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The Guardian's Fashion Editor, Jess Cartner-Morley highlights the key autumn workwear for a chic and versatile look

All hail the new soft trouser. The cut is relaxed but the silhouette is sharp. Choose a side stripe for a touch of sports luxe, and elevate with a minimal heel for office chic with a modern outlook

Culottes to the office? Yes, really. Standing out from the crowd by thinking outside the box is no bad thing, after all. Show you mean business by teaming them with a crisp shirt and calf-length boots.

Knitted two-pieces and sweater dresses are back for autumn, with below-the-knee skirts bang on trend right now. Wear with jewellery and chunky-heeled leather boots for the office, or dress down at the weekend with pristine trainers.

The shirt is fashion’s breakout sensation of 2017. Make it the star of the show by going oversized and flaunting the volume. A polo neck underneath will keep this look alive when the mercury dips.

A one-stop look is great for work: how better to project a confident point of view? What’s more, it makes getting dressed a no-brainer on challenging days. Tuck a pair of knockout cocktail earrings inside a pouch and slip it into your tote to see you through to evening.