A camel coat will never let you down
There’s a reason the camel coat is a workwear hero. Simply throw this classic piece over any outfit to instantly elevate your look. A belted version defines your waist and gives your ensemble an air of confidence and purpose.
Pinstripe is a neutral
Pinstripe may be the backbone of many stiff boardroom wardrobes, but it's worth looking at in a new light. Look for pinstripes teamed with modern shapes, such as wide-leg trousers, then see how easily they can be used to create several outfits with your existing basics. An unstructured cropped blazer balances the effect of wide-leg trousers or try them with a denim jacket and a simple knit or tee.
The perfect day-to-night style and a low-maintenance rival to ache-inducing heels, mules are big news again. Our pick: a flat, black, leather pair with a closed toe. Aside from the obvious benefits (so comfortable), the flattering line of this versatile shoe style ensures that it works as well with a midi skirt as it does with floor-skimming trousers.
Embrace tailored trousers
These are like a blank canvas, looking just as good with a delicate blouse and slingback heels as they do with an oversized blazer and loafer mules. Tailored trousers are surprisingly flattering, defining your waist while elongating your legs. An ankle-grazing length gives this menswear-inspired style a feminine edge – and makes them perfect for showcasing statement shoes.
Swap your white shirt for a blouse
A blouse is the ultimate throw-on-and-go piece, easy to dress up or down and infinitely wearable. The colour should be white or cream so that you can pair it with other staples several times a week. Details such as elongated cuffs, an elegant neck tie and flowing hemline all elevate the design and add a touch of personality to your work look.