30 Spring Work Outfits That Will Make You the Talk of the Office

Some people relish the thought of getting dressed for work (see how much my colleague Joy enjoys it), whilst others groan at the hassle of it all. Whether you're an "up and at 'em" kinda person who's the snappiest dresser at the communal coffee machine or you're furious you can't just roll out of bed and wear your pyjamas to work, this gallery is for you.

This story is chock-full of work-friendly outfits you can use for inspiration throughout this season and well into the next. I've gathered a spectrum of office-ready looks that span from simple (trouser suit + top + shoes) to complex (print-clashing blouse + skirt + colourful mules), so you're covered no matter what your office's dress code involves.

There may be some ensembles better suited to your needs than others, but remember that there are always ways to be in adherence to stricter guidelines: Soften the colour palette to neutrals, look to demure hemlines and necklines, and (if you must) wear nude tights, but only the best nude tights.

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It's the brave slash of red against a beige suit that really brings the "wow" factor here.

Work outfits: polka dot blouse with jeans and heels



Add smart shoes for work and slides for your holiday.

One way to make a weekend dress feel work-appropriate is by adding a simple blazer.

All cream wins when it comes to looking sophisticated. Step away from the ketchup.

If you can push the boundaries, swap out your regular trousers for a leather pair.

Work outfits: pink slip skirt worn with a blazer and strappy sandals



Slip skirts feel like a party item, but if you add one to a tailored jacket, it will look right for the daytime.

Shorter hemlines are always chicest with lower heels.

Mix and match your fabrics, prints and colours for an alternative take on the trouser suit.

White jeans can be an elegant alternative in these spring and summer months.

Work outfits: layering a white shirt under a black leather dress



Layering shirts under summer dress gives them plenty of mileage in the office.

Going tonal can make a simple jumper-and-trouser formula seem more pulled-together.

Work outfits:  orange and green midi dress with ankle boots



A demure midi dress works for literally every occasion we can think of.

Work outfits: floral shirt dress with zebra print boots



You can still show plenty of personality via clashing prints without the overall effect being too loud.

Work outfits: yellow blazer and dress with cream boots



It's never too soon to start wearing pastels, even if you still need to keep warm in knee-high boots.

Work outfits: brown headscarf worn with green and black separates



Clean shapes in unexpected colour combinations—it looks confident every time.

Work outfits: yellow checked trouser suit with blue boots



A statement trouser suit might be more your thing, in which case, crank it up with bold accessories.

Tailored trousers, flats and a shirt: It's such a simple idea, but the colours here take it to the next level.

Work outfits: blue pleated skirt with an oversized shirt



Get even more wear out of your old pleated skirts this year by pairing one with an oversized shirt.

The clever way to make a pencil skirt feel more casual is to add a tee.

Work outfits: two-tone blouse with grey trousers and heels



A statement blouse is a must if you spend a lot of time being visible from the waist upwards.

Leopard print can be suitable for working environments. Just choose a modest cut and a neutral version of the animal motif.

Work outfits: gingham blazer worn with white jeans



Some offices might not allow crop tops, but the core of this cute outfit can be translated easily with a long-line jacket.

Work outfits: denim midi dress with suede boots



If denim is allowed, opt for a smart jean dress this spring (they are trending, after all).

Work outfits: print clash blouse, skirt and mules in green



Want to take things over to the wild side? Pick a colour and work different prints and shades around it.

Work outfits: jeans with a shirt, kitten heels and trench coat



Jeans, a shirt and kitten heels. Simple but always effective.

Work outfits: camel trouser suit with a cream trench coat



Trouser suits look great with lightweight coats over the top.

Don't be afraid to play with proportions and use a slim-fit skirt to balance a more voluminous top.

Work outfits: belted blazer worn with a white midi skirt



Adding a belt to any blazer gives it some instant oomph.

Work outfits: white blouse worn with a black leather midi skirt



Still too cold for bare legs? Just add sleek knee-high boots.

Heels and a classic coat always make skinny jeans look sophisticated.

Next up, your guide to the best summer clothes.

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