Whether you work in an office or with your hands, are client facing or work from home, the one thing we can all agree on when it comes to the 9-to-5 is that getting ready every day needs fresh inspiration to stop your outfits from feeling boring.
The idea of traditional "workwear" can box us into a style rut of grey suits and court shoes, but what you wear to work needn't be drab pinstripes, and there is a lot on the high street that you'll want to wear during the week and over the weekend too. With the new season in sight, there's no reason you can't embrace all of the colours, textures and silhouettes of spring in a way that's also office appropriate. In an effort to prove it, I searched through hundreds of new pieces for the solution.
If there's anywhere we can count on for understated, timeless pieces that can elevate everyday essentials to the stylish workwear sphere, it's Zara, Mango and Marks and Spencer. If you weren't already sold on Zara's spring suiting, Mango's leather separates and M&S's knits, coats and impressive shoes, then you're going to want to keep scrolling. There are enough wide-leg trousers, oversized shirts, refined co-ords, and polished accessories across the stores to build a capsule wardrobe worthy of a promotion.
To help take the stress out of your daily outfit planning, I've edited down the new-in sections of Zara, Mango and M&S to bring you 30 of the very best pieces to refresh your workwear wardrobe, and believe me—they're anything but boring. I've also thought about outfit-elevating accessories like smart handbags and long-wearing shoes that will go with just about anything. So keep scrolling for the best stores for workwear that fashion editors secretly rely on to build countless workwear outfits. Just be sure to keep our secret.
NEW-IN WORKWEAR FINDS FROM ZARA:
NEW-IN WORKWEAR FINDS FROM MANGO:
NEW-IN WORKWEAR FINDS FROM MARKS AND SPENCER:
This story was originally published at an earlier date and has since been updated.
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