It can be tricky to find smart, timeless pieces to wear to work that not only show your personality but also make you smile when you get dressed every morning. So to address your
workwear woes, we’re bringing you the best pieces to drop that will help you transform your working wardrobe into something you love, rather than a boring uniform.
When it comes to workwear, there are a
number of key buys that’ll make you look polished—an elegant silk blouse, for example, or an expensive-looking tote. Scroll through the gallery below for our edit of the best smart buys of the week, including a sleek suit from & Other Stories and a pair of slingbacks you’ll want to wear every single day. Some pieces are so good we’re sure they’ll even make it into your weekend outfits. Scroll through the gallery to shop our edit of the best workwear arrivals.
Red is going to be the key colour of 2017.
This is one of our new favourite affordable designer labels to just drop on Net-a-Porter.
These big earrings would look amazing with just a simple white shirt.
One for those trying to wear more colour to work.
This is the perfect dress for those sticky summer days in the office.
For those girls who love the Chanel aesthetic.
This is big enough to fit everything you could possibly need in a day.
This belted midi is ever-so chic.
We’re obsessed with this rust colour.
The Sun tote is available in a number of different colours.
You’ll want to wear this at weekends, too.
If you’re not afraid of wearing colour in the office, these are giving us VB vibes.
We love the circle detailing on this black shoulder bag.
These Bally classic flats are a blogger favourite.
This sunny tote will brighten up your usual working wardrobe.
There’s something rather VB about this pleated skirt.
These are a workwear staple.
These earrings are now a cult buy.
This white Chanel-esque jacket is so good, you’ll want to wear it all weekend too.
The wrap-effect on this blouse is really flattering.
Cult Scandi brand Boyy has just landed on Net-a-Porter.com.
This new-in white blouse is bound to be all over your Instagram feed.
Victoria Beckham wore these linen trousers to work in the heat in New York last summer.
We love the ties on the sleeves of this floral blouse.
We love the floral print on this pleated midi skirt.
This croc-effect bag looks far more expensive than £215.
With 40% off, this jacket is bound to sell out quickly.
These trousers are from Mango’s new sustainable collection.
This Topshop Boutique shirtdress with a statement sash at the waist is a perfect spring work buy.
The black ribbons add a little extra something to this classic striped shirt.
This is bound to be a cult Zara buy.
These flat mules look super expensive.
White accessories are huge at the moment, and this tote bag is big enough to pile in plenty of your work essentials.
We love this Zara take on a classic tweed jacket.
These are both smart and comfortable.
These wide-leg trousers are an everyday staple.
New label Kitri is a go-to for affordable workwear.
We love these rust-coloured block heels by this Berlin-based shoe brand.
You’ll want to wear this jacket at weekends too.
Maggie Marilyn is one of our favourite new affordable designer brands.
This is one of those where-did-you-get-that pieces.
This blue double-breasted jacket would look elegant with a white silk shirt.
This silk shirt is a classic buy.
If you work in a creative office you can get away with wearing joggers to work with these silky printed trousers.
Add some colour to your work wardrobe with this postbox-red jacket.
A classic navy blazer is a workwear staple, and the gold buttons on this M&S style are super elegant.
This grey shopper will carry everything from your laptop to your papers.
A breezy shirtdress is a summer office staple.
The beading detailing on this jumper will take you straight from desk to dinner.
The pleated cuffs add an interesting twist to a conservative blue shirt.
These two-tone trousers would look expensive when paired with an elegant silk blouse.
This structured tote keeps selling out fast.
It can be easy to forget about accessories when it comes to workwear, but these gold flower earrings will liven up your existing work uniform.
The Knox shirt is a cult buy, and we love the thin striped update on the original white style.
These low block heels mean you’ll be able to last all day without reaching for the emergency trainers underneath your desk.
This printed sleeve dress is the perfect throw-on work dress.
Thanks to John Lewis’ Modern Rarity collection you can get one of Palmer//Harding’s signature shirts for a fraction of the cost.
An update on those black trousers you wear day in and day out.
This shawl-collar silk blouse is the ultimate luxe work purchase.
These backless loafers would look excellent with ankle-grazing trousers and will work into your summer work wardrobe too.
Don’t be afraid of adding a little colour into your work wardrobe, such as this bright pink cashmere jumper.
This smart bag is the perfect size to fit in all your work essentials.
A printed silk scarf can transform your simple tried-and-tested work uniform.
The ruffle trend isn’t going anywhere anytime soon, and we love this striped conservative take from Mango.
These small statement earrings make a big impact.
We know you love jumpers with statement sleeves, and this Warehouse number is smart enough for work.
To look current, opt for black trousers with a kick-flare hem.
If you work in a more creative office, experiment with jazzy prints, like this one from Finery.
This gold cuff would look striking with just a classic white shirt and suit trousers.
Opt for classics with interesting twists or details, such as this Joseph jumper with a ribbon at the back.
This new-in jacket from Zara is simple but has a very striking silhouette.
A lightweight silk dress such as this COS grey kimono-sleeve midi is a perfect work investment.
Looking to ditch your canvas tote? This bag is big enough for your papers and laptop, and it’s under £50.
A classic but interesting print that will go with any office-ready basics.
Finery is one of our favourite brands for workwear, and we love this white shirt with fluted sleeves.
This yellow jumper is the perfect cheery statement buy, and the collar detailing makes it look smarter than your average crewneck.
A classic but elegant watch is a workwear must, and Larsson & Jennings is an Instagram favourite.
If you don’t want to spend a fortune on your 9-to-5 look, then this M&S jacket is a smart buy.
Small block heels are chic but comfortable.
Want to tap into the Gucci phenomenon for under £150? This silk scarf is your perfect buy. For more new-in buys, see our edit of the best pieces that have dropped this week. Opening Image: Sandra Semberg