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11 Office-Appropriate Style Hacks To Borrow From The Street-Style Set

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Show-goers attending the autumn/winter 2022 presentations in Copenhagen and New York have offered plenty of office-appropriate styling hacks that will make dressing for work a breeze. From zingy colour-pop accessories guaranteed to earn compliments from your colleagues, to louche suiting and desk-to-dinner luxe leather, make the street-stylers your new workwear muses.  

Read more: Spring/Summer 2022 Fashion Trends

Below, 11 ways to refresh your work wardrobe. 

Ever-lasting outerwear

Have you found your perfect commuter coat yet? Be sure to choose a style that has lasting appeal. 

Read more: The Best Winter Coats

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& Other Stories relaxed wool coat

£175
& Other Stories

Arket cotton linen coat

£150
Arket

Leather trousers

Luxe leather has dominated the celebrity fashion sphere, with fans including Kim Kardashian, Julia Fox, Rihanna and Hailey Bieber. For an office-appropriate way to wear the trend, look to smart leather trousers.

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Levi’s high-rise flared faux leather trousers

£110
Selfridges

Wandler leather flared pants

£1,060
Net-a-Porter

Up your sensible shoe game

Chunky loafers were the most popular shoe in lockdown, and they’re not going anywhere this spring.

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Prada logo-plaque leather loafers

£880
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& Other Stories penny loafers

£95
& Other Stories

Slouchy suiting

Effortless yet smart, relaxed tailoring will suit all of your workwear needs. 

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Arket hopsack wool blazer

£135
Arket

Arket hopsack wool trousers

£89
Arket

The Row single-breasted silk-blend jacket

£2,950
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The Row Igor silk-blend tailored trousers

£2,010
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Revisit the waistcoat

Take the spirit of a Noughties Kate Moss at Glasto into the office with a waistcoat. 

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Raey single-breasted wool-twill waistcoat

£295
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Cos single-breasted waistcoat

£69
Cos

A trans-seasonal dress will work harder than you do

There’s nothing like finding a dress that can take you from desk to post-work dinner. 

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Remain ribbed-knit V-neck dress

£215
Farfetch

Norma Kamali scoop-neck flared-hem jersey midi dress

£195
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The body-sculpting skirt 

Finding a flattering skirt is no mean feat. But once you discover a style that fits just right, you’ll rely on it for every work occasion – come day or night. 

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Ninety Pecent ribbed-knit midi skirt

£160
Net-a-Porter

Raey mohair-silk blend ribbed pencil skirt

£295
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The colour-pop accessory

Cheerful arm candy serves as an even better pick-me-up than your morning coffee. 

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Manu Atelier chain Kesme bag

£350
Farfetch

Prada triangle-logo leather slingback flats

£670
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Neous pointed-toe mules

£395
Farfetch

Bottega Veneta padded Cassette bag

£2,560
Bottega Veneta

Layered gold jewellery

Don’t forget the finishing touches – gold jewellery is a failsafe way to elevate any look.

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Sophie Buhai 18kt gold-vermeil hoop earrings

£210
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Laura Lombardi 14kt gold-plated chain necklace

£158
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Monica Vinader gold-plated chain necklace

£60
Monica Vinader

Fallon 18kt gold-plated necklace

£130
MatchesFashion

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Trophy knitwear

Never underestimate the power of an excellent knit.

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Everlane chunky zipped cardigan

£109
Everlane

Ganni cable-knit stretch-knit jumper

£345
Selfridges

The office biker jacket

Biker jackets made a comeback for spring/summer 2022. Pair yours with wide-leg tailored trousers and a tucked-in T-shirt for high-low office chic.

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Deadwood leather biker jacket

£345
Net-a-Porter

Simone Rocha puffed-sleeve leather biker jacket

£1,995
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