We´re still in the rainy season here in Madrid, but within the next two months we´ll be back to 90 and even 100+ weather (35/40 degrees celsius). As I got my office job and started building a wardrobe last fall, I haven´t started a decent summer wardrobe yet. Unfortunately, I can´t go out and get a bunch suits, shirts, etc. Instead, I´ll just have to stick to a couple basic pieces, and work with them.
Luckily, I´m in the office of a small business, where wearing suits is not necessary. Actually, my colleague let me know that during summer people come in wearing linen pants and untucked short sleeve shirts, no problem. However, I do generally feel more comfortable when dealing with clients and providers while wearing something not so casual.
I was thinking of:
- one or two vests/waistcoats, linen or light cotton, one with lapels maybe? I won´t wear them with jackets...a jacket in summer is just impossible. Our air conditioning is a joke :(
- a pair of linen trousers
- two light colored shirts (what fabrics work well other than linen?
Is there something you see that I shouldn´t get, or something that you don´t see that I should get?
What are, according to you, the basics of a business casual summer wardrobe?