Building a capsule work wear collection is imperative for the modern fashionista and this season on-duty chic has been taken to new heights.
The traditional suit has been re-worked and offers bold prints and striking colours; the reliable separate has been fashionably subverted and accessories now offer a tactile turn. Whether you want to highlight your traditional office wear with a single trend-led accent or if you're daring to channel all the catwalk styles, be inspired by these carefully curated work pieces.
Invest in an outfit-transforming jacket for the upcoming season to lend any ensemble a fierce touch. Think punchy new colours like this vivid Ted Baker Sollel coat which masters the peplum and offers a directional cut. If you prefer classic tailoring with a twist, opt for Hobbs' bright Aragon coatas it features a flattering long line, retro cut and can be teamed with an array of separates. Those yearning for a heritage finish, take inspiration from Weekend by MaxMara's tweed inspired jacketto add a textured lift. Cut with faux leather panels and finished with a monochrome effect, it's a sure fire way to add depth to your ensemble. Go further this season and pay homage to vintage silhouettes. Ted Baker's Systio cape is a sophisticated coverage piece that adds instant glamour to any outfit.
Reinvent your suit collection by mixing and matching key pieces for an avant-garde look. Work luxe items like this panelled leather skirt from Somerset by Alice Temperley. The elegant texture of the skirt adds a tougher sheen to your outfitting and the svelte fit is flattering and feminine. Soften the look with a clean, simple blouseand slip on a cropped, fitted blazer for a fabulous finish. For a more androgynous approach build your suit around the trousers. Try these quirky printed Reiss capris and offset the tone with a subtle, tank top for playful work attires. Alternatively, use tailored trousers as the foundation of your set and create a sleek, stylish outline with a printed or statement top. Complete the look with this sartorial Ted Baker waistcoat for a savvy, professional polish.
Modernise your dress collection and accentuate your femininity with fresh palettes and innovative designs. Abstract patterned dresses like this L.K. Bennett dress or this John Lewis two-tone shift are easy to dress up and down. Team with a well-cut blazer and edgy stilettos for a powerful work outfit. Embrace slick texture and easily incorporate into your work outfits with this Reiss leather dress. Designed with a contrasting bust and a flared skirt, it's a fashion forward dress with biker appeal. Channelling a more modest look introduce dainty charm to your wardrobe and choose this sixties inspired dress. Partner with these d'orsay court shoes for vintage allure.