Workwear wardrobe proving a challenge? We're here to help.
When it comes to finding the best women’s workwear, we’re not just talking about staple tailored trousers and collared shirts, we mean working this season’s key trends into your office outfits. From crushed velvet trousers and ruffle shirts to statement skirts and smart bags.
We’ve rounded up the very best winter workwear buys to overhaul your current wares. And not only that, these investment buys are some of the hardest working you’ll find. Not only can they be worn right now but they’ll also work for the transition into spring so you can rework these fresh pieces into your wardrobe ready for the new year.
While keeping up your style credentials on a daily basis isn’t always easy, making subtle adjustments from your weekend wardrobe could do wonders for your working week collections too. For example, maybe this season is the time to make the transition into the best flat shoes and ditch your killer office heels.
Think crisp shirts and liven up black pieces with embroidered details and pops of new season colours to liven up traditional monochrome palettes.
When it comes to tailoring, our edit proves you don’t have to splash the cash. High street options from Zara, & Other Stories and Reiss are just as good as any designer offering.
However, there is of course a selection of blow-the-budget styles for those of you wanting to seriously invest. From Alexander McQueen’s gorgeous cashmere frilled top to Eudon Choi’s statement knits, be sure to check out the higher price points too.
So, to summarise, we’ve gathered up the very best women’s workwear for AW16, from the high street and designer destinations to help you keep your workwear wardrobe up-to-date this season. Getting dressed in the morning is about to become so much easier.
Click through to shop our edit of the best workwear buys for the new season…
The perfect oversized bag you need for the winter season, simple yet still totally on trend with knot and animal print detail
From knitwear to handbags and now shirting too – floral embroidery is taking over as one of AW16’s prettiest trends.
Wear this pretty crochet trim cashmere top by wearing it with on-trend vinyl trousers and heels.
Its the size we all need for the office and its perfectly on trend, this Zara Studio bucket bag is a must-have. It will compliment any outfit and its rich tone will warm up your winter wardrobe
These butter soft and super luxe stretch leather leggings are a key component to all capsule work wardrobes.
Following through from the summer, the culotte holds its title as this seasons key trouser. With an element of the new season check, these culottes from Mango are the perfect staple for your winter workwear wardrobe
You’ll feel instantly more pulled together in this smart wrap coat.
Add a pop of colour to your wardrobe this winter with this gorgeous new size -mini bag from Loewe, a perfect colour to pull you through to next season too!
Add a sporty touch to your basic work trouser by adding stripes. We love the subtle stripe on these Cedric Charlier pants
We love these culottes from Zara that can instantly lighten up any winter wardrobe. Compliment the crushed velvet with a crisp white shirt.
Trade your office trouser in for a more stand out number this season. We think they work great with a slip on loafer and oversized shirt for the office.
A modern twist on a classic brogue, these will elevate any office ensemble.
As part of the Premium collection, Reiss’ Adore midi is a simple but chic essential.
If the pinstripe trouser isn’t in your wardrobe its a definite must for this season and Zara have made the perfect classic. Match with a blue stripe shirt because this season its all about stripes-on-stripes
Metallics are key trend for AW16. Nail the look in this luxe jumper dress.
With it’s cool slit sleeves and open back, this cool knit is well worth the investment.
Keep this gorgeous red lace number on stand by for your next big work event.
Make MM6 your go-to label for basics with a twist. This of-beat shirt will look great with a black poloneck and backless mules.
With an office-appropriate heel height and a cool two-tone finish these are the perfect everyday boots.
With a chic funnel collar and on-trend long sleeves, you’ll be wearing this coat for many season’s to come.
A classic pencil skirt with a twist is always top of our list when we go workwear shopping.
Layer this over a crisp white shirt and wear with tailored navy trousers.
This swishy skirt is perfect for after wok drinks too.
We love the pretty embroidery on this lightweight top.
The tailored shilouette of this chic dress is super-flattering.