Make It Work

Plaid Wool Portofino Jacket, £199; Trouser, £140; White Cotton Shirt, £79; Muhra Rafia Pom Slip-On £98, Jigsaw 

The days of suiting up for the office are over – welcome to the new age of workwear chic

BLUE MONDAY
Denim gets an office-ready makeover in Cefinn’s sleek maxi dress with its modern, gathered funnel-neck and belted waist – perfect for the tricky transitional months between winter and spring. Team with loafers for an easy, on-trend aesthetic.
Gathered funnel neck dress, £270, cefinn.com

WHITE COLLAR
Loose cuts and a relaxed silhouette make for a contemporary, artfully laidback take on the classic white-shirt-and-trouser combo; a far more chic alternative to otherwise ordinary office dress codes.
Lola shirt, £89; Mix and match spot trouser, £169, whistles.com

WITH A TWIST
The boxy cut and straight lines of this neatly striped shirt are softened by the elegant twist of pleats at the neckline. Add a pair of statement tassel earrings, because ‘workwear’ doesn’t have to mean ‘dull’.
Shirt, £27.50; Jeans, £25; Earrings, £9.50; Bag, £29.50. All M&S Collection, marksandspencer.com

ZIPPED UP
While a wide leg and all-in-one silhouette tap into the current trend for 1970s styles, minimal lines and a contrasting front zip ensure the overall effect of this jumpsuit is thoroughly modern and edgy. Pair with a block heel or ankle boots for a cohesive look.
Zip front knitted jumpsuit, £169; Rowan velvet front boots, £165, whistles.com

BOLD LINES
Thus named to evoke actress Lauren Bacall’s effortless elegance, the Lauren blazer and wide leg trouser combine relaxed tailoring with luxe details. Team with trainers for a modern interpretation of classic suiting with an athleisure twist.
Lauren blazer, £299; Wide leg trousers, £199, winserlondon.com

BIG FRILLS
The exaggerated detailing on the shoulders of this rich burgundy jumpsuit adds a note of drama, while the wide leg and nipped in waist are effortlessly flattering. Wear with a high-neck jumper for a modern layered look.
Jumpsuit, £49.50; Roll neck, £17.50; Bag, £29.50, all M&S Collection. marksandspencer.com

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