfectly with this shimmer midi skirt. Pair with gold jewelry and neutral open toe heels.
This look is professional and appropriate but also extremely comfortable and chic. The blazer is a staple work wear piece and pairing it on top of this tiered dress is an unexpected fashionable look. Complete this look with neutral closed toe heel.
You will have to try not to wear this outfit everyday! This light and airy look brings a playfulness that can be worn on your summer getaway, a day at the beach or a patio for after work cocktails with friends. It is truly the pinnacle of versatile dresses. Adding the beautiful leaf print scarf adds depth to the outfit to give it that extra oomph with a tropical touch. Pair it with gold jewelry and white chunky open toed heels.
I hope the City Culture Collection from Olsen has inspired you to create the perfect versatile summer outfits. You can find a boutique near you or find these items online at olsen.ca. Don’t forget to stay hydrated as you enjoy the sunshine and show off your personal style to the world this summer!