5 iconic styles your workwear wardrobe needs

Make your mornings more exciting and find out how to bring some wardrobe-wow factor into the 9-5…

Animal prints, checks, polka-dots… There are so many new trends this season and you’re sure to want to incorporate them into your everyday styling – and for a lot of us, that means the 9-5. If you need some extra inspiration, here are our top 5 ways to update your workwear wardrobe in an instant…

Animal Prints

Black Abstract Animal Print Shirt Dress £26, Black Ring Bucket Bag £25

Animal print has been big businesses for fashion and nothing is changing this season anytime soon. From tiger to zebra, there’s an array of purrfect prints to explore. However when it comes to workwear, it pays to revisit the classics… A touch of abstract leopard print will always make for a confident look, and there’s no reason why it can’t be worn for the 9-5. Keep your print office-chic with timeless silhouettes, like a tried and tested shirt dress in a neutral or monochrome colour palette.


Suedette Biker Jacket £42, Dogtooth Ankle Grazer Trousers £22, Tie T-Shirt £22

Powerful and put-together, there’s a reason why there should be space in your workwear wardrobe for some lady-like tailoring. However this season, why not think beyond the classic black suit and opt for modern separates to mix and match, (making your outfits go a little bit further and those tailored pieces work that bit harder!) Secondly, discover checks. This ever-versatile print, think houndstooth to Prince of Wales check, is the easiest way to update your tailoring.

Polka Dots

Green Polka Dot Midi Skirt £32, Black Cotton T-shirt £6

Want a chicer alternative to your go-to work skirt? Pick polka dots. Feminine and oh-so-pretty, a handful of standout dots can refresh up any ensemble. Working just like a neutral (similarly to stripes), polka dots can literally be paired with anything – and we mean anything. Make sure the spotlight is on you during those important meetings and choose a flowing midi skirt for a sartorial chic look.

Faux Leather

PU Mini Skirt £22, Pleated Top £22, Check Mac £55, Snake Print ‘Darling’ Court Shoes £25

If you’re looking for something to take you from office to out, it’s all about a faux-leather skirt. Perhaps not be the first thing on your mind for the 9-5, but it’s guaranteed to give your work-drobe a confidence boost. Thanks to a nipped-in waist and figure-hugging shape, you’ll be looking great throughout the day. Finish the look with statement coat and channel your inner The Devil Wears Prada on the morning coffee run.

Statement Heels

‘Brandi’ Heels, £35

You’re got the clothes sorted – but what about the footwear? A statement heel is the easiest way to update your workwear wardrobe. Giving a little pep to your step, a strappy court is sure to help you climb up that style ladder. Pick yours in on-trend neutrals tones and make everywhere feel like a catwalk… even at work!

If you’re still looking for ways to update your workwear wardrobe, discover our work clothing collection to make it through the day in style.


Emma Leyland

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