Your work-wear wardrobe doesn’t have to be drab, but it can be hard to be inspired by your old dull shirts and navy pant suits.
Smart office-attire dress codes can still allow you to dabble in current trends and have fun with your style while remaining sophisticated.
We’ve picked five trends that can be transformed into your everyday work-wear look, so you can be the envy of the office.
Whether it’s brightening your look with a bold bag, a wrap dress, or a funky print, we’ve got you covered.
1. Wrap it up
Wrap blouses and shirts are all the rage – they add an interesting flourish, yet are still super-smart.
- Earrings, £26, Oliver Bonas
- Shirt, £27.99, New Look
- Culottes, £25, Topshop
- Mules, £55, Clarks
- Bag, £39.50, Marks & Spencer Collection
2. Jumpstart your wardrobe
Try something new with a jumpsuit. Match a bold pattern with muted accessories to keep it elegant and office-appropriate.
- Blazer, £27.99, New Look
- Jumpsuit, £35, Dorothy Perkins
- Laptop bag, £30, Paperchase
- Shoes, £55, Office
- Watch, £50, Dune
3. Power prints
This printed midi is an instant figure fixer. The wrap-over detail cinches in your waist, while the vertical stripes will elongate your shape.
- Necklace, £12, M&Co
- Cardigan, £9.99, H&M
- Dress, £49.50, Marks & Spencer Collection
- Loafers, £16.99, TK Maxx
- Bag, £12, Primark
4. Big-shot spots
Polka dots are back on everything. Wear them large and oversized, or small and delicate – it’s a trend you won’t tire of.
- Jumper, £29.99, Mango
- Skirt, £22.99, New Look
- Bangle, £5.99, New Look
- Bag, £40, Therapy London at House of Fraser
- Shoes, £49.99, Zara
5. Grown-up gingham
This checkered print is the latest way to add a subtle pattern to your 9-5 look.
- Necklace, £12.99, Mango
- Shirt, £25, Marks & Spencer
- Trousers, £40, River Island
- Shoes, £65, Office
- Bag, £35, Marks & Spencer