With most of us now back in the office, the workwear wardrobe is back in full swing. As we head into cooler autumn weather, you might be thinking about updating your wardrobe for the new season. Pops of colour will look great with more muted separates – The Fold have great options and interesting shapes – and bag brand Lawful London will make sure everything you need is neatly packed away. Happy shopping!
Best trends and items to buy now
Wear with trousers for work
The Fold makes beautifully tailored workwear for women who want something a little more interesting than a shirt and smart trousers. With pops of colour, bold prints and clever silhouettes, make your work wardrobe anything but boring.
(Wool blend peplum jacket, £265, The Fold)
Sustainable fitness wear
New activewear brand Stretch & Burn make their pieces with performance enhancing cuts, ensuring comfort and manoeuvrability whilst working out. Their all-in-one suits are a great solution to leggings that won’t stay up and all their pieces are made from sustainable fabrics.
ECONYL® regenerated Nylon work out vest (£50, Stretch & Burn)
Practical and chic work bags
Beautiful work bags are hard to come by. Practicality often trumps style, but these bags from Lawful London are made with both in mind. Designed to fit a whole range of work essentials (laptop, ring binder, gym kit, shoes, umbrella…), you won’t have to worry about carrying around multiple bags.
Leather bag (£170, Lawful London)
Also with shearling lining
Spent most of lockdown in Birkenstocks? Get the comfort of your sandals in boots for the winter – they still have the famous cork footbed, and this pair also come with shearling lining.
Suede boots (£175, Birkenstock)
Jewellery and bag designer Charlott Vasberg makes beautiful pieces with a twist. These hoop earrings are inspired by the shape of bananas, and her other hoops take the shape of a roll of duct tape. Her bags have roomy interiors and come in classic colours as well as metallics.
Sterling silver earrings (£180, Charlott Vasberg)
New limited edition collection
Whistles’ next limited collection comprises leather skirts, crochet knits and autumnal prints.
Field printed trousers (£159, Whistles)
This twist on a shirt dress from Cos will work well during the transition from summer to autumn. The material has a slight stretch so it will be comfortable when working from a desk all day and it also comes in black.
Cotton shirt dress (£79, Cos)
New name to know Mirla Beane’s first collection has been made from 100% sustainably sources, natural, organic or recycled fabrics. The colourful collection is full of contemporary silhouettes, with bold prints, interesting details and relaxed fits.
Viscose and recycled polyester jumpsuit (£199, Mirla Beane)
Rainbow gemstone collection
Deborah Blyth’s gemstone collection has rainbow stones embedded into earrings, necklaces and rings. Mix and match colours with earrings and chose from the organic shapes for pendants. Add a little colour to your jewellery.
Gold plated and tsavorite necklace (£245, Deborah Blyth)
Virtual try on
Cool glasses brand Cutler & Gross have a virtual try on service on their website, so you can figure out the shape that works for you before you commit. They have a great range of coloured acetate and metal frames made from quality materials.