Oasis Angel Panel Jacket

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.

Mango Double Breasted Blazer

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.

Power Dressing look
Somerset by Alice Temperley Leather Pencil Skirt

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.

SL.K. Bennett Silk Print Dress

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.