Autumn is officially upon us and while that means we can finally bid adieu to sticky commutes, it also brings an entire set of workwear conundrums to figure out.
A whole new battleground, the creeping chill means your wardrobe can begin to feel a little tired but rather than starting from scratch, just one or two carefully curated pieces can make a world of difference and help fight those autumnal blues.
A good place to start is with switching out your sheer blouses for knitted tops, which you can pair with tailored trousers for the office when the weather takes a turn for the worse. Alternatively, keep the shirts but look to layering to keep you warm by wearing a jumper or cardigan over the top.
Likewise, investing in a new-season suit in thicker fabric makes for a modern interpretation of the classic working-week two piece. Here, you can either go high fashion with an oversized boxy fit or opt for something more figure flattering, the choice is yours.
That being said, if a suit is a little too formal for your liking, swish about the office in a pair of super-wide-leg trousers, a silk tee and plain white trainers.
Don’t rule out a floral dress either, as a trophy midi will quickly become the cornerstone of your new season wardrobe. A piece that takes all the hassle out of getting dressed in the morning, pair yours with knee-high boots and a wool coat to ensure it’s suitable for the cold months ahead.
Another point to consider when it comes to falling in love with your work wardrobe again is colour. While grey, black and blue are undeniably key colours you can mix and match with everything, it’s important not to limit yourself.
Instead, add pops of mustard, burgundy and duck-egg blue here and there – not only will they flatter your sallow winter skin but they’re also far more interesting sartorially too.