The workwear staples to invest in this season

Whether you’re moving into a new role or looking to refresh your wardrobe, we asked our team to pull some of their favourite workwear pieces for the new season. With a mix of soft tailoring, classic knitwear and refined accessories, there’s definitely an effortless, paired-back feel to the pick. 

These are the investments that will make a major impact on those stressful mornings and how you feel throughout the day. Curating your workwear wardrobe, these are the staples to note… 

workwear staples


Contemporary Tailoring 

There is no feeling like wearing a well-tailored jacket or suit. This is one item in your wardrobe where you will never get the same level of quality on the high street. In the era of gym pants and trainers, a full suit can feel a little overdressed but a classic jacket can be the most versatile thing in your wardrobe. 

A good jacket looks great, paired down with a simple tee, blue jeans and ballet pumps. As we head into the colder months switch out the tee for a fine knit jumper and some western boots. Here are the jackets that caught our team’s attention this week. 

workwear staples


Quality Knitwear 

It’s time to start thinking about switching our your summer wardrobe for fresh knitwear and cosy cable knits. Knitwear is what makes autumn-winter dressing so enjoyable. With a mix of alpaca and cashmere blends coming through, these are the staples that will act as the perfect foundation for many of your workwear outfits. A key colour to note this season is red, deep reds add something different to your often neutral wardrobe.

A Midi Dress 

We’ve seen a high increase in demand for casual dresses, noting those midi styles that work for our workwear and weekend wardrobe. As we move into colder months, the knitted dress is a trend to have on your radar. Providing you with an outfit that is effortlessly well put together, but needs little to no styling a midi dress gives you a versatile option where you can alternative the styling depending on the weather. 

workwear staples


A Statement Bag 

Nothing will project your fashion know-how more than your handbag. Often elevating our most casual of outfits, pull out your elevated tote and you are good to go. With smart leather options to trusty denim styles, pick out your next office bag and it will bring your workwear wardrobe together. These bags are the style spotted in the office this week. 

Western Boots  

Stating the obvious, but a new pair of boots is often on the list every winter. Our team noted western boots being a major trend this autumn winter. Whether you want the statement Ganni boots or a more subtle suede version from Isabel Marant there is something for everyone. Style them with your straight-leg jeans, knitted dresses and denim midi skirts to instantly elevate your workwear wardrobe. 

workwear staples


Refined Accessories

These are the accessories that you will be able to wear on repeat. Not overly glamorous or sparkly, these will elevate the simple everyday outfits you just throw on. Gold tones and stones are the jewellery pieces that people have been investing in. Pearls, gold chains and chunky bangles are all key pieces to add to your jewellery box if you haven’t already.


Written by Holly Thompson

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Holly Thompson

Holly Thompson

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