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08.09.2014

CHARLENE BARTON

Womenswear editor

Autumn has arrived, and with it come exciting new shapes, colours and textures to dip into. But how to keep them office appropriate? Be inspired by our new-season workwear edit, featuring three key silhouettes that really mean business

THE TWO-PIECE SUIT

Cast aside traditional notions of the suit: this season, smart doesn’t have to mean stiff collars and sombre tailoring. Embrace 1960s chic with a miniskirt or go all-out androgynous – the only rule is, it’s got to look sharp

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MAKE AN IMPACT

This polka-dot-print skirt suit can be worn
as a matching set or separates – either
way, it’s a smart investment

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READ BETWEEN THE LINES

Proving that pinstripes can have
fashion appeal, this modern take on
the classic comes as a top and pencil
skirt. Just add a statement cover-up
to complete the look

AIM HIGH

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PROJECT AUTHORITY

Get boardroom ready by pairing
a well-cut trouser suit
with feminine accessories

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THE SKIRT (IN ALL ITS GUISES)

Here’s a wardrobe item that’s never short on versatility. Mini,
midi, maxi, A-line, pencil, pleated – the options are endless,
meaning you’re guaranteed to find the perfect fit for your figure.
This season is all about pushing the boundaries, so try something
new and you’ll feel instantly re-energised

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THE 1960s A-LINE

Embrace this season’s favourite trend by
working an A-line mini skirt. Pair with
prints for a standout finish

THE POSH PENCIL

Make your wardrobe work harder with this beautiful floral-print pencil skirt – team it with a cashmere sweater and pointed pumps

THE FLIPPY MINI

The ultimate choice for taking you from desk to drinks
in style. Keep it monochrome for maximum impact

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THE CHIC CULOTTES

Yes, culottes are back. Thanks to Parisian fashion
houses Céline and Carven (to name but two), the 1970s
silhouette is a new-season must – this time, cutting it
mid-calf. It’s a chance to have a little fun with your
look, so give it a go and you’ll be pleasantly surprised

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BE BOLD

Balance wide-legged
culottes with a fitted
jacket like this Best
of British one. The print
is a great way to
show some character

Photography: Eric Frideen / Styling: Niki Brodie / Hair & make-up: Linda Johansson / Model: Klara Wester at Mikas

ALL-DAY APPEAL

This is a great office-to-bar look.
Pay attention to detail and belt
your culottes for a considered
finish. Complete with heels
and a clutch

KEEP IT SLEEK

Here’s an outfit for the creative in you.
Team a faux-leather sweater with
pointed brogues for a tough-luxe spin

HOLD TIGHT

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