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How to: Layer for the office

Author Editor - 2 minute read
Turning your out-of-office off? Returning from summer holidays to grey skies and cooler forecasts? We know the feeling, but it’s not all doom and gloom as there’s plenty to look forward to this season: from grabbing a pumpkin spice latte on your morning commute to layering up your workwear looks.

This blog offers office outfit inspiration for the upcoming months, from autumn workwear dresses to co-ords and outerwear. These work outfit ideas deserve a promotion…


A crisp white shirt is a workwear essential, however this season we’re dressing it up – literally. Step up your suiting game with the addition of a pinafore dress, such as our Harry Suiting Midi Dress, for an effortless layered ensemble to carry you through your 9-5. For a new take on the traditional shirt dress, simply pair this smart midi dress with a contrasting long sleeved top or collared shirt, for a chic look to elevate your weekday wardrobe from desk to dinner.


Whether you’re boldly wow-ing up your Wednesday or keeping it traditional on Thursday, no matter the colourway, a two-piece suit means business. Dress for success and let your confidence shine in a co-ord for work. A fitted blazer and tailored trousers will have all eyes on you in the boardroom, pair with a popover shirt and structured bag for the best office outfits for women.


We’re stepping away from classic knitwear this autumn. This year, soft knits are making a statement from bold hues and modern patterns to contemporary features such as metal zips and side splits. Outlandish orange and colour of the year pink jumpers are ready to brighten the office from Monday to Friday, we plan on wearing ours with our favourite denim jeans or layering with a shirt for casual-meets-chic women’s workwear outfits.


As we shift from summer to autumn, a flattering midi skirt is a carry-over style from working weekdays to social weekends. To elevate your workwear wardrobe for the season, switch-up your accessories. We’re transforming our skirts into sought-after office outfit ideas by simply pairing with long sleeved shirts and boots. To attract compliments from every colleague, we recommend reaching for a lively silhouette or colourway, our Arie Pleated Midi Skirt has both covered, or an eye-catching texture such as our Mari Knit Pencil Midi Skirt.


Cooler weather commutes are upon us, meaning it’s time to think about grabbing new office outerwear. From faux fur jackets to felt coats, this season we’re talking texture with our top layers. Carry the quiet luxury trend into the end of the year with muted tones, versatile for pairing with every workwear outfit. Our Fayette Three-In-One Trench Coat is our favourite transitional piece, easily switching between a gilet, jacket or long-sleeved coat, ready to be worn to work in every forecast.

Inspired to layer-up your autumn workwear outfits? Shop more in our workwear collection.

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