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Liven things up in the boardroom with the use of colour, pattern and eye-catching accessories, these chic spring updates take any office outfit from drab to fab.
Revive the classic dress and jacket combo with this bright printed blazer and gorgeous drop-waist dress.
Dress, £365, Joseph at www.my-wardrobe.com. Jacket, £360, Sonia by Sonia Rykiel at www.my-wardrobe.com. Sandals, £149, from www.hobbs.co.uk
This cute belted dress is reminiscent of the early sixties - bring it bang up to date with a pair of graphic print wedges.
Check dress, £175, www.jaeger.co.uk, wedges, £79.99, Eley Kishimoto and Clarkes. Earrings, £18, www.east.co.uk
Brighten up any wardrobe with some pop-tastic colour.
Blazer, £427, DKNY at www.my-wardrobe.com. Trousers, £240, www.lucza.com. Sling backs, £165, from L.K.Bennett. Earrings, £155, from www.boticca.com
Go for low-key glamour with a luxurious cashmere sweater and sassy pencil skirt.
Sweater, £99, from www.boden.co.uk. Skirt, £165, from www.lucza.com. Shoes, £85, from www.dune.co.uk. Ring, £12, from www.accessorize.com
Take inspiration from Stella McCartney and double-up in matching leopard print.
Jacket, £169, dress £110 and shoes £159, all from www.hobbs.co.uk. Leather bag, £295, from www.lkbennett.com.
The classic white shirt gets a modern update – and looks even fresher with pair of fancy pants.
Silk shirt, £195, Theory at www.my-wardrobe.com. Pants, £119, and shoes, £139, both www.hobbs.co.uk. Leather bag, £265, www.mimiberry.co.uk
Adding a touch of neon immediately transforms a business outfit from drab to fab.
Jacket, £230, Farhi by Nicole Farhi at www.my-wardrobe.com. Culottes from a selection at www.gerarddarel.com. Envelope bag, £99, from Pied a Terre at www.houseoffraser.co.uk. Pumps, £25, from www.marksandspencer.com.
Slip into a simple shirtdress for year-round style. If it’s too cool for sandals try opaque tights and brogues.
Dress, £320, from www.lucza.com. Sandals, £70, from Dune. Bag, £149, from www.tulahandbags.co.uk. Cuff, £35, from www.riverisland.com
This leopard print number is perfect for that day to night transformation when after-office drinks are calling. Just slip on a pair of heels and slip into the nearest bar.
Dress, £225, from www.jaeger.co.uk. Tote bag, £330, Michael Kors at www.my-wardrobe.com. Slingbacks, £69, from www.boden.co.uk
For timeless style a chic cropped jacket is perfect with smart trousers for work and a pair of favourite jeans for weekend.
Jacket, £330, from www.lucza.com Trousers, £150, from www.jaeger.co.uk. Bag, £149, from www.hobbs.co.uk. Suede pumps, £39.50, from www.marksandspencer.com.
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