Work wear doesn’t have to be boring; shun the idea of a typical two-piece and go for outfits that are fashion-forward but still smart and functional. Build up a work wardrobe of tailored separates that can be mixed and matched, and bring it up-to-date each season with a few on-trend pieces. Accessories will instantly update your look and can turn a simple black shift dress into an outfit that is chic and sophisticated.

A tote is the go-to bag for work; the perfect size, they are structured enough to handle the weight of your wares, and also look smart and office-appropriate. A few simple pieces of jewellery will also add elegance to any outfit, as well as being an easy way to express your personal style in a work environment.


Karl Lagerfeld K/Klassic Tote Bag, Lauren Ralph Lauren Newbury Double Zipper Shopper, Lauren Ralph Lauren Woodbridge Tote Bag


Anna Lou of London Chevron Gold Plated Bangle, Daniel Wellington Sheffield Watch, By Malene Birger Marinella Necklace


Nicole Farhi Morral Tote, Ted Baker Lilley Crosshatch Shopper, Danielle Foster Bucket Bag

Sarah Atkinson

Sarah Atkinson

Writer and expert